Information Western Saddles

Saddle Trees

 

4 Options - 4 Winners!

Wooden Trees

Click on the PDF symbol to download an extensive list with tree styles and angles here

Not only can you choose from multiple designs of quality Western Saddles for various disciplines, you can also choose from our large variety of traditional wooden trees, tried and true for many years. Our wooden trees come in various shapes and forms and can be ordered rawhide covered or covered with fiberglass. Whether you're looking into a reining saddle, cutting, barrel racing, or ranch roping, rest assured that we have the tree to fit your horse. Nearly every tree can be built into the saddle of your choice. Download a list of available tree varieties here.

Deu-Flex tree

We also offer a one of a kind alternative to traditional trees - the Deu-Flex tree. The Deu-Flex tree has a rigid wooden fork and cantle, yet the bars and seat are of leather only, allowing for great flexibility, without losing stability and the true Western Feel. The Leather tree has a great advantage, lasts a very long time and conforms nicely to your horses back, for maximum performance and comfort. The Deu-Flex tree is not considered to be treeless. It is in fact a full tree made entirely of leather. Many layers of high quality vegetable tanned saddle skirting leather are layered on top one another, glued and stitched, to shape a tree.

Flex-Fit Tree

Additionally, you can find our Flex-Fit Tree with fully adjustable fork in our Flex-Fit Western Saddle Line. This tree is a semi-flexible, high quality carbon fiber tree, that provides maximum stability along the spine, yet enough flexibility on the bars to allow your horse to bend. Along with the most innovative system available, our Allen wrench system, which allows you to change the width of the fork as wide or narrow as needed. Not recommended for roping.

Pro-Flex Tree

We also offer a flexible tree of high quality that is not adjustable, which is called the Pro-Flex tree.  The Pro-Flex tree is NOT adjustable, comes with a rigid fork in 4 sizes, and the horn is of solid wood.The Foundation is made of the same material as our Flex-Fit trees. Not recommended for roping
Available sizes:

• Pro-Flex S narrow-medium

• Pro-Flex M Medium

• Pro-Flex L Medium-wide

• Pro-Flex XL Wide

Fender Lengths (measured from the middle of the seat to the tread of the stirrups)

Fenders

 

M ca. 77 cm (approx. 30.3 inches)

L ca. 84 cm (approx. 33 inches)

S ca. 70 cm (approx. 27.5 inches)

Shortest setting  

M ca. 93 cm (approx. 36.6 inches)

S ca. 88 cm (approx. 34.6 inches)

L ca. 101 cm (approx. 39.7 inches)

Longest setting

 

Equitation seat and fenders

From now on all Flex Fit models can be ordered with an equitation seat and equitation fenders. The changed built of the seat provides a deep, straight dressage seat. The equitation fenders are moved back, immediately placing the riders leg perfectly underneath them.

 
 

Leather options

Saddle Leather

When we build your saddle, we are committed to using only the best vegetable tanned leather we can get our hands on. We are offering a large variety of colors to choose from, leaving you with only one question: Which one is your favorite?  The appearance of your saddle is greatly influenced by a combination of Saddle Leather (Smooth Leather) and Seat Leather (Nappa- or Nubuck Leather).

Please note that the pictured leather colors are not necessarily true to tone, and serve only as a sample photo. With leather being a natural product, slight differences are possible as well as small scarring. These are not production errors, but rather a sign of authenticity and high quality leather. Depending on your computer screen and resolution settings, colors may differ and guarantees are not given. 

 

Seat Leather

You can choose from three different types of leather when deciding on your seat leather. Nappa Leather is a soft leather, with a lightly structured surface. Nubuck & Aspen Leather is of velvet-like feel with a rough out structure on the surface, which helps tremendously with adherence. Special colors available upon request (Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, pattern, etc.) - upcharge applies.

Please note that the pictured leather colors are not necessarily true to tone, and serve only as a sample photo. With leather being a natural product, slight differences are possible as well as small scarring. These are not production errors, but rather a sign of authenticity and high quality leather. Depending on your computer screen and resolution settings, colors may differ and guarantees are not given. 

 

Special Materials

Genuine exotic leather as well as exotic prints are only available upon request in various styles and colors. (e. G. Stingray, Alligator, Ostrich, Elephant)

Please note that the pictured leather colors are not necessarily true to tone, and serve only as a sample photo. With leather being a natural product, slight differences are possible as well as small scarring. These are not production errors, but rather a sign of authenticity and high quality leather. Depending on your computer screen and resolution settings, colors may differ and guarantees are not given. 

 

Trims

To individualize your DP saddle you can chose from different trimming and braiding options. Please don't hesitate to contact us, we will gladly help you find what you are looking for and walk you through the process. 

Rawhide Stitching

Also available on the Horn

Silver laced

rawhide braid

Also available without silver lace

Spots

Our Spots come in two different sizes.

Crystals

The Crystals come in various colors as well as irredecent.

The color of piping can be a real eye catcher on your saddle.

Piping

Please ask about options! Errors, changes, and color deviations possible. (not available for all models)

Riggings

The term "rigging" is used to refer to how the cinch strap attaches to the saddle to hold the saddle in place.

Most popular riggings are C and D Rings. Most of our riggings are built In-Skirt, meaning that the rings are directly built into the leather skirting of the saddle. Because of that, there is very little material between the riders leg and the horse and enables a closer contact and correct riding aids. 

Rigging Positions

The most common position for modern type horses is the 7/8th

C-Ring Inskirt

Double C-Ring Inskirt

three way rigging,

7/8th, 3/4th and 1/2

Rigging options are model-dependent - Please ask us! Errors, changes, and color deviations possible

 
 

Tooling options

 

To individualize your DP saddle, we offer a wide variety of border tooling to choose from. Design your saddle the way you've always wanted it to look!

Please note: Not all Tooling options are possible on all saddles.

Border tooling can be tooled onto:

Border Tooling

(*depending on model)

G6240

BT G447 Snake

BT G47 Snake

BT G25 Barb Wire

BT G28

BT G22 snake small

G51 small

BT G49 snake

BT G44 Barb Wire small

BT G27

BT G24

G46

BT G48 snake

Barb Wire

BT G26

BT G23

BT 1405 Classic

BT G6250

BT G39

G46

BT G3

BT G21 snake

BT 1330

BT G45

BT G38

BT G31 F

BT Apache

BT 1105 G39 G1

BT G40

BT G37

BT G31 H

 

Basket Toolings

Available basket tooling options:

Basket G1

Basket G6

Basket G9

Basket G12

Basket G15

Basket G18

Basket G29

Basket G2

Basket G7

Basket G10

Basket G13

Basket G16

Basket G19

Basket G32

Basket G3

Basket G8

Basket G11

Basket G14

Basket G17

Basket G20

Basket G34

Basket G35

 

Seat Shapes

We offer five different seat shapes. Color, size, and materials depend on the saddle model.

Please note: Not all Seat shapes options are possible on all saddles.

Bicycle

Full

3/4

Inlay

Split

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