I have just finished my Hope saddle and was lucky enough to take it on a trail ride in Texas, where my sore butt was a result of riding 20 miles a day, and not the saddle. As time wore on my butt stopped hurting which it would not have done if the saddle had been poor. Thanks for the reference from those who responded to my query about some one good to make my tree. I used Mr. Marcus. Great job!
As we are all trying to improve our impressions, I am looking for help on measurements in making correct stirrups and civilian breast collars. Measurements, pictures and leads are most welcomed. Any time from 1850's on would be fine.
Jack Mc Coy