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Clinton Langerud

Raised on Diamond L Stables, under the guidance of my father, Clifford Langerud, a renowned saddle maker, my early years were steeped in the art and craft of saddle making and horsemanship. This unique upbringing, paired with my adventures on the professional rodeo cowboy association circuit as a saddle bronc rider and working on ranches across Colorado and Wyoming, gave me a profound appreciation for craftsmanship and practical horse equipment.

Now, as a saddle maker, I specialize in creating wood post-horn saddles designed for working cowboys and cowgirls. This focus reflects not just my deep understanding of the needs within the ranching community but also a commitment to continue a legacy of traditional craftsmanship enriched with real-world hands.

Clint in 1993, Clark, CO. 

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2023 BCHND saddle raffle

In collaboration with the Back Country Horsemen of North Dakota, this saddle was made by Clinton Langerud for their fundraiser.  Raffle drawing is at the annual poker ride fundraiser, Bar X Ranch, Medora, ND in September.  Saddle winner is Kathy Tyler from Big Stone City, SD.  Congratulations Kathy! 

You can donate to BCHND here (no paypal needed and please check the box to cover fees): 

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Custom wade saddle

2023 Custom Saddle Order

Buckaroo is this cowgirl's style.  The tree was custom made to fit her short backed horse, and saddle made to her specs, including stirrup leathers adjustable for shorter legs. 

Custom wade saddle

2024 Handmade build CLS#103

This saddle is built on a Bowden rawhide covered tree.  16" seat.  Measures 7" gullet. In-skirt front double rigging for 7/8 or 3/4 rigging options.  


Ordering a
Custom or Handmade
Wade Saddle

Our wade saddles are handmade quality to last you a lifetime.  Made to fit you and your horse for comfort and safety. We can use a tree of your choice or order a tree for you based off you and your horse's measurements.  We are currently using Hadlock & Fox trees and Wickett & Craig leather.  


Our base build price of $2800 includes: fiberglass tree, plain or roughout finish, round or square skirt, hard seat, shovel seat, 7/8th in-skirt rigging, stainless or brass hardware, narrow cheyenne roll, heavy duty flank cinch, latigo tie strap and half breed off strap, Blevins buckles or lace up stirrup adjustments, twist & wrap stirrup leathers, stirrups-bell, oxbow, or roper, mule hide horn wrap, 6 saddle strings, rope strap. 


Options with additional fees:  Custom tree, rawhide covered tree, bucking rolls, bulldog tapaderos, medium saddle bags, border stamping, leather cover stirrups, roping or tripping collar, headstall, split reins.  

For a handmade or custom saddle estimate, contact Liz at Activated Cowgirl & Co. with questions or to discuss exactly what you're looking for.   

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