About Our Flex Tree

Made by Steele Saddle Tree Company LLC We feel it is essential to provide as much information as possible on the trees we use, as the tree is, no doubt, the most important aspect of any saddle - flexible or not.

Please note the indentations on the bars of the Equi-Fit Flexible Tree. This allows sufficient space for the stirrup leathers to pass over and under the bars. This is of PARAMOUNT importance in all saddle trees, flexible or not, as it prevents a line of pressure forming where the stirrup leather passes over and under the bar. Not all western trees have this, unfortunately. The following information is from Steele Saddle Tree LLC USA, the makers of Equi-Fit Flexible Trees.

​As with every manufacturer who depends on selling a product to consumers, we aim to please the customer. However, we face the question of which customer: Saddlers, our direct customer; riders, our indirect customers; or horses, our incidental customers? Displeasing any of the three is not an option. Therefore, we aim to please the ‘customer’ we have identified as an equal partnership between the saddlers who build the saddles, the riders who buy and ride them, and the horses who wear them. Our goal is to enhance and improve the experience of all three. We achieve this by providing timely delivery of consistent and accurate saddle trees; by developing and offering the variety of fits and styles necessary for today’s broad spectrum of horses, riders, and disciplines; and by continuing to apply and utilize new technologies and materials as they become available. Our commitment to serving the partnership is the sustaining force enabling us to remain at the forefront of the western saddle tree industry for the past 160 years.

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