Great saddles that are designed to suit you and your horse for years to come.
Most of our saddles are built on a Ralide or Pro Tuff