John Ogle is an avid horseman, archer, and outdoorsman. John was first introduced to horses over 40 years ago, when he met his future wife, Nancy, in Tucson, Arizona. John and Nancy own a beautiful, registered quarter horses and a riding mule. They enjoy pleasant rides near their secluded, off-the-grid ranch in northeastern Arizona, in addition to more extensive and challenging trail rides in the Blue Range Wilderness and Primitive Area, the Mt. Baldy Wilderness area, and the White Mt. Trail System, all also located in northeastern Arizona.
John has been designing and building one-of-a-kind western saddles and tack for the past 25 years. He also makes his own bows and arrows, and loads his own ammunition. He is trained as a farrier, and he shoes his own horses. Saddle making started as a hobby, including making saddles, saddlebags, chaps, and other tack for Nancy and himself.
For the past 15-20 years, John has crafted new saddles and repaired others for local customers while devoting most of his time to his ranch fencing business. Now retired from fencing, John devotes his time to crafting fine, custom saddlery, tack, and training equipment for the discriminating equestrian.
THE OGLE SADDLERY STORY