"Springtree" Saddles?

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  1. Painted Pony11

    Painted Pony11 Full Member

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    I just bought a "springtree" brand saddle off of ebay. Does anyone have any information on them?

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  2. Tack Collector

    Tack Collector Senior Member

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    Spring tree is not a brand. Your saddle has a spring tree, as opposed to a rigid saddle tree. The springs are two pieces of flat metal that run front to back, under the seat. Most English saddles build since WWII, except the cheap imports and the newer saddles with molded composite trees have srping trees.
     
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    rachelmolly1 Senior Member

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    ^^^^What TC said.
    The saddle itself loks very similar to a Tad Coffin, though.
     
  4. Painted Pony11

    Painted Pony11 Full Member

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    was $250 to much for it?
     
  5. anheiraboutme

    anheiraboutme Senior Member

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    I think $250 is a good price. Looks like nice quality and I like the two tone leather. If it fits your horse and you then it is priceless! Just make sure the flocking/foam is in good shape.
     
  6. faroutfax

    faroutfax Senior Member

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    Just like TC said, its the type of tree. It does look like a very nice saddle for $250, looks solid and in good condition :)
     
  7. Javanewt

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    It does look like a nice saddle. Is it made in England? Are there any other words, stamps, pictures on the saddle? Do the buttons say anything or have a picture?

    As to using it, check the panels to make sure they are springy and even. Also, how wide is the channel? It should be at least 2 inches from pommel to cantle.
     
  8. Abigail.danielle

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    Are spring trees adjustable??
     
  9. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    Yes. Pretty much any tree made in England will be adjustable to a degree.
     
  10. Tack Collector

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    That particular saddle isn't owner-adjustable like the Wintecs and Genesis trees are. It possibly could have its gullet widened or narrowed by a saddler using a press. But it's not a rotate to fit, and does not have a changeable gullet.
     
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