We are no longer building saddle trees. We have two saddle fit videos available on our westernsaddlefit.com website. Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, aimed at riders, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo while the six hour series Well Beyond the Basics, aimed more for professionals but understandable by anyone, is available by streaming on Vimeo. (We left this website up because we have had many requests to keep the information available.)
Building a Saddle Tree
We decided to put up a series of pictures and explanation on how we build a tree not only for your interest, but in the hope that if you understand more about how we make our trees, you will know more about the kind of changes we are able to make in the trees we build for you. Click the links to the right or in the drop down boxes up top to see how we make the different parts of the trees. When we say every tree is individually hand made to your specifications, this is how we do it. Please note that this is how we make our trees. Some other hand made tree makers will do things in a similar, but not identical, manner. Some build their trees in a different way. And production tree shops are very different in their methods. There is a reason we say “every tree maker does things differently”.