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Light Draft Trail Saddle - WIDE tree

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Light Draft Trail Saddle - WIDE tree
  • $500 firm.  Built for the draft cross.  By Wyoming Saddlery.  7" gullet draft horse bars - don't let the number fool you, this is a very wide gullet due to the bar angle.

    Cordura/ leather hybrid, 16"padded seat, full leather in-tree rigging both front and flank, has rings behind cantle for britching/ crupper, extra D's on the pommel for tying stuff down, strings on D's both front and back.  Stirrups are hung on leather with Blevins buckles.  Tree is wood covered with fiberglass for extra durability/integrity.  Round skirt, synthetic fleece underskirting.

    Rode in it less than 20 times.  Was brand new last May.  Just never really fit my extra wide Haflinger right - a little too wide in the wither for her.  It fit her big, beefy sire quite well (but I don't own him).  Should work nicely for any wide-shouldered, flat-backed draft cross.

    Here is a link with pics of the saddle, as seen through my very critical eye:

    note that the seat leather has surprised me, it has held up well - soft but supple.

    Here is the basic model as sold through the manufacturer.  I had it customized with the extra rings and D's and chose a simpler tooling pattern for easy maintenance.


    here it is 'in use'
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  • Here iti s compared to a Circle Y FQHB saddle.  When I actually measured the gullet, it was 8" at the narrowest point between the front conchos.