1867 New Handmade Award Winning Terry Henson Floral Carved 15” Wade Saddle
The saddle is full floral carved and has Hansen silver plated conchos. It has 7/8 Mother Hubbard skirt rigging and a mule hide horn wrap. It has a Lewis saddle tree built by Ray Lewis with Ray Lewis Arizona bar pattern. It is a Wade tree. Excellent bar pattern will fit 80% of today's horses.
Measurements: Large Post Horn Cap 4 1/8”, Horn Height 3 ¼”, Seat 15”, Cantle Height 4 ¼”, Cantle Width 12 ¾”, Swells Width 10”. Gullet Width 6 ½”, Gullet Height 8”, Skirt Length 28 ½”, Monel Bell Stirrups 4”, Monel Bell Stirrup Tread Finished 4 3/8”, Stainless Roller Buckles 1 ¾”, Flank Cinch Width-7 ½”
Unique Features: Some unique features of this saddle are that there are no cut edges showing on the horn cap or on the cantle binding. Underneath the cantle binding there is no stitching showing. It has a one piece seat and swell cover and the skirts are all one piece. There is excellent workmanship and incredible tooling on this saddle. The pictures do not do it justice.
About Terry Henson: Terry is an Oklahoma City native and began leather work at the age of 12. Terry started making saddles at the age of 16. When he graduated he went to work for Baldo Hill at his saddle shop in Welston, Oklahoma. He worked for Trophy Tack for a while and then decided to open his own business with a friend in Purcell Oklahoma. Together, they produced about 50 saddles per year and repaired many more. Terry has always been active in rodeo, including calf roping, team roping, and riding bucking horses. So when Terry builds a saddle, he incorporates his saddle making experience and actual saddle time into it. Apparently, the judges at the recent IFOLG World Class Competition were impressed enough to award Terry 2nd place on one of his saddles. At the Custom Boot and Saddle Maker’s Roundup held in Wichita Falls, Texas he won three categories in 2012, one category in 2013 and when they started the contest back last year in 2016 he won it.
This Saddle Award: This saddle won 2nd Place in the Best of Show category at the 2008 Custom Boot and Saddle Maker’s Roundup held in Wichita Falls, Texas. The Roundup is an invitation only event and quite an honor just to be asked to participate. Terry beat out many well-known makers.