Welcome to a whole new riding experience.

Never before has a saddle been offered that gives the rider as much comfort, as much feel and contact with the horse, and at the same time as much security and balance as the SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle.

The SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle is designed to be the most comfortable, best balanced, best fitting saddle on the market at any price. It keeps the rider comfortable, secure, in good balance, and fits the horse securely and comfortably. I find that my horses are calmer, more relaxed, respond much quicker, and move much more freely when being ridden in a SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle.

Do not be misled by the low price of this saddle. It was my goal when I started designing the saddle to make the best balanced, most comfortable, most advanced designed saddle at any price. But I also wanted to produce a saddle that anyone could afford.

Because of the balance and closeness of the rider and horse, it is amazing how quickly a horse responds to the rider’s leg cues and body movement. Young horses move much more freely and seem much more comfortable in a SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle than in a regular saddle. I have had young horses starting to do roll-backs and side-passes with only a few weeks of riding.

I have had over twenty-five years experience in both saddle making and horse training. The SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle has evolved from decades of experience working with some of the top horse trainers and saddle makers in the United States. At the present time, we not only build a large number of traditional leather saddles in our shop but also build custom saddle trees for some of the most accomplished saddle makers in the trade. We have many years experience in designing not only saddles and saddle trees, but also custom fitting saddle trees to many problem horses that were “hard to fit.”

The SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle will fit more horses than any other saddle on the market that I have seen. The front part of the tree being independent of the rear of the cantle section, it is free to conform to different width shoulders and different height withers of many horses because the angle of the tree bards in not rigidly set as in regular saddles. When cinched down, the tree angle automatically conforms to the horse’s shoulders.

When first built, this property was not realized. It was only after riding the SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle on a large number of horses that it became evident the saddle automatically adjusted the angle of the tree to the horse when cinched down.

I have ridden horses with wide, low withers; tall, thin withers; and everything in between, and the SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle fits more horses! May you always ride a good horse and a comfortable, well balanced, and good-fitting saddle.

May you always ride a good horse and a comfortable, well balanced, and good-fitting saddle.

Bob Marshall
Sports Saddle, Inc.

In memory of Robert Bob Lee Marshall

In Salem, KY, Bob developed his saddle business and homestead. Robert Marshall accomplished many great achievements in his lifetime. These achievements include his being a world renowned saddle maker, horse trainer, truck-restorer, multi-patent holder and he was known to be a professional businessman.

Robert Marshall started out training horses during the daytime and at night walking down numerous isle ways of stalled horses fitting his handmade saddle trees to the horses’ backs. As his hard work led on he found himself making cutting saddles and reining-horse saddles for the top trainers and competitors in the United States. Later, Bob developed the famous “treeless” saddle. This saddle was developed to aid in the flexibility and comfort for both horse and rider. Barrel Racers all over the world soon caught on to this light weight, professionally designed saddle and fell in love with its ride, design and comfort for horse and rider as a team. Trail riders also desired his treeless trail saddles for its weight and comfort.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Dianne Marshall of Salem, of whom is still operating the business.