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azbass
Tenderfoot

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Posted - 08/19/2005 :  4:14:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit azbass's Homepage Send azbass a Private Message
What's the difference between a Modified Association vs Association vs Wade vs Bowman etc... ?

Leathersmith
Tenderfoot

USA
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Posted - 10/25/2005 :  9:35:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Leathersmith's Homepage Send Leathersmith a Private Message
AZ,
The design of the tree swell.The Association is usually a 13-14 inch wide front and is undercut, it was designed and is used for bronc and working cowboy saddles. The Wade is normally and "A" fork about 9inches wide most often seen with a wide wooden horn and looks great if built as and old timey saddle. The Bowman or Van Core Bowman can be used as a roper but is most often seen as a show saddle with a California type seat, normally with about a 13inch wide swell, and in the case of the Van Core variation as a reining swell for reining saddles. The swell(fork) variations are endless and in part are dictated by what part of the country you are from. As and example the flat plate rigged, "A" forked type saddle is real popular in Nevada's, Great Basin Area, and the Van Core Bowman is very popular on the show circuit in California.

Hope this helps, Steve
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Leathersmith
Tenderfoot

USA
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Posted - 10/25/2005 :  9:35:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Leathersmith's Homepage Send Leathersmith a Private Message
AZ,
The design of the tree swell.The Association is usually a 13-14 inch wide front and is undercut, it was designed and is used for bronc and working cowboy saddles. The Wade is normally and "A" fork about 9inches wide most often seen with a wide wooden horn and looks great if built as and old timey saddle. The Bowman or Van Core Bowman can be used as a roper but is most often seen as a show saddle with a California type seat, normally with about a 13inch wide swell, and in the case of the Van Core variation as a reining swell for reining saddles. The swell(fork) variations are endless and in part are dictated by what part of the country you are from. As and example the flat plate rigged, "A" forked type saddle is real popular in Nevada's, Great Basin Area, and the Van Core Bowman is very popular on the show circuit in California.

Hope this helps, Steve
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