If you are looking for a stock saddle for South African conditions, do not hesitate to choose any of our saddles with a Ralide tree. These saddle trees carry a 5 year warranty. Leather can be repaired or changed but if a tree is gone, the saddle is usually not worth while repairing unless the exact same tree can be replaced – which, in the case of Ralide, is still possible. A broken tree is also the cause of most back injuries to working horses, combined with ill fitting saddles. Our entire Missouri and Appalachian ranges are especially suited for working stock horses, with cordura fenders and skirts, lightweight and strong and able to withstand much of the abuse a stock herder can inflict on a saddle.