Originally Posted by Saddlebag
I can make my own saddle but the problem is when I approached Steele who makes custom trees. They won't sell me one as they deal with large companies only. I have a Ralide tree which I've tho't of trying to custom fit to the horse but I need a lesson on working with body putty and which would be the best choice. The original plantation tree is interesting and I shall look further in to that.
What are the odds of finding the right Steele tree in a so-so saddle and disassembling the saddle to make your own?
That may be the path to least resistance if you want to make your own saddle. The hard part is finding a yucky saddle for a few hundred dollars that fits.