Each tree is individually ordered to fit the needs of the horse and rider. Although horses' backs are similar, it is important to fit a saddle to a particular horse to ensure that the animal is as comfortable as the rider. A saddle that fits one horse will also fit other horses with a similar type of back; however, the extremes are incompatible.
FITTING HORSE: If it is not possible for me to personally fit your horse, which I will do in the San Diego area, the next best method is to use a 24" piece of solder wire and shape it down over the withers and through the pockets just behind the scapula bone. Transfer this shape to a piece of paper by tracing around the wire. It looks like this: see figure A. Now beginning at the same point, shape the wire down the horse's backbone for 24". Like this: see figure B. Transfer this shape also to a piece of paper. From these patterns and a photo of your horse, I can assure your horse will be properly fit.
FITTING RIDER: I need to know the size seat and type of saddle you are presently using, your height, weight and inseam measurement, and the distance around your thigh. Plain seat fit is 1/2 inch smaller than padded. The best way to determine the size seat you need, if you're not sure, is to measure from the base of the horn to the center of the cantle edge on a saddle that feels good to you. If you have any question, please Email us or call (619)445-3946.