Benchmade Saddle Tree
Benchmade Saddle Tree:
Yellow Poplar Wood
Covered in a Fiberglass/Epoxy Resin Matrix
Completed covered in 3 layers of Fiberglass Cloth
Additional 3 layers of Fiberglass Cloth at each stress point
Commonly used terminology for saddle trees are Quarter Horse, Full Quarter Horse, Semi-Quarter Horse, Arabian and Mule bars.
There is no industry standard to any of the above bar styles. So how do you get the right tree for your horse/mule? Some factors that affect fit are: bar angle, bar twist, bar rock, bar crown and bar/edge relief.
We fit the body type of your horse/mule. It's similar yet very different to buying a "labeled bar" in the fact we measure your horse for the rafter angle, twist, rock, and crown.
There are may cross-breeds today in addition to the registered breeds. The horses/mules backs have significantly changed over the years which is why there are so many saddle/tree fit problems. Once you know the body type of your horse/mule, the next step is learning about widths and lengths of saddle tree bars and how the tree is constructed and why it's important.
We offer Saddle/Tree One Day Seminars to help educate on saddle/tree fit. Contact us if you are interested in a seminar for your group or organization. Send e-mail for rates to email@example.com.
Bar Length for 16" seat - 24"
Bar Length for 15" seat - 23"