1. Locate the manufacturer. Manufacturers usually have their insignia on the saddle. Most are on the left strap holder or on the fender. Some also put it on the stirrup strap.|
2. Look for the model number: this too is on the left strap holder or under the fender. This will tell you alot about your saddle.
|4. Tree size is determined by the angle of the gullet. Semi QH Bars/ Reg QH Bars have a higher pitch and Full QH Bars are a flatter pitch. Our saddle experts use our downloadable gullet templates to get an accurate measure.|
|6. Seat size is measured from the top of the cantle (at the stitching), where the leather and seat material are attached, to the pommel or under the horn, right above the hole of the seat.
7. Seat material is usually made of suede - which feels "grabby." It helps hold you in your seat. Smooth leather is another option, which is more slick. Grain-out leather is a bit more rough than suede.
|8. Cantle height is determined by using two measuring devices: a straight edge and a retractable ruler. Use the retractable ruler to measure like you would the seat size and then use the straight edge down on the deepest part of the seat. This will give you your cantle height.|
|9. Swell width is determined by measuring the whole way across the swell or the area under the horn.|
|10. To measure the post and the cap, use a straight edge to measure from the bottom of the post or horn, to where the cap begins or when it starts to slant out. To measure the cap, just measure from one side to the other, left to right.|
12. To measure the skirt length, measure from the complete back to the complete from of the skirt.|
13. Weigh the saddle.
14. Go through the saddle with any extra features it may have like the kind of tooling, how the fleece looks, any silver and where it is located. |
15. You may use our Used Saddle Blue Book to get a good estimate of what your saddle is worth.