One piece rigging with flat plate, set at the 7/8 position. Note the anchor points below the fork, at the front of the seat, and laced together with the opposite rigging. The flank cinch rigging on this saddle was installed as a slot in the skirts.

Ground Seat 4

Leather ground seat leather: This is the final ground seat leather in position. As shown, this piece is heavily skived and scraped to ensure a flat and smooth seat, when the actual seat leather is installed.

Ground Seat 1
Ground Seat 2
Ground Seat 3

WSCL  (Simmons) Saddles are constructed with all leather groundseats and are hand stitched around the horn and the cantle.


The rigging is constructed from one- or two-pieces of heavy (12 oz) leather and are anchored at three points on the saddle (under the fork, at the seat, and laced to the off-side rigging behind the cantle). This provides for a durable and strong  platform when cinching to the horse. Additionally, unless otherwise requested, the rigging contains D-rings for breast collars and for flank cinches.


The rigging can be constructed for a one-piece rigging using a flat-plate for cinching, or for a two-piece rigging using a D-ring. Additionally, the rigging can be set at the Full position (aligned directly under the swell- also known as "rimfire"), at the 7/8 position (1.5" behind the Full position), or at the 3/4 position (1.5" behind the 7/8 position). The standard position is at the 7/8 position.

Leather ground seat leather: This is the first ground seat leather in position. This piece is place in position when the leather is wet (or cased) so that it can be properly formed at the gullet.

Leather ground seat leather: This is the second ground seat leather in position and is also placed while wet. The use of this piece is optional and is used to build the seat up toward the fork.

Leather ground seat leather: This is the third piece in position and skived so that the seat is as flat as possible.

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