I've heard of a few who build their training saddles to last for only a short time. We build ours to last. No short cuts here on rivets, screws, nails or workmanship.
Tree: DL Reiner, rawhide covered and rawhide laced. 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 15.5", 16" and 16.5".
Bars: Full Quarter Horse Bars
Weight: Approximately 35 lbs.
Gullet Width: 7"
Swell: Reiner; Width 13"
Skirts: Length 27"; Width 14", lined with faux shearling 90% wool.
Cantle: Height 3" Width 12½"; Dish 1 ¼"; Style 2 ¼" Cheyenne Roll with overlay, Hand Sewn.
Horn: Height 2 ¼", Diameter 2", leather covered, hand sewn.
Stirrup Leathers: 2½" with leather covered Blevins Buckles
Stirrups: Wooden metal bound natural rawhide covered, hand laced bell stirrups with 3" treads..
Rigging: Horseshoe Brand In-skirt rigging ring in 7/8's position. 3" Stainless Steel dees in rear.
Leather: 13-15 oz. Golden Rough Out Leather.
Trim: Finished with leather rossettes and satinless steel screws and washers. We use the Union Lockstitch to sew and pull the 277 white nylon thread tight at 5 1/2 stitches to the inch.
Finish: Each Training Saddle first receives a warm coat of 100% pure neatsfoot oil followed by a generous coat of Aussie Leather Conditioner. Edges are burnished by hand rubbing.
Stock No. :
No. 70155 15.5" Seat
No. 70160 16" Seat
No. 70165 16.5" Seat
Suggested Retail Price: $2290.00