Mounted Shooter Saddle
The Mounted Shooter Saddle is made the traditional, time honored way using a rawhide covered wood tree and leather ground work over a tin strainer. This saddle brings together a great combination of qualities needed in today's mounted shooting competition: Durability–constructed with select 13-15oz. leather over a Steele Saddle Tree, LLC tree, with stainless steel hardware. Built to last and handle the demands of the competition circuit. Style–Sam Stagg rigging with leather covered stainless steel dees. A unique combination of period styling and today's comfort allow us to offer you a saddle with the authentic look you're after and yet have the feel of a competition saddle.
Tree: Custom Made or Mounted Shooter Tree, made of Southern Yellow Pine covered Rawhide. Manufactured by Steele Saddle Tree LLC. The ground work is hand shaped using skirting leather over a 20 gauge saddle strainer (tin seat). 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", 15 " and 16".
Weight: Approximately 34 lbs.
Skirts: Length 27" (on 16"seat); Width 12 ½", lined with faux shearling, 90% wool.
Cantle: Height 4"; Width 13"; Dish 1 ½"; Style ½" Pencil Roll, Hand Sewn.
Horn: Height 3 1/4", Diameter 2 1/4" 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 3" Bell
Rigging: Sam Stagg in 7/8's position, leather covered stainless steel dees. Rigged with four 1 ¾" tie straps.
Leather: 13-15 oz. Thoroughbred Walnut Skirting.
Trim: All Hardware including the saddle screws and washers is Stainless Steel. Saddle strings on this eight string set hang 36" from the rear button, 18" from the seat buttons, and 24" from the front button.
Finish: Each Mounted Shooter Saddle first receives several warm coats of 100% pure neatsfoot oil followed by a generous coat of Aussie Leather Conditioner.
Tooling: Running W border.