Sheridan Ranch Cutting Trees were designed from the ground up to fit the cutter and the string of prospects but also handle western cattle events and occasional roping. We build this tree with a roping style horn to handle roping cattle when you need, and some people like the feel of this horn better while riding. We try to make the most lightweight tree we can while also considering the longevity of the the saddle and security the rider feels while riding. Sheridan Ranch Cutting Trees are manufactured with wood and covered with rawhide to secure fit for the rider and make the trees strong for years. 

Sheridan Ranch Cutting Trees start on with a 7 inch gullet, and quarter horse bars as this is a really good fit on horses of all ages and goals. Our ranch cutting saddle bars follow the line of the horses back to ensure a great fit from front to back. From the string of prospects, to the AQHA champion and many in-between, Sheridan Ranch Cutting Trees fit horses of all shapes and sizes. 

So you can see Sheridan Ranch Cutting Trees before we start tooling and designing yours, we would like to show them to you on horses of different body types, ages and bloodlines. We based our tree design on the horses listed below as the horses we wanted to focus on fitting. Scroll down as we would like to introduce you to a few of our models so you can see how Sheridan Ranch Cutting Trees fit form the ground up.

Meet The Crew...


Trigger is Sheridan's main saddle model throughout the website. You have probably seen him throughout the site if you have looked at our saddles. He is a beautiful Palomino who changes colors based on how he feels and the seasons throughout the year.

Trigger is a professional team roping horse that was first started on a ranch in his young life and now competes both heading and heeling throughout the Southwest. As for his build, he is 18 years old and stands at 15 hands tall and easy to get on. He has a nice back shape, similar to horses of this caliber. 

As with other horses with the JB Brand, Trigger has an impressive list of names on his AQHA bloodlines. He gets his build from his dads side with breeding that includs KING, Hollywood Gold, Doc Bar and Poco Bueno on his pedigree and bloodline papers which gives him that wide foundation bred quarterhorse  look. With a bloodline like this, you know he is a high performer and has the broad body type to match it.

Trigger is a great example of how Sheridan ranch cutter trees fit a true performer. He is a classic 2021 foundation quarter horse with the bloodlines to show, where you can see how Sheridan Saddles and Sheridan ranch cutter trees fit below.

Blue Moon Saloon

Blue Moon Saloon which we call him Suge, is one of the sweetest and friendliest horses you have met. He knows that everyone who walks up to his pen is his best friend. Blue Moon Saloon, born in 2017, started his career on the racetrack and now in training to be a barrel and team roping horse.

Blue Moon Saloon has an impressive pedigree for anyone looking to start a horse barrel racing. His impressive breeding is known for speed from his sire (dad), First Moonflash. First Moonflash is a New Mexico Bred All American winner, track record setter as well as Grade 1 winner as well as many of his offspring are Grade 1 winners on the racetrack. With his dad's potential for speed, First Moonflash is already making waves in the barrel racing industry. First Moonflash has sired a line of barrel racing performers that are astounding with many horses with his breeding doing well in THE AMERICAN, NFR QUALIFIERS as well as many other large named barrel races ( )

Blue Moon Saloon comes form a great bloodline which is coming along nicely to become a barrel horse in the future. Sheridan barrel racing trees fit him very well as a colt looking to start barrel racing. Look Below

Mr. Pibb aka Ima Chestnut Dude

Mr. Pibb is known here as our calm, spirt animal. He is always at the gate ready for you to come and give him a treat. When he is not in his corral eating or his afternoon nap, he is enjoying a long trail ride or teaching people how to ride. With his pleasant demeanor and easy going personality, he has been a great trail riding horse from teaching kids to ride of all ages to taking a few cancer patients to enjoy a ride and the sunset.

Don't let his winter coat fool you, Mr Pibb was also a champion in his day. He is 22 years old now and 15 hand tall but has won the #10 championship at the NTR FINALS in Wickenburg, AZ in 2018, and many other smaller championships heeling. His pedigree is also know in the AQHA halter class going back to his grandfather named Impressive. Impressive won the 1974 AQHA halter class as well as siring 30 offspring winning the same title. He is a bred to be a wide body high caliber trail riding horse, that is easy on the eyes. 

Mr Pibb is a great example of a big body, calm horse so you can see how our barrel trees fit his back. Below are how the barrel trees fit on his back.

Boogey from Jud Little Ranch

Boogey is a young horse ready to please. He is currently getting ready for NBHA, the ALL IN, and World Series Ropings. Boogey aka Feelin tha Speed is a large body 16 hand quarter horse gelding from JUD LITTLE RANCH. Jud Little Ranch was known for the expertise in the barrel horses and high sellers for prospects. Since 1976 they have sired more timed event horses to the National Finals Rodeo including barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling, calf roping and breakaway etc. (

Boogey's bloodline includes Dash for Cash and Special Effort where he is ready for fast times. He is 5 years old and bred to be a top performer in the timed event side of the arena. You can see how the barrel saddle trees fits him from his front withers to the back of the tree following the line of his back. 

Measurements and Specs

Ranch Cutter Saddle MeasurementsInches
Seat Sizes to Choose From14, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18 inches
Gullet Width7 inches
Gullet Height Front of Hand Hole8.5 inches
Gullet Height Back of Hand Hole6.5 inches
Swell Width12.5 inches
Cantle Height3.5 inches standard (4 in if requested)
Cantle Width12.5 inches
Horn Height3.5 inches
Horn Cap2 inches
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