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Chrissy's Saddle





Made on a Bull-hide covered, 15 inch
Association tree with 14 inch swells,
and a 4 inch cantle with a 1 & 1/2 inch
dish.  The rigging is 3/4 double, with
bronze E/Z dee’s. This saddle has round,
skirts with full sheepskin lining. The
stirrup leathers are half double 3 inches
wide, and run through rigging dee’s.
The horn has a 2 & 1/2 inch cap, 3’’ high.



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The Richard

This saddle will be used
in the Owens Valley,
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This saddle was made on a Bull-hide covered,
Weatherly tree with 10 inch swells,  a 4 inch
cantle with a 1 1/2 inch dish and a hard style
16 inch seat.  The rigging is 3/4 double using
Bronze E/Z dee's. The large squire skirts are
lined with sheepskin.  The stirrup leathers are
half-double 3 inches wide, and are run through
the rigging dee's to provide that extra forward
swing and are fitted with Blevins buckles. The
horn is polished brass with a 1 & 3/4 inch cap
3 & 1/2 inches high. The saddle is fitted with
Classic style saddle bag’s 11 inches wide, by
11 inches deep,  with a 3 inch soft gusset and
welted seams.

The Gary Rouck

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In early 1900 hundreds Mr. Rouck's
grandfather
brought a saddle that
he rode for many years and later passed
on to his son who later passed it on to his
son who in 1988 brought it to me to be
rebuilt, he then displayed it in his home
in his grandfathers honor . In 1997 the
saddle was stolen from his home and he
asked me to build a duplicate of that
saddle from memory, this is the saddle
that I made to replace the saddle that
was lost

Association Saddle

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Made on a Bull-hide covered, 16 inch
Association tree with 14 inch swells,
and a 4 inch cantle with a 1 & 1/2 inch
dish.  The rigging is 3/4 double, with
bronze E/Z dee’s. This saddle has round,
skirts with full sheepskin lining. The
stirrup leathers are half double 3 inches
wide, and run through rigging dee’s they
have Blevins buckles. The horn has a
2 & 1/2 inch cap, 3’’ high, with Rawhide
braiding. The
saddle bag’s are built into
the saddle skirts and are not removable.
They are my Classic style bags,  8 inches
wide, by 10 inches deep, with a 2 inch soft
gusset and welted seams

The Weatherly
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This saddle is built on a Bull-hide
covered, Weatherly tree with 10
inch swells, and a  4 inch cantle,
the seat is the hard style.  The
rigging is 3/4  double with bronze
E/Z  rigging plates. The skirts are
the large squire type, with full
sheepskin lining. The stirrup leathers
are half-double, 3 inches wide, with
full forward swing and run through
rigging dee’s. The horn is Polished Brass
with a 1 & 3/4 inch cap  3 & 1/2 inches high
   
The bags are the Classic style 11 inches
wide, by 11 inches deep,  with a 3 inch hard
gusset and welted seams.

The Ellensburg Roper
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Bull-hide covered, Ellensburg tree with 14
inch swells, and a 3 inch cantle.
The rigging
is 7/8  double, with bronze E/Z dee’s. Skirts
are square with rounded corners, and full
sheepskin lining. Stirrup leathers are half-
double, to lace, 3 inches wide, with full forward
swing and run through the rigging dee’s.
The horn has a
3 inch cap 3 3/4 inches high,
and is leather covered. 

The All-Around
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This saddle was made for a Ranch hand
that rides for the Gang Ranch in central B.C.
The Gang's summer range extends over a huge
area of some of the most scenic country in B.C.
The hands go out in the late spring and stay out
in cow camps till the fall roundup. A lot of the
camps can only be supplied by pack horses as
they are so remote, so the riders need the best
of equipment. The Gang Ranch is one of the
biggest ranches in North America.

 

Made on a Bull-hide covered Form-fit tree, with 14 1/2 inch swells and a 5 inch
cantle. The rigging is 3/4 double, with bronze E/Z dee’s.
Stirrup leathers are
3 inch half-double to lace with full forward swing and run through the rigging

dee's. The skirts are squire, with round corners, and full sheepskin lining. The
horn has a 2 1/2 inch cap, 3 inches high, with a rawhide braided neck. Rawhide
lacing is used on the cantle, swells, horn, back jockey, top of saddle bags and
rigging. The saddle bags, measure 11 1/2 inches wide, by 12 inches deep, with
a 3 1/2 gusset. The breast plate is 3 1/4 inches wide, with a wide front strap to
the chinch.
Association Saddle
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Made on a Bull-hide covered, 14 inch
Association tree with 14 inch swells,
and a 4 inch cantle. The rigging is 3/4
double, with bronze E/Z dee’s. This
saddle has round, skirts with full
sheepskin lining. The stirrup leathers
are half double 3 inches wide, and run
through the rigging dee’s, they are made
to lace. The horn has a 2 & 1/2 inch cap,
3’’ high, with Rawhide braiding.

