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Reason #10 to order a hand made tree - Education

The last in the series on why to order a good hand made tree - because the tree maker can help you learn more about trees and how they work. This will help you build a better saddle and serve your customers better.
Subscribe to RSS Feed The last reason to order a good hand made tree that we listed is education.  Right from the start of our business, we have wanted to help saddle… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/reason-10-to-order-a-hand-made-tree-education/

Reason #9 to order a hand made tree - Detailed record keeping

All our trees have their own serial number, and along with that we keep numerous measurements and other information. It comes in handy sometimes!
Continuing on in our Good Reasons to Order a Hand Made Tree series, we come to #9 - Detailed Record Keeping.  We can't speak for what records other hand made tree makers keep,… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/reason-9-to-order-a-hand-made-tree-detailed-record-keeping/

Reason #8 to order a hand made tree - special requests are honored

Getting something a little different or "just what the customer wanted" is why a lot of people look for custom trees. For a true, hand made tree maker, this isn't a problem and is usually pretty fun to do!
There are many "little" things that a tree maker can do to make things easier for a saddle maker to build a saddle the way they want to.  Things like how much rise… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/reason-8-to-order-a-hand-made-tree-special-requests-are-honored/

Reasons 6 and 7 - Communication with us directly and good customer service

Because we its just the two of us, we answer the phone ourselves. And because this is our business, we really want you to enjoy buying trees from us!
Subscribe to RSS Feed I'm moving on to section two of the good reasons to order a hand made tree:  Relationship with the treemaker.  While these may be true of any… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/reasons-6-and-7-communication-with-us-directly-and-good-customer/

Reason #5 to order a hand made tree - time saved and ease in building

We incorporate features in the design and construction of our saddle trees that make them easier and faster for the saddle maker to build a saddle on. We've been told a few times that the time and aggravation saved is worth more than the extra cost of th…
Subscribe to RSS Feed One of Rod's goals when he started building trees was to make a tree that was easy for saddle makers to build on.  If we can do things in the… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/reason-5-to-order-a-hand-made-tree-time-saved-and-ease-in-buildi/

Reason #4 to order a hand made tree - better fit for the horse...

due to larger surface area on the bars and more combinations of factors that affect fit being available.
Subscribe to RSS Feed due to larger surface area, more combinations of the Factors that Affect Tree Fit being available, the rider being positioned more central on the… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/reason-4-to-order-a-hand-made-tree-better-fit-for-the-horse/

Reason #3 to order a hand made tree - The overall look and shape of the tree improves the overall look of your saddle

As the foundation of a house determines its final shape, so the tree determines the final look of the saddle. Here's some things we do to make that shape look "right" to your eye.
Subscribe to RSS Feed To someone who knows about saddles, there is a "look" to a saddle built on a good, hand made tree that is neater, cleaner, more refined.  One… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/reason-3-to-order-a-hand-made-tree-the-overall-look-and-shape-of/

Reasons #1 and #2 to order a hand made tree - materials and workmanship

Here are some explanations for the top two reasons we start with when asked why someone should pay the extra money to order a good hand made tree.
Subscribe to RSS Feed When we try to give people good reasons to order a hand made tree as opposed to a production tree, the two reasons we discuss first are always… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/reasons-1-and-2-to-order-a-hand-made-tree-materials-and-workmans/

Some good reasons to order a hand made tree

Why spend the extra money on a good hand made tree? Here's a whole list of reasons why!
Subscribe to RSS Feed A.)  Better quality tree 1.)  Quality of materials 2.)  Quality of workmanship 3.)  Overall look and shape of the tree improves the overall look… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/some-good-reasons-to-order-a-hand-made-tree/