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Factors That Affect Tree Fit 

The shape of the saddle tree is what has to match (with allowances built in) the shape of the horse’s back. But how do you describe a complex shape like the bottom of a tree bar, not to mention how the two bars are situated compared to each other. In building trees, there are a number of factors that can be varied independently. By understanding what these factors are and how they work together, you can figure out what might be causing the saddle fit issues and what needs to be different in a better fitting tree.

Factors That Affect Fit Overview

Surface Area

Bar Spread

Bar Angle




Gullet Clearance