Tree: A-Fork style tree made of Southern Yellow Pine and rawhide covered. Manufactured 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 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 16" and 17".
Bars: Full Quarter Horse Arizona Bars
Weight: Approximately 45 lbs.
Gullet Width: 7"
Gullet Height: 8"
Swell: A-Fork; Width 9 ½"
Skirts: Length 27", Width 11 ½". Lined with faux shearling.
Leather: 13-15 oz. Thoroughbred skirting in Walnut or Golden.
Trim: All Hardware, including the saddle screws and washers, is stainless steel. Saddle strings cut from premium, 5-7 oz. burgundy latigo. We use the Union Lockstitch to sew and pull the 346 white nylon thread tight at 4 ½ stitches to the inch.
Finish: Each Working Class A-Fork 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.