In arriving at the prices in this section; the following assumptions have been made.
1. Times – The times are based on a saddle maker/leather worker with 3 to 5 years of experience in the
discipline in which she or he has been trained.
2. Materials –
A. Leather is premium leather ( No. 1 or A grade) native hides and domestically tanned.
B. Hardware is stainless steel or solid brass when available.
3. Wages – The wage data is based on the median household income for the United States with payroll taxes, health insurance, and retirement account included.
4. Overhead – The overhead data is based on average overhead costs.
5. The pricing FIGUREs in this section are based on making several items at a time, I.E.
-- 6 sets of reins, 3 headstalls, 2 breast collars, etc.