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The Traveler
The Traveler Saddle is made the traditional, time honored way using a rawhide covered wood tree and leather ground work over a tin strainer. This saddle brings together a great combination of antique and contemporary : Durability–constructed with select 13-15oz. leather over a Steele Saddle Tree, LLC tree, with solid brass hardware. Built to last and be passed on as a family heirloom. Style–The look of yesteryear with the comfort of a modern saddle.
Stock No. :
3315  15" Seat
3316  16" Seat
Suggested Retail Price: $4290.00
The Traveler

Tree: Mounted Shooter Tree, made of Southern Yellow Pine covered Rawhide. Manufactured by Steele Saddle Tree LLC. The ground work is hand shaped using skirting leather over a 20 gauge saddle strainer (tin seat). We shape this leather to sit you comfortably in the saddle eliminating the need for all the fancy-named thick padding that many are using today to cover poor ground work.
Seat Size: Available in 15 " and 16".
Bars: Quarter Horse Bars
Weight: Approximately 48 lbs.
Gullet Width: 6
Gullet Height: 8
Swell: Round Fork; Width 12".
Skirts: Length 27" (on 16"seat); Width 12 ½", lined with faux shearling, 90% wool.
Cantle: Height 4";  Width  13"; Dish 1
½"; Style ½" Pencil Roll, Hand Sewn.
Horn: Solid Bronze by Boise Foundry; Height 3", Diameter 3" Leather covered, Hand Sewn.
Stirrup Leathers: 3" with Leather Covered Blevins Buckles, machine sewn and copper riveted at the Blevins Buckles and the top of the fenders
Stirrups: Brass Bound Wooden 2 ½" Visialia with Half Covers.
Rigging: Double Dee in 7/8's position, Solid Brass Dees
Leather: 13-15 oz. Golden Skirting.
Trim: The Traveler comes with 8 ½" X 9" made on the back jockeys (not removable). All Hardware including the saddle screws and washers is Solid Brass.  Saddle strings on this eight string set hang 36" from the rear button, 18" from the seat buttons, and 24" from the front button.  We use the Union Lockstitch to sew and pull the 277 white nylon thread tight at 5 ½ stitches to the inch.
Finish: Each Traveler Saddle first receives several warm coats of 100% pure neatsfoot oil followed by a generous coat of Aussie Leather Conditioner.
Tooling: Running W Border with shell on each side.
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