While other saddle trees are held together with nails or staples and lack consistency in size and shape, Ralide saddle trees are formed in one solid piece, with a rugged, unitized body and a consistent, uniform shape. there are no separate ground seats, horns or cantles. No joints to work loose. No wood to warp, split, mildew or rot.Ralide saddle trees and stirrups have undergone extensive tests performed by one of the country’s leading independent laboratories. The results (available on request) have shown that there is simply not a stronger or more durable tree on the market than Ralide saddle trees. Thousands of Ralide trees are further tested every day in field use. And the results are the same: Ralide is number one.Since 1964, we have assured quality and production capacity that simply cannot be equaled. Only those saddle makers who use Ralide trees put the name of the saddle-tree manufacturer on their products. It’s a source of pride – to them and to us. And when customers see the Ralide name on the saddle, they know it means quality inside and out.