The American Pro Smooth saddle is built on a laminated wood tree. The panels are made from specially selected cowhide with latex rubber padding of varying density, ensuring comfort and protection for the horse. Buffalo leather billets are hand-sewn to the saddle with a special, extra strength yarn and expand from one side to the other, crossing under the seat. This provides maximum security when the saddle is girthed to the horse. The smooth leather minimizes friction allowing the rider to move as freely as desired around the saddle.