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Our classic double skirted Wade Old-Timer saddle is an update of the heavy duty saddles used in the Old West. Endurance stirrups are standard on the Wade Old-Timer. A young cowboy named Clifford Wade had recently migrated from the East with his family and along with him was his favorite saddle. His saddle ’s pommel was almost non existent, it sat low and close to the horse, the rider sat deep with a high pencil roll cantle, the stirrups hung directly under the rider, optimizing a balanced seat position. Though it wasn't called such at the time, it was one of the earliest center-balanced western saddles. Another cowboy named Tom Dorrance took notice of the saddle Clifford was riding. Tom was so impressed with the saddle he had the tree replicated and a new saddle built to his specifications. Tom Dorrance named it the, Wade saddle. Tom was possibly the original natural horseman. His teachings over many years helped form what natural horsemanship is today.The Wade saddle is built for the working cowboy and constructed for comfort and a full day in the saddle. It’s rugged, stout and tough enough to drag down anything you dally to when ordered with our reinforced tree for roping. It truly is a working saddle.