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Is Your Saddletree Broken?

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TCAA saddlemaker Troy West gives basic pointers on how to check a saddle for a broken saddletree.

If there’s a lot of give in your saddle that can indicate a broken saddletree or a separated cantle. Either way, it means a trip to your saddlemaker to get it fixed. Watch Traditonal Cowboy Arts Association saddlemaker Troy West share the basics of what to look for.

Learn more about saddletrees in “At the Root,” in the May 2019 issue of Western Horseman.

Troy West, along with Brian Peterson of Martin Saddlery and saddlemaker Cary Schwarz of Salmon, Idaho, line out five saddletree principles every savvy consumer should know.

TCAA Troy West shows you how to check for a broken saddletree

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