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Saddle Making Steps
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Below we have several of the early steps involved in saddle making.  These are different saddles in production

Basic rawhide covered tree
rawhide covered tree

Another style rawhide covered tree

metal plate for under ground seat

Tree with ground seat started.  Skiving the leather to make it perfectly even.

Ready for another layer.

Ground seat started.
A ground seat is very important in a comfortable saddle for the rider

Ground seat, rigging, and horn
The ground seat, rigging, and horn


Seat leather before it goes on the tree
tooled seat leather on the work bench

Ready for the skirt
This saddle will have a partial padded seat and different style rigging
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