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We are no longer building saddle trees. We have two saddle fit videos available on our westernsaddlefit.com websiteWestern 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.)

Special Wood Post Horns

Because we shape wood post horns individually, we can easily make a different shape than normal, along with the different height and pitches we have pictured in our Horns on Wade Trees and our Wood Post Horns on Swell Fork Trees pages.  We can even move the horn forward on the fork for those worried about “belly clearance”!  We also use special woods to make exposed wood caps or even fully exposed horns if requested.  Following are some pictures of different shapes, styles and exposed wood horns we have been asked to make.  If you have questions or wish to discuss something like this on a tree you want to order, please contact us.

Please note:  These pictures were taken on a flat table.  There will be less pitch to the horns when the trees are on a horse.

Different Shapes

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  Hope style wood post horn
  3 1/4" high, 4" cap, 22 degree pitch, 4" stock
  Special order, slight amount of extra belly, extra pitch
  3 1/4" high, 4" cap, 38 degree pitch, 5" stock
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  Extra belly on small cap horn
  3" high, 3 1/2" cap, 30 degree pitch, 4 3/4" stock
  Extra thick neck
  3 1/4" high, 4" cap, 30 degree pitch, 5" stock

Exposed Wood Caps

We will discuss with you about how to attach the horn caps so they fit with your saddle design.  We have placed the screw holes so individual silver inlays work well, or we have routered out a specific size circle for the inlaid horn cap.

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  Jarrah wood exposed horn cap
  5" cap size, Guadalajara horn cap shape
  Jarrah wood exposed horn cap
  3 1/4" high, 5" cap, 30 degree pitch, 5" stock
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  Peter Mayer of McLeese Lake BC built this saddle
  on a tree with an exposed Jarrah wood horn cap
  Richard Tenisch silver on Peter Mayer saddle
  2 3/4" horn cap on 5" Guadalajara Jarrah wood horn
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  Peter Mayer made this saddle for a working cowboy
  on a tree with an exposed Jarrah wood horn cap 
  Richard Tenisch also did the silver on this saddle
  This picture was taken after 2 years of cowboy use


Fully Exposed Wood Horns

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  Padauk wood exposed horn
  3 1/4" high, 4 3/4" cap, 30 degree pitch, 5 1/4" stock
  Padauk wood exposed horn
  The reddish color of this wood really glows in the light.
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Special_Horns_16.jpg   Gary Parrish built this saddle on a Will James tree.
  The horn is made of a wood called Purpleheart.
  3" high, 3 1/2" cap, 27 degree pitch, 4 1/4" stock
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Special_Horns_20.jpg   A Gary Parrish saddle on a Modified Association tree.
  The horn is made of Jarrah Wood.  
  3" high, 4" cap, 27 degree pitch, 4 1/2" stock