|Mine on the left, more "standard" tree on the right~|
|Cantle view - Mine on the right|
|Pommel view - My tree on the left.|
There's very little twist - not what I had ordered. The pommel size of my saddle, narrower - & the shorter bars in front of it - are what is fairly common in an "endurance" saddle. Western saddles have a wider swell, or at least that's my understanding as of today.
|Rear view - mine on the right|
As a horse ages & the miles start adding up - their back will respond by hollowing a little at the wither & becoming more defined. With all the variables involved - it's difficult to find any one saddle that will work for all. (We don't all wear the same kind or size of shoe.)
The next step in the process - the tree is being shipped to Randy - so that he can take it, along with Farah's measurements to produce a raw tree. (The original tree is important - in that the hope is to re-use the leather that was on the saddle to save $.) Once the raw tree is made - Randy will ship it back to Everett, so he & I can check the fit & make any adjustments - before the tree is completed. This will take a bit longer - but at least we'll be sure of the fit. There is little bar difference between my "endurance" tree & a "standard" one.