We are no longer building saddle trees, but our video, Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo!! We also have all our blog posts relating to how saddles work on horses organized on our website at www.westernsaddlefit.com. (We left this website up because we have had many requests to keep the information available.)
Side Saddle Trees
We build side saddle trees which can be used for Western side saddles or English looking side saddles. Our bars are shaped the same as on our astride saddles, and all the Factors That Affect Tree Fit can be changed the same way on side saddle trees as on our astride saddle trees. The seats are level side to side to evenly balance the rider's weight. The leaping horn is attached with a reverse threaded bolt to tighten counterclockwise. We have used both English stirrup bars and straight bars for the stirrups, and can use other types if requested. As always, we are willing to work with the saddle maker to build the style of tree they want.