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This saddle is a very nice, custom made saddle with real silver accents that was made by Jerry Hull and for those of you who don't know who he is I included a link from the AQHA that tells about him and also included more information about him and his saddle making.

It's a 16" padded seat, FQHB, 7" gullet, 27 1/2" skirt, this is a really nice, heavy saddle n was the only one made by him because it was custom ordered by his customer to suit him and how he wanted it done. It was kept indoors n covered with a heavy saddle cover which enclosed the entire saddle which comes with the saddle and this saddle was used very little. Jerry Hull only made saddles from 1994 when he first opened his shop till he sadly passed away in 2004 at which time his family closed the business because he is the one who made these Fully Tooled, Custom Made Saddles so without him they decided that was the best thing to do.

Plus here's more about his saddle making

The heart of the Trophy Tack workshop is its saddle-making area.

Beginning with half of a cowhide of leather, the dozens

of pieces of the saddle are cut from a pattern designed

to fit each horse and rider.

The pieces are cut and decorated, and then some of them

are sewn together. The pieces then are dampened and fitted

onto a rawhide-covered tree that forms the saddle seat into

the desired shape. Some of the trees themselves are custom-made

for an individual buyer.

After they have been allowed to dry for 24 hours, the saddle

pieces are removed from the tree and assembled into the final product.

Each saddle takes about 120 man-hours to make over a period

of at least three weeks, Hull said. Prices range from $2,200 to $4,500 depending on the size and amount of decorative materials used.

Hull has made some adaptations to the traditional saddle

design that he thinks give the competitive rider a more comfortable ride. This particular saddle was the higher end saddle new at $4,500 with the silver, size and custom work done on it. Make me a offer on it and no low balls please this isn't a cheap saddle!

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