So, I'm looking for a new Western saddle, and I'm wanting to look around. Clem is a half draft with ~8.5 inch current Saddle gullet. I don't really know what I'd want to do with it no jumping or barrels or anything, so I figured either an all purpose, trail or endurance saddle, just for comfort's sake.
I'm looking for Black. A black, 8.5 inch gullet, 15 inch seat, trail saddle seems to be IMPOSSIBLE to find. I REALLY like this one that I posted, but it's a 7.5 inch gullet. It also seems that when I look at a saddle website, I can't advanced search, I just have to click a saddle and hope it's right. I don't really have any good tack stores around here, either.
So wheat are some good saddle hunting websites? I'm guessing I might have to have it custom made, but I don't have tons of money (~600 is the most I'd like to spend). I actually don't even really know what some good brands are when I'm looking on used saddle sites. do you have any recommendations? Sites, brands? Custom makers?
This is the one I like, but is too small Width wise. I'm going to head out tomorrow to do a whither tracing and measure again just in case, to be sure, but her saddle definitely measures at 8.5 King Series Old Time Trail Rider Saddle - Holtz Saddle Co.
EDIT: Also, how wide is a draft horse tree? I've seen 10 inches. A lot of saddles just say "draft tree" so it seems they only have one size? I always see "Regular," "Wide," "Extra wide," trees without a measurement - do these have specific measurements to them that I don't know? :p