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The saddle buying and fitting process can be a daunting task. No two saddles or trees will fit exactly the same. There is no standardized system and it is a huge problem for the consumer. Without a way to measure the horse and the saddle tree or saddle it can get very discouraging with the trial and fit method. Do not despair, there is a way to go about getting the right fit for your horse’s back.

  • "How to Measure Your Horse for a Custom Saddle and Tree"

    Posted On 01/25/2023 By Tom Lamprey

    "How to Measure Your Horse for a Custom Saddle and Tree"

    The saddle buying and fitting process can be a daunting task. No two saddles or trees will fit exactly the same. There is no standardized system and it is a huge problem for the consumer. Without a way to measure the horse and the saddle tree or saddle it can get very discouraging with the trial...

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  • Saddle Tree Construction

    Posted On 01/24/2023 By Tom Lamprey

    Saddle Tree Construction

    Saddle Tree Construction    I build all custom trees for our saddles. They are made with a combination of power tools and hand tools. There are four components of the tree. The fork which consists of a wood horn such as a wade tree or a metal horn usually used on the slickfork trees and...

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  • Merino and Mohair Saddle Blankets

    Posted On 01/23/2023 By Tom Lamprey

    Merino and Mohair Saddle Blankets

    Why I recommend using Merino or Mohair saddle blankets vs pressed wool pads.

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  • Western Saddle Fit For The Rider

    Posted On 01/22/2023 By Tom Lamprey

    A great saddle seat starts with the saddle tree. I make all of our custom saddle trees for our saddles. Each one is hand made and custom fit for both the horse on the bottom and for the rider on top.

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  • How to Measure a Western Saddle

    Posted On 01/22/2023 By Tom Lamprey

    How to Measure a Western Saddle

    It seems that there is much confusion as to how to measure a western saddle. As a western saddle tree and saddle maker i hope to clear this up for my customers and anyone who might be interested. I measure the tree length from the front of the cantle to the bottom of face of the fork also...

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  • Stirrup Leather and Fender Length

    Posted On 01/22/2023 By Tom Lamprey

    Stirrup Leather and Fender Length

    This is a tutorial on how to measure your western saddle for the correct stirrup and fender length. I like to start by measuring your inseam, it is best to measure with your riding boots on. This gives the best representation of your natural riding length. I have a table of stirrup lengths and...

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  • Saddle Tree Fit and the Bell Curve

    Posted On 01/21/2023 By Tom Lamprey

    Saddle Tree Fit and the Bell Curve

    Article i have written to help my customers understand the saddle tree fit on one horse or multiple horses.

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The following articles are information that i have put together from my experiences as a horseman, cowboy, woodworker, saddle tree maker, saddle maker.