To our clients:
Stitchwitch Leather Works finds it important to educate our clients on what goes into a repair.
There are some parts of a saddle that are not repairable by a leather wright: namely Trees and Gullet Plates.
For your horse's comfort, welfare and safety, Beth recommends tree replacement/repair be left to the experts: the saddle's manufacturer.
If the tree or gullet plate are in any way found to be structurally compromised - i.e. cracked, broken, warped (but not limited to) - the SADDLE WILL NOT BE CLOSED BACK UP but will be returned to the owner for tree replacement or to be disposed of.
For tree replacement, check with the saddle manufacturer.
Stitchwitch Leather Works does NOT repair saddle trees.