Form-fit

 

 

Made on a Bull-hide covered, 14 inch
Form-fit tree with 14 inch swells,
and a 4 inch cantle. The rigging is 3/4
double, with bronze E/Z dee’s. This
saddle has pigeon wing skirts, with full
sheepskin lining. The stirrup leathers
are half double 3 inches wide, and run
through the rigging dee’s, they are made
to lace. The horn has a 2 & 1/2 inch cap,
3’’ high.

I made this saddle for a girl that was riding
the Pacific Crest Trial from California to 
Canada in 1965. She completed the ride
over the course of two seasons.

 Bob Crosby Roper
Western Side Saddle


 

This saddle has 3/4 plate rigging, with
a balance strap to vacillate  even weight
distribution over the horses back. I added
a single tapadero to protect the riders feet
from wet brush & snags as  this saddle
will be used as a trail riding saddle. It has a
large single pocket on the off side 8 inches
wide by 10 inches deep with a 3 inch soft
gusset.

 

                          



 

Bob,

I had promised pictures of the saddle. Last Christmas was very surprising for my fiancÚ who is now my wife. She was very astonished to see what you had done. We took some pictures a couple weeks after our wedding with our horses and in our wedding gear. You cannot see the saddle well with the large train from the wedding dress but it is nice. Thank you again for the work you did the saddle is priceless. I want to wish you all the best for this holiday season and into the New Year

Coleman

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Bull-hide covered, Bob Crosby tree, with
13 inch swells and a 3 1/2 inch cantle. 3/4
double rigged with bronze E/Z dee's. The
skirts are round, with full sheepskin lining.

The stirrup leathers are half-double 3
inches wide, to lace.
The horn has a 3 1/2 inch
cap, 3 inch high, with leather binding.

Chuck Shepard Roper

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This saddle has a Bull-hide covered, Chuck
Shepard tree, with 13 inch swells. The seat
is padded in rough-out leather. The rigging is
7/8 double in skirt rigging, with stainless steel
hardware. The stirrup leathers are half-double
with Blevins buckles. The horn is 3 inches high
with a 2 & 1/2 inch cap. Matching Classic style
saddle bag’s 11 inches wide, by 12 inches deep,
with a 3 inch soft gusset and welted seams, along
with a 3 1/4 inch wide breast plate complete this
saddle.

 

The Nina

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This saddle has a Ultra Hide covered,
Association tree with 14 inch swells,
and a 4 inch cantle. The rigging
 is 3/4
double, with bronze E/Z dee’s.
Stirrup
leathers are 3 inch half-double to lace
with full forward swing and run through
the rigging dee's. This saddle has round
skirts with sheepskin lining. The horn has
a 2 & 1/2 inch cap with a 3 inch neck,
leather covered.
Matching Trail Rider style
saddle bag’s  8 & 1/2 inches wide, by 10
 inches deep, a  3 1/4 inch wide breast plate,
and a Old Timer bridle complete this saddle.

The saddle is made in rough-out leather with
burgundy latigo lacing on the swell cover &
back housing.

The Don O'Dell
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Made on a Bull-hide covered Form-fit tree,
with 14 1/2 inch swells and a 5 inch cantle.
The rigging is 3/4 double, with bronze E/Z
dee’s.
Stirrup leathers are 3 inch half-double
to lace with full forward swing and run through
the rigging dee's. The
skirts are round with full sheepskin lining. The horn has a 2 1/2 inch cap,
3 inches high, with a rawhide braided neck.
The
tapaderoes are 18 inches long made in
one piece.

The Ken Johnson
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Built on a Bull-hide covered, Form-fit tree,
with 14 inch swells, and 3 inch comfort cantle
with a Cheyenne roll.
This saddle has squire,
skirts with a full sheepskin lining. The stirrup
leathers are half double 3 inches wide, and run
through the rigging dee’s, with
Blevins buckles.
The horn has a 2 & 1/2 inch cap,  3’’ high, with
a Rawhide braided neck. The matching  bags
are in the Classic style
11 inches wide, by 12
inches deep, with a 3 inch soft gusset and welted
seams. The floral carving is in russet color and is accented with a black background.
I built this
saddle with matching bags, breast collar,
scabbard, chaps and bridle,
         
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The Outfitter
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Made on a Bull-hide covered Form-fit tree,
with 14 1/2 inch swells and a 5 inch cantle.
The rigging is 7/8 double in skirt rigging,
with bronze plates. 
Stirrup leathers are
3 inch half-double to lace with full forward
swing and run through the rigging dee's.

The
skirts are squire, with round corners,
and full sheepskin lining. The horn has a
2 & 1/2 inch cap, 3 inches high. Rawhide
is used on the cantle binding & horn binding.
 

The Pollard
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Made on a Bull-hide covered Form-fit tree,
with 14 1/2 inch swells and a 5 inch cantle.
The rigging is 3/4 double Z/E,
with bronze plates. 
Stirrup leathers are
3 inch half-double to lace with full forward
swing and run through the rigging dee's.

The
skirts are round  and have full sheepskin
lining. The horn has a 2 & 1/2 inch cap, 3
inches high.
The Buckaroo style saddle bag’s,
are 9 & 1/2 inches wide, 10 & 1/2 inches deep.
A  matching breast plate and an old style
tapered headstall, with conchos down the
cheek complete this outfit.

R C M P Saddle
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This saddle was built on a Bull-hide
covered, Chuck Shepard tree, with
13 inch swells and a 3 1/2 inch cantle.
The rigging, is  3/4 double, with bronze
E/Z dee’s. The skirts are large squire, 
skirts with full sheepskin lining. The
stirrup leathers are  half-double 3 inches
wide, with Blevins buckles. The
horn
has a 3 & 1/2 inch cap, 3 inch high, with
a leather binding.
 

This saddle was made for
the R C M P range  patrol unit.

The Wade
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This saddle is built on a Bull-hide
covered Wade tree, with  9 inch swells
and a 4 1/2 inch cantle.
The rigging is
3/4 double, with bronze E/Z  dee’s.

Stirrup leathers are 3 inch half-double
to lace with full forward swing and run
through the rigging dee's. This saddle
has large squire skirts with a
full
sheepskin lining. Stirrup leather are
half-double, 3 inches wide, with Blevins
buckles. The horn is a Old Mexico, with
a 4 inch cap, 3 inches high, leather covered.

 

The Wade Buckaroo
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This saddle is built on a Bull-hide
covered Wade tree, with  9 inch swells
and a 4 1/2 inch cantle.
The rigging is
3/4 double, with 5 inch bronze
rings.
Stirrup leathers are 3 inch half-double
with full forward swing and run through
the rigging rings. This saddle has extra
large squire skirts with a
full  sheepskin
lining. Stirrup leather are half-double,
and 3 inches wide. The horn has a 4 inch
leather covered cap Rawhide bound and
is 3 & 1/2 inches high.

 

Youth Saddle

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This saddle is built on a Rawhide
covered Youth tree with a 12 inch
seat 13 inch swells and  a 3 & 1/2
inch cantle. It has Mother Hubbard
skirts with 5/8 inch felt lining. The
rigging is inskirt with bronze plates.
The stirrup leathers are half-double
to lace. The tapaderoes are one piece
16 inches long.

I built this saddle for my
7 year old daughter, it is
built to the same high
standards as my
regular saddles


Some examples of our Pack saddles
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Sawbuck Pack Saddle

Rigging:
Straps are 1 1/2 inches wide.

Breaching:

4 inches wide, with four 1 inch hip straps and two 1 inch
quarter straps.

Breast strap:
3 inches wide and has a snap on one side for easy saddling.

Pack Saddle

Trees:
Can be either Sawbuck, or Decker style.

Rigging:

Straps are 1 1/2 inches wide.

Breaching:

4 inches wide, with four 1 inch hip straps and four 1 inch
quarter straps.

Breast strap:
3 inches wide and has a snap on one side for easy saddling.
The Half-breed:

Made of 32 ounce canvas with leather bound edges,
approximate dimensions 48 inches by 25 inches. The
sideboards are clear fir, put into leather pockets. Leather
patches are sewn at the points where the arches come
through. The Half-breed is made so you can add the
stuffing of your choice, and greatly improves the comfort
of the horse.

Some examples of our
Custom Made English saddles

Dressage saddle

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Saddle

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