Last week, I told you that I was finally going to assemble my Boz Saddle Kit.  (No affiliation!)

Here is that link that tells about the Boz saddle...

As you know, I love my Boz saddle.  The attributes are perfect for the way I like to ride… I feel totally secure.  I always seem to default to my Boz – no matter how many saddles I try.  Mine is 14 years old and looks brand new.

But, I wanted a new Boz to use on Bodhi or Rojo as their own saddle.

I couldn’t afford a regular Boz saddle … but I could afford the Saddle Kit!

(You assemble it yourself.)

Well, I did it!

I think it took around 90 minutes.

Yes, I had a Makita.

But, other than that, I was left with just me and no help – at all.

And I did it.  EASILY.

I swear, Boz does all the heavy lifting!  Every screw was marked… every assembly issue was dealt with either on the DVD or on the written material.

To be honest, I am totally proud of myself.  This saddle has extra special meaning to me.

I didn’t struggle.  It was fun and easy!

(If you want your own kit, go here!)


Basically, most of the work is already done when you receive your kit.

The tree has all of the major attachments.

All you are really doing is putting on the finishing touches…

It comes with a DVD and a written summary.  I mostly used the DVD.

But, knowing I was going to follow the DVD, I ended up assembling it in my office…

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This is what arrives… and basically, Boz has already done all the work for you… You just have to do the finishing… Really a great deal when you consider that it only took me 90 minutes to finish this saddle! A huge savings!

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The first step was screwing down the velcro seat. So easy. The screw points are marked and they give you all the screws plus the square screw head.

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Here I’ve finished the screws for the seat.

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Now the velcro on the side panels. Easy.

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Here is the hole for the stirrup keeper.

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Here I’ve placed the stirrup keeper.

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Assembling the stirrups was easy, too.

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Here are the marks for the footman’s loop.

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Et Voila!

THE HARDEST PART… was putting on the sheepskin.  It is velcro and really tight velcro.  So, you have to place it perfectly.

If not, you have to rip it off (no easy feat) and re-align it – then try again.

Attaching the sheepskin perfectly was the most time consuming part.

(no screws needed…)

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Putting on the ties through the sheepskin. This was the most difficult part because you have to hold the sheepskin taught while you do it.

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Here I’ve finally attached the ties to the sheepskin and the tree.

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The other footman’s loop.

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Voila! So easy!

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This is for the pommel loops.

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Again, really easy…

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The pommel cover come assembled. You just have to screw it in.

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And here it is! 90 minutes later, I have a complete saddle for half the price!!!!!

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This is me sitting in my new saddle! You can see my Makita kit on the floor…

THE BOZ saddle is the best saddle I’ve owned!  I love it!

So, don’t be afraid to pay half the price and put it together yourself!!!!!!!!!


Last few days to contribute to the Navajo 12!!!

Last few days to contribute to the Navajo 12!!!




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Only one comment so far...

  1. Robynne Catheron

    Thanks for posting photos, this is great! One question: I couldn’t find any information on seat size, how do I know if my big bum will fit? I ride a 17″ western, and it sure doesn’t look like I’d fit in this saddle :(

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