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dukenjake
Tenderfoot



USA
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Posted - 03/18/2008 :  07:50:08 AM  Show Profile Send dukenjake a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What's the difference between a Lynn McKenzie and a Charmayne James saddle tree? for the horse? for my seat?

I'm shopping around for a barrel saddle, and I never realized all the differences. I am one of those that wants to know everything out there before I make a decision...but it's about to give me a headache. I'm so thankful for this forum where I can find answers and input.

Hook
Trail Boss (Moderator)



Canada
6115 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2008 :  04:57:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hook's Homepage Send Hook a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In my opinion Saddles, like most other products, that have a celebrity endorse them, are very similar if not the same as the regular saddles produced by that manufacturer with minor rigging changes so any differences in the tree would depend on which manufacturer made the name branded saddle.

Take a good look at the saddle fitting templates, make sure you know how to fit a saddle to your horses back and price a new one from a recognized North American Manufacturer. Fit and Quality are the things to remember when buying a saddle.

Hook(ed)......on Horses

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. " Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Edited by - Hook on 03/20/2008 04:05:23 AM
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dukenjake
Tenderfoot



USA
10 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2008 :  06:37:42 AM  Show Profile Send dukenjake a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am looking at the Billy Cook barrel saddles. Some models have the CJ tree and some have the LM tree. I was wanting the know the style of each.

I ridden in different brands and their tree types. Some really set you in the seat, some are flatter seated, and some have a little rise that puts you further back in the seat. Some fit differently on the horse, even though they have the regular QH bars.
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Hook
Trail Boss (Moderator)



Canada
6115 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2008 :  06:49:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hook's Homepage Send Hook a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There used to be a link on the site to contact some of the various Manufacturers and Billy Cook was one of them. I am sorry but I have scoured the site and can't find it.

Perhaps Chuck can explain the difference between the two trees and / or supply a Billy Cook contact.


Hook(ed)......on Horses

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. " Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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Chuck
Forum Admin



USA
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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  06:54:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Chuck's Homepage Send Chuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The contact page is at http://www.horsesaddleshop.com/used-saddle-information.html

I have asked what the difference between the trees were in the past and got no good answer.

Chuck

Horse Saddle Shop

http://www.horsesaddleshop.com
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Hook
Trail Boss (Moderator)



Canada
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Posted - 03/21/2008 :  07:07:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hook's Homepage Send Hook a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Chuck. I don't know how I missed the info. I remember clicking on used saddles but ......

Perhaps the reason you couldn't get a good answer is that there really is no difference and my suspicions about celebrity endorsements are pretty close.

Hook(ed)......on Horses

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. " Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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Chuck
Forum Admin



USA
1265 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2008 :  10:11:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Chuck's Homepage Send Chuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Perhaps the reason you couldn't get a good answer is that there really is no difference and my suspicions about celebrity endorsements are pretty close.


I believe so.

Chuck

Horse Saddle Shop

http://www.horsesaddleshop.com
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Stormie
Clinician

1630 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2008 :  01:45:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Stormie's Homepage Send Stormie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sometimes it isn't so much the tree but other features like cut out skirts, tooling design, rigging...
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