RW Bowman Working Class Barrel Saddle - West 20 Saddle Co.
$ 1,795.00

The Working Class Barrel Saddle is made in the traditional time honored way, using a wood tree and leather ground work over a tin seat strainer. This saddle brings together a great combination of qualities needed in today's competition. It's durable; constructed of select,13-15oz. leather over a Steele Saddle Tree, LLC tree. Features American Made stainless steel hardware. Built to last and handle the demands of the competitive circuit. Double rigged with stainless steel c-rigging dee in front. Stylish bicycle style seat with floral and basket stamp tooling.  Running W border and antique ranger star conchos. Its lightweight, coming in at just under 30lbs with the rear cinch.

  • MSRP: $2200
  • Tree: Competition Barrel Tree. Made of Southern Yellow Pine covered in a single, hand-laid layer of 6 oz fiberglass cloth. 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 14 ½",  and 15 ½".
  • Bars: Quarter Horse Bars
  • Weight: Approximately 29 lbs.
  • Gullet Width: 6 ½"
  • Gullet Height: 7 ½"
  • Swell: Round Fork; Width 12".
  • Skirts: Length 25" (on 15 ½"seat), 24” on 14 ½" seat.  Width 10 ½".Lined with faux shearling. 90% wool.
  • Cantle: Height 4", Width 11 ¼", Dish 1 ¼". Style 1 ½" Cheyenne Roll. Hand Sewn.
  • Horn: Height 3 ¾",  Diameter 1 ¾". Leather covered. Hand Sewn.
  • Stirrup Leathers: 2 ½" with Leather Covered Blevins Buckles. Machine sewn and copper riveted at the Blevins Buckles and at the top of the fenders.
  • Stirrups: Off-set Aluminum
  • Rigging: Stainless Steel in-skirt, 7/8’s position. Billet access slots in rear.
  • Leather: 13-15 oz. Thoroughbred  Skirting in Golden color.
  • Trim: Antique Ranger Star conchos. All Hardware, including the saddle screws and washers, is Stainless Steel. The bicycle style padded seat is constructed with 3/8" closed cell foam. Covered with chocolate or black suede. We use the Union Lockstitch to sew and pull the 277 white nylon thread tight at 5 ½ stitches to the inch.
  • Finish: Each Working Class Barrel Saddle first receives a warm coat of 100% pure neatsfoot oil, followed by a generous coat of Aussie Leather Conditioner.
  • Tooling: Floral with basket stamp and Running W border.