No, it's called getting and blowing spending money as a teenager, and being broke now. The trophies paid for themselves--when you consider the money spent barrel racing all season, and then awards, most of which can be sold...you at least don't lose a whole lot of money. The ostrich saddle was my mom's, but we've since traded each other with the gator on account of fitting our newer horses. The trail saddle is my dad's, and the Trekker I got for, um....let's just say that loyalty, honesty, and dedication do
occasionally pay off.
My trees actually aren't custom made, though you can get those, too. One is custom ordered from a totally different and competing company (and then rebuilt when they broke the original screwing in a concho ::) ), two are FQH bars, and one is QH bars. One saddle has a special cut-out allowing closer leg contact. Horn and cantle height were specified, and then it was on to the ritzy features, like the different hand tooling styles, conchos, leather type, seat type, horn type, etc....lots more pretty-it-up options in Western vs. English.