Just saw this on Pinterest! Enjoy
|CORRECT location of Point to Point Measurement from|
tip of off side tree point to tip of near side tree point
|INCORRECT from off side point to edge of safe|
|INCORRECT from surface of off side panel to edge of safe|
|INCORRECT from edge of off side flap to edge of safe|
|This diagram shows two saddles with identical trees. The one on the left has been flocked to try to fit a wider tree to a narrower horse. This gives it a more defined "neck" to the pommel. The saddle on the right has less flocking and would fit a round horse better. I like to think of the difference between the shape of a wishbone and that of a rainbow. My wide, well sprung horse needs|
"less wishbone - more rainbow".
|I bought this safety stirrup on ebay two years before I bought my first saddle! |
It still looks great on a shelf.
|Here a seller, Carla Peetros, has sent me a photo of William's |
tracing against a M&M which appears to be a close match.
Thank you Carla for allowing me to use this photo.
|Available at the American Saddlebred Museum|