Raised in Monroe, Utah, Dan began working on saddles along side his father since 1987. After building saddles on the side for years, he and his wife, Ashley, opened their own saddle shop in Monroe, Utah called High Quality Saddles in January of 2008. In November 2021, they moved their shop & family to Newell, South Dakota to help Dan's heart health.
From cutting and roping to trail saddles, Dan makes any style of saddle needed by his customers, with any tooling, at very reasonable and competative prices. High Quality Saddles keep their prices low so the average rider out there can afford a $6,000 saddle without spending a fortune.
Horses and horse training in general has been a lifelong passion, as he was raised on top of a horse! He takes great pride in his work and it shows in the excellent craftsmanship.
At High Quality Saddles, we take our business very personally. Many of our customers become good friends, and our best salespeople!
Dan also creates one-of-a-kind tack and has extensive skill in saddle and tack repair.
He builds excellent-quality, custom tack, including (but not limited to) chaps, gun scabbards, breaststraps, saddlebags, pouches, cell phone cases, knife scabbards, belts, and just about anything else needed out of leather.
Dan and Ashley on a couple of colts by their stallion, Mr Golden Freckles, out of their mare, Holly Peppy Prom. 2016 on Mount Dutton in southern Utah.