Saddle Tree Style
Laporte Saddle Tree makers of Poly-Tuff TreeTM
The Poly-Tuff TreeTM eliminates traditional tree problems by design. The tree is very easy to work with. Normal methods of saddle construction may be used while working with the tree. By casting all of the tree and ground seat as a total finished product, all the parts work together to create greater strength and durability in the tree. The material has a strength of 3500 psi. There is no warping, no worries about popped seats and no broken horns. The finished ground seat saves hours of labor and allows customizing by adding one layer of leather. The tree remains semi rigid to enhance fit and comfort for the horse.
The tree combined with the cable rigging eliminates bulk under the leg and seat. The rigging is designed to pull more uniformly from the front and rear which stops the popping up of the back of the saddle and it's position can be adjusted by a ¼" lock collar. This allows you greater security in the saddle and more comfort on the horse. The cable is one piece cast into the tree and it remains flexible so as to conform to the horse better. The strength of the cable is over twelve tons.
By moving ahead and using the uni-cast tree, positive attributes have been gained while eliminating the problems associated with traditional trees. After 25 years of working with traditional trees, it became apparent that a change was needed in the industry as a whole. Quality wood is increasingly hard to come by. It is prone to more splitting and breakage due to a large number of knots. Rawhide is becoming more expensive and harder to obtain due to demand on the world hide market, while rawhide covered trees are prone to warping and breakage by the nature of the materials used.
Every Laporte saddle tree is guaranteed for a lifetime of normal use. Guarantee does not cover wear of leather. Any Laporte saddle tree that breaks within its lifetime under normal use will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of Double H ranch Saddle Shop.
The Wade, Roper, Association, and Homestead tree styles are choices for The Shop Special Saddle. Any custom saddle may have whatever tree saddle style the customer prefers.