SADDLE FIT GUIDE

Larry Coats has over 30 years of experience building saddles, but it’s his over 40 years experience in the saddle competing that gives him the ability to build a saddle that not only fits you, but more importantly, your horse. Saddle fit can drastically affect not only your performance as a competitor, but also your horse’s ability to do their job. An ill-fitting saddle can hinder movement, balance, and even cause soreness in both horse and rider.

We highly recommend trying different trees, seat sizes, and fender styles to find the perfect fit for your new saddle. Our unique standard tree design fits most horses perfectly, with no customization required. However, if you have a horse that may require a special tree size, please don’t hesitate to contact us before placing your order.

TREE INFORMATION

COATS ASSOCIATION TREE
The Coats Association Tree is our standard tree for all roping saddles 2008 or newer.
Standard Gullet: 6 3/8″
Swell: 8″ (with leg cuts)
Cantle: 4″
COATS ASSOCIATION OLD TREE
The Coats Association Old Tree was our standard tree for all roping saddles 2008 or earlier.
Standard Gullet: 6 3/8″
Swell: 8″ (with leg cuts)
Cantle: 4″
BW RANCH CUTTER TREE
The Buster Welch Ranch Cutter Tree is a Cutter Tree with a Tie-Down (TD) Horn. Not meant for roping or heavy horn use. This tree has a straighter Ritter bar.
Standard Gullet: 6 3/8″
Swell: 8″ (with leg cuts)
Cantle: 4″
BWBR TREE
The Buster Welch Barrel Racer Tree.
Standard Gullet: 6 3/8″
Swell: 8″ (with leg cuts)
Cantle: 4″
BATIE TREE
The Batie Tree is similar to a BWBR Tree, but with straighter bars. It has flat bar pads, and would be considered “in between” a BWBR and Flex Tree.
Standard Gullet: 6 3/8″
Swell: 8″ (with leg cuts)
Cantle: 4″
FLEX TREE
The Flex Tree is similar to a BWBR Tree, but with very straight bars. It has zero flex.
Standard Gullet: 6 3/8″
Swell: 8″ (with leg cuts)
Cantle: 4″
RANCH ROPER
Standard Coats Association Tree with a smaller horn.
Standard Gullet: 6 3/8″
Swell: 8″ (no leg cuts)
Cantle: 4″
SPEED/OY TREE
Standard Coats Association Tree with a narrower swell and shorter cantle.
Standard Gullet: 6 3/8″
Swell: 8″ (with leg cuts)
Cantle: 3 1/2″
LEE GRAVES DOGGER/OY DOGGER
Standard Coats Association Tree built for Bulldoggers. Features a narrower swell, and short cantle.
Standard Gullet: 6 3/8″
Swell: 8″ (with leg cuts)
Cantle: 3″