Tree: Buster Welch Ranch Cutter. Rawhide covered and rawhide laced. Manufactured by Batie’s Custom Saddle Tree, Inc. 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.
Stirrup Leathers: 3" with leather covered Blevins Buckles.
Stirrups: 3" wooden bell stirrups. Metal bound and leather covered. Machine sewn.
Rigging: Double dee rigging in 7/8’s position. Hardware is Stainless Steel.
Flank Cincha: 6" tapering to 4" to 1 ¾"; burgundy latigo lined. Deluxe stainless steel roller buckles.
Leather: 15-17 oz. Thoroughbred Skirting in Walnut.
Trim: Hansen Western Gear’s Tempe pattern conchos. Sterling Silver Overlay . All Hardware, including the saddle screws and washers, is stainless steel. Saddle strings cut from premium 7-8 oz. burgundy latigo. We use the Union Lockstitch to sew and pull the 346 white nylon thread tight at 5 1/2 stitches to the inch.
Finish: Each Ranch Cutter 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.