Since 1990, Simco merged with Longhorn and is now known as Simco-Longhorn. That transaction did not change much to the Simco manufacture as both manufactures stayed at the same places (Chattanooga, TN for Simco). This review is for Simco saddles only. With its 20 craftsmen, Simco has developed over 75 models since 1933, including some for youth. All of them are handmade.
Top Simco Qualities
Soft and smooth leather, light weight, can be used for many purposes, good buy for the money, very comfortable
Dislikes about Simco Saddles
Stitching came loose on the seat, “new” styles not as good looking, hard to fit narrow horse, disappointment in some models
Price Range of a Simco When New
Summary of Simco Saddles
It looks like the quality of Simco Saddles went down in the last years. Many owners of old models were disappointed by their new Simco. To them, quality was not as good as before and styling was missing, making their new saddles look cheap. For those who never had one before, it seems like they’re happy with their saddle because it is a “good buy for the money”. I think that Simco saddles are good for beginners who wish to ride in a saddle of their own or people who would like to have an “okay” saddle, nothing more. As for the older models, reviews are all good. Another reason to buy second hand!