Mike Branch Wade Rancher Saddle
Tree: Custom Made or Wade Tree, made of Southern Yellow Pine covered in rawhide laced rawhide. Manufactured 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" and 16".
Weight: Approximately 42 lbs.
Skirts: Length 27"; Width 11 ½", lined with genuine bark tan 1" thick wool shearlings, 1" density.
Cantle: Height 4"; Width 13"; Dish 1 ½"; Style 1 ½" Natural Rawhide Pencil Roll, Hand Sewn.
Horn: Height 3", Diameter 4 ¾", leather covered, hand sewn with mule hide wrap.
Stirrup Leathers: Exposed 3" with leather covered Blevins Buckles and oak leaf & acorn hand tooling. Nevada twist with burgundy latigo wrap.
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.
Flank Cincha: 6" tapering to 4" to 1 ¾"; burgundy latigo lined with stainless steel roller buckles.
Leather: 15-17 oz. Thoroughbred Mahogany Skirting.
Trim: All Hardware including the saddle screws and washers is stainless steel. Saddle strings cut from premium 5-7 oz. burgundy latigo.
Finish: Each Mike Branch Wade Rancher 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.
Tooling: Hand carved Oak Leaf and Acorn with Carlos Border.