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Silver Saddle Trim

silver saddle trim
Basic Silver Trim Set

When you’re looking to dress up your saddle, silver saddle trim will definitely add some “bling.” There’s a wide variety of trim designs available and a range of quality. Most of the trim available today is mass-produced. Montana Silversmiths is probably the best and most well known manufacturer in the market. There are also some very fine silversmiths who are handcrafting saddle trim. There’s obviously a significant cost difference involved.

Saddles can come with the trim already installed or it can be added later. With manufactured saddles you’ll mainly find silver trim on show and competition models where you’re looking to add a little pizzazz to your look in the ring. With custom saddles, the use of silver depends on the buyer’s preference. Horn caps and nameplates are common custom pieces.

silver horn cap
Horn Cap
Silver trim is available in sets or as individual pieces. The most basic set includes two corner plates for the back corners of the skirts, a cantle plate, a horn cap, and 4 large and 2 small conchos. In addition to these pieces, you’ll find silver trim designed for accenting stirrups and tapadaros, fenders, swells, rigging plates, latigo holders, buckles, breast plates on breast collars. Just about any saddle part can receive some extra flash.

Keep in mind that silver trim adds weight to your saddle and is also one more thing to take care of.

Silver trim is also available for saddle pads and blankets. This type of trim is most common with show tack. You'll find silver conchos and silver bars available for holding competition numbers in place. The trim attaches with either Chicago screws or with cufflink backs.

You'll find a nice selection of Silver Saddle Trim pieces and sets at the HorseSaddleShop.com and in our Tack Shop.


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