RW Bowman B–Light Trail Saddle
$ 1,695.00

The B- Light Trail Saddle is made in the traditional time honored way, using a wood tree and leather ground work over a tin seat strainer. The sheer simplicity of this saddle is it's real beauty. No gimmicks here; just an honest-to-goodness , hand- made saddle with no short cuts.

  • MSRP: $2190
  • Tree: The B-Light Trail Tree is made of Southern Yellow Pine and covered in a single, hand-laid layer of 6 oz fiberglass cloth. It is manufactured exclusively for us by Steele Saddle Tree, LLC. The ground work is hand shaped using skirting leather over a 20 gauge tin seat strainer. We shape this leather seat to sit you comfortably in the saddle , eliminating the need for all the fancy-named thick padding that many are using today to cover poor ground work.
  • Seat Size: Available in 15", 16" , 17" and 18".
  • Bars: Available in Full Quarter Horse, or Extra Wide for mutton withered, Draft crosses, Haflingers etc, 
  • Weight: Approximately 29 lbs.
  • Gullet Width: Full Quarter Horse 7" or Extra Wide 7 1/2"
  • Gullet Height: 8"
  • Swell: A-Fork; Width 10".
  • Skirts: Length 26" (on 16” seat), Width 11" at front and 9" at rear. Lined with faux shearling, 90% wool.
  • Cantle: Height 4",Width 13",  Dish 1 ½". Style 1 ½" Cheyenne Roll. Hand Sewn.
  • Horn: Height 2 ¾",  Diameter 2 ½".  Leather covered.  Hand Sewn.
  • Stirrup Leathers: 2 ½" with Leather Covered Blevins Buckles. Machine sewn and copper riveted at the Blevins Buckles and the top of the fenders
  • Stirrups: Wooden Bell stirrups with 3" tread. Metal bound and natural rawhide covered. Hand laced .
  • Rigging: Dropped plate rigging in 7/8’s position. Hardware is Stainless Steel Horseshoe Brand.
  • Leather: 13-15 oz. Thoroughbred Skirting Leather. Available in  Mahogany, Walnut , Black or Golden .
  • Trim: Horseshoe Brand Cathedral Conchos with Tie Loops All Hardware including the saddle screws and washers is Stainless Steel. Saddle strings cut from premium 5-7 oz. burgundy latigo. The bicycle style, padded seat is constructed with 3/8" closed 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 ½ stitches to the inch.
  • Finish: Each B-Light Trail Saddle first receives a warm coat of 100% pure neatsfoot oil followed by a generous coat of Aussie Leather Conditioner.
  • Tooling: Border Tooled with stems and turnbacks.
  • Optional Accessories: Rear Flank Cincha and Bucking Rolls.
  • Accessories shown separately under Bowman Saddles and also under Tack and Accessories.