Meet Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor has spent most of his life in the company of horses and a participated a variety of disciplines in the industry. His experience includes breeds like Thouroughbreds, Appaloosas, Paints, Arabians, and Quarter Horses.

He began his journey trail riding and has participated in almost every western event offered in the show ring.  Like most aspiring riders, Jim worked for many different trainers to learn all he could.  He has trained, ridden, and shown in everything from western pleasure, trail, equitation, and rode stock horses with a hackamore and full bridles. His favorite events are reining and working cow horse winning consistently in each of these events in his younger days.

Jim Taylor’s passion for saddle making came in 1972 when he purchased a western saddle at a tack store in the pacific northwest. Right then he became very interested in providing professional quality saddles and tack to top professional western trainers and showmen of the day.  This desire led to a full-time job manufacturing and repairing saddles in a shop with his brother Paul White.

After selling his shop to his brother, Jim left for Texas in 1981 to start a new venture in saddle making and the rest is history. Jim has applied his experience in training pens and show rings to building equipment that really works for the horse and the rider.  In his words, “we build the ridability first and the pretty second”.  He takes his knowledge of riding and his knowledge of building a saddle and knows what to listen for when designing a professional quality saddle for trainers making a living in the saddle or competitors enjoying the saddle.

Jim Taylor Saddles has worked to bring you a new and exciting era for the reining and working cow horse saddle industry. With the experience of Jim Taylor and the new ideas of the saddlery we will strive to bring you the rideability, consistency and quality you have come to expect in a high quality saddle.

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Physical Address:
Jim Taylor Saddlery
914 Wolfe City Drive
Greenville, TX 75401