Tree: A beefed-up version of the B-Light Trail Tree, made of Southern Yellow Pine covered in a double hand-laid layer of 6 oz fiberglass cloth. Manufactured exclusively for us by Steele Saddle Tree LLC. The ground work is hand shaped using skirting leather over a 20 oz. saddle strainer (tin seat).
Seat Size: Available in 15″, 16″ and 17″.
Bars: Full Quarter Horse Bars
Weight: Approximately 36 lbs.
Gullet Width: 7″
Swell: A-Fork; Width 10″
Skirts: Length 26″ (on 16″ seat); Width 11″ at the front and 9″ at rear, lined with faux shearling, 90% wool.
Cantle: Height 4″ Width 13“; Dish 1 ½“; Style 1½” Cheyenne Roll, Hand Sewn.
Horn: Height 2 ¾“, Diameter 3”, Leather covered, Hand Sewn, mule hide horn wrap.
Stirrup Leathers: 2½” with leather covered Blevins Buckles, machine sewn and copper riveted at the blevins buckle and the top of the fender.
Stirrups: Wooden metal bound natural rawhide covered, hand laced bell stirrups with 3″ treads.
Rigging: Dropped plate rigging in 7/8’s position. Hardware is Stainless Steel Horseshoe Brand with black inlay floral work.
Leather: 13-15 oz. Golden, Mahogany, or Walnut Skirting.
Trim: Slotted Horseshoe Brand Conchos with black accents; all Hardware including the saddle screws and washers is stainless steel. Saddle strings cut from premium 5-7 oz. burgandy latigo. The bicycle padded seat is constructed with 3/8″ close cell foam covered with 4-5 oz. chap leather. We use the Union Lockstitch to sew and pull the 277 white nylon thread tight at 5 1/2 stitches to the inch.
Finish: Each B-Light Ranch & Trail Saddle first receives a warm coat of 100% pure neatsfoot oil followed by a generous coat of Aussie Leather Conditioner. Edges are burnished by hand rubbing.
Tooling: Border Tooled and Basket Stamped