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  Beartooth Ranger  
3-B Visalia tree with  wood post  horn,  2 1/2" cap, 2" neck, 3" height 
7/8 Plate Rigging  
Full Basket Stamping with Serpentine Border  
Loop Seat, Sterling Conchos  
Sewn Gullet Roll  
8 Button Seat, Brass Bound Stirrups


Made for Terry Jones of Red Lodge, Montana

Click below to see Marie Jones's saddle

Gallatin Wade, Roughout  

Wade tree with wood post horn,3" height, 2 3/4" neck, 3 1/4"cap  
4" cantle, 9" swell, small round skirts, plate rigging, sewn gullet roll,  
Nettles oak 3" bell-bottom stirrups  

Arlee Wade

15" Wade tree with wood post horn, 3 3/4" cap, 4" height, 7/8 plate rigging, 12" oval cantle with 3" Cheyenne roll, crupper dee, hobble carrier, 4" tread bell stirrups, rawhide covered, with oak heel block, heavy cross-over rope strap,1/4"under-padded seat, 3 1/2" flank strap, nightlatch. Made for Charlie Hanson,  trainer from Arlee, Mt.



Click for larger photo of Charlie's third saddle, featuring a Roping Bib
The J 2 Slash: 

Will James' tree, 4" cantle with 1 1/4" dish, 14" swell (finished), Dally horn tipped forward for steep hills and buckers, rawhide cantle binding, covered stirrups, and rolled gullet with rawhide buckstitching, wide Serpentine border, basket-stamped accents, and Floral-carved front and rear Jockeys, (original Floral pattern based on Montana wildflowers,) exposed stirrup leathers, 2 1/2" wide. 3/4 old-time plate rigging, easy swing to stirrups. Weight: 33 lbs., complete with flank strap. 
$6750 (New) (photo of 4 yr. old saddle)  

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Sharon's Old Timer

Classic and pretty lines were the order with a little something unusual. Drum-dyed brown leather covers this Butch Cassidy saddle with a small rope border studded with small brass spots.  4 1/2" cantle, 8 1/2" gullet,  faux 8-button seat and exposed stirrup leathers add to the old-time feel of this saddle.  American Bison buck rolls, scalloped cantle and gullet bindings, and half covered brass stirrups. $5450


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Hog Heaven Swell Fork

Our place is actually located just West of Hog Heaven, MT, and inspired the name of this tree I designed, and built by Ben Swanke.  It's similar to a Will James with a little rounder top line, and the leg cut is a little lower down. This saddle features Chestnut leather stamped with Barnes' Stacking Shell (first model), offset welts, darkened rawhide and mule horn wrap to match the elephant ear seat and horn, jailhouse stirrups, and custom silver by Todd Hansen. Rawhide rims are scalloped and silver pinned. $7800


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Columbia Falls Wade 

16" Wade Saddle in Drum Brown leather, 4" cantle, 3" high Hamley 3 horn,  with a serpentine border stamp, and roses carved on the rigging, cantle back, fender corners, fork , horn , seat and rear jockeys.  Cantle binding, horn rim, gullet roll, and braiding in rawhide.  Bison buck rolls and fancy brass conchos.  $6,350


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Will James tree with wood post horn, Serpentine border stamp, exposed stirrup leathers, brass conchos and stirrups, rawhide gullet, horn rim, and cantle binding, $5500





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