After 30 years of saddle making, and at the age of 70, Jerry decided to retire and focus on his second love - training his Briard Sheep dogs, judging and competing in sheep herding trials. It was at this time that my husband Don and I met him thru a series of fortunate events. I had been cycling thru saddles, like many of you have done, and purchased a used Stonewall on eBay. I was attracted by the minimalist design, lightweight, disregard for traditional styling, and curious about the conformal foam. “I bet this saddle was designed by an engineer”, I commented to my husband upon receiving the saddle. It took some pestering upon my part, but I finally got over to Jerry’s place and we hit it off. After spending the better part of a year apprenticing with Jerry, and when he deemed we were ready, he sold us the company.
For all of you who have written, rest assured that Don and I are committed to continuing to hand build the classic Stonewall Saddle that we all know and love so well. In addition, being Aerospace and Orthopaedic engineers ourselves, we have some new and innovative products in development for your use and enjoyment. Stay tuned and Happy Trails!