The B- Light Trail Saddle is made the traditional, time honored way using a wood tree and leather ground work over a tin strainer. The shear simplicity of this saddle is it's real beauty. No gimmicks here; just an honest-to-goodness saddle hand made with no short cuts.
Tree: Custom Made or the B-Light Trail Tree, made of Southern Yellow Pine covered in a single hand-laid layer of 6 oz fiberglass cloth. Manufactured exclusively for us by Steele Saddle Tree LLC. The ground work is hand shaped using skirting leather over a 20 gauge saddle strainer (tin seat).
Seat Size: Available in 15", 16", 17" and 18"
Weight: Approximately 29 lbs.
Skirts: Length 26" (on 16” seat); Width 11" at front and 9" at rear, lined with faux shearling, 90% wool.
Cantle: Height 4"; Width 13"; Dish 1 ½"; Style 1 ½" Cheyenne Roll, Hand Sewn.
Horn: Height 2 ¾", Diameter 2 ½", 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 metal bound natural rawhide covered, hand laced bell stirrups with 3" treads.
Rigging: Dropped plate rigging in 7/8’s position. Hardware is Stainless Steel Horseshoe Brand.
Leather: Available with 13-15 oz. Thoroughbred Mahogany, Walnut, or Golden Skirting.
Trim: Horseshoe Brand Cathedral Conchos with Tie Loops, All Hardware including the saddle screws and washers is Stainless Steel. Saddle strings cut from premium 5-7 oz. burgundy latigo. The bicycle style padded seat is constructed with 3/8" close cell foam covered with 4-5 oz. chap leather. We use the Union Lockstitch to sew and pull the 277 white nylon thread tight at 5 ½ stitches to the inch.
Finish: Each B-Light Trail Saddle first receives a warm coat of 100% pure neatsfoot oil followed by a generous coat of Aussie Leather Conditioner.
Tooling: Border Tooled with stems and turnbacks.
Optional Accessories: Rear Flank Cincha, buck rolls, headstall, martingale.