Friday, April 26th, 2019

The Champ and His Cactus

Clay O’Brien Cooper is the only cowboy to have earned $3 million in the PRCA strictly by team roping. And for the past 19 years, the seven-time world champ has done that riding a Cactus. “I can order one specifically to fit a particular horse or to fit what I like and want in my saddle,” said Cooper. “Over the years I’ve changed around with different tooling designs and other features, but I still ride some of my Cactus saddles that are 15 years old.” Cooper takes care of his...

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Friday, April 26th, 2019

Riley Minor On The Game Of Inches

When you’re spinning one steer for $100,000, experience helps. Cactus team member and nine-time NFR header Riley Minor felt lucky to make the Shoot-Out round of RFD-TV’s The American this month, because his brother had roped a leg on the steer prior. But the two knew how to get it done – they were the 2017 champs of The American rodeo. Riley uses a Relentless saddle on his defending PRCA/AQHA Head Horse of the Year, 18-year-old Bob, and he had it made with a 4-inch cantle, which he says helps...

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Cactus Releases an NBHA Branded Barrel Racer Saddle

March 18, 2010 Greenville, TX (March 3, 2010) – Cactus Saddlery is proud to announce the release of the National Barrel Horse Association branded barrel racing saddle. In 2008, Cactus Saddlery became the Official Saddle of the NBHA and began designing the NBHA saddle to suit the needs of every barrel racer. Scott Thomas, General Manager of Cactus Saddlery, said, “The NBHA Barrel Racer took a year to design and develop. Our goal was to design a saddle that would give the rider proper positioning while fitting the horse correctly....

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Craig Cameron Wins Road to the Horse

March 23, 2010 They say that the third time’s a charm, well, for Craig Cameron, that statement became fact at the 2010 Road to the Horse. For those of you who may not be familiar, Road to the Horse is a competition that gives three internationally known trainers the opportunity to show off their horsemanship skills and experience. Each competitor chooses an unbroken colt from a remuda (a group of 10 horses), and builds a relationship with the horse. The competitors are judged on the end result, as well as...

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The Cactip

When you are first learning to ride, or are breaking in a new horse, the most complex and frustrating thing can be getting the proper fit with your saddle. The most common error in proper saddle fit is improperly saddling your horse. There are three primary schools of thought when it comes to saddle fitting, but every saddle maker will most likely tell you something different. It is important to do your research and find out what works best for you and your horse. At Cactus Saddlery, we have over...

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