Decker pack saddles for sale, all leather, from $650.  Quality decker pack saddles offered: Teton, Bighorn, Ray Holes, and Hickman.


One of these decker pack saddles will meet your packing requirements whether you are a professional outfitter or an occasional packer.


I prefer deckers that have rolled and lined breast collar, breeching and hip pad. The softer leather protects the horse better.  Rolling the leather precludes rough leather edges that can chafe the horse.


I prefer deckers over sawbucks.  Decker advantages over a sawbuck.


1. Much stronger and more durable. The decker has metal arches that connect the tree.  Sawbuck has wood crutches connecting the tree.  If you ever have the misfortune of rolling a horse the sawbuck crutches become kindling and you will have a useless pack saddle.  I rolled a horse down a mountainside using a decker in 1984. Very fortunate, the horse was not injured.  Decker was not damaged in any way.  Got the horse up, rearranged the pack and off we went.  Great horse.


2. Deckers have a half breed.  Half breed is a canvas cover with a foam pad inside. Half breed protects the animal from the pack load. At bottom of half breed there is a wood slat on each side.  These wood slats provide significant protection especially with heavy loads.


3.  Metal arches connecting the tree.  Metal arches are about 8-10" lower than the wood crutches on a sawbuck making it much easier to secure pannier straps.  I use pannier hooks that are attached to my panniers that make loading quick and easy.


The Hickman Deluxe is our top of the line saddle and is built to last you a lifetime.  This saddle features everything you would want to see in a high quality decker pack saddle - 12/14oz leather, a pine tree, a rolled and lined breast collar and breeching, nickel plated hardware, and roller buckles.  The arches on the secured with 6 bolts each side.  This saddle is built to order and typically ships within 2 - 4 weeks.


The Ray Holes pack saddle is an exceptional pack saddle featuring solid brass fittings and Hermann oak leather grade. Leather straps are 1/4" thick.  Very strong cottonwood tree.  Arches secured with 6 bolts per side. This saddle is built to order and typically ships within 4 - 8 weeks.


The Bighorn Decker is also a quality pack saddle made of standard grade Hermann Oak leather.  This saddle is built to order and typically ships within 8 - 12 weeks.


The Teton Decker is an excellent choice for an entry level packer or someone who needs a saddle to cover their basic needs.  This saddle is typically in stock and can ship within 1 - 2 business days.


All deckers are complete pack saddles.  Decker includes tree, breast collar with straps, half breed, breeching, hip pad with spider straps, quarter straps and latigo.  


Feel free to call if you have any questions on decker pack saddles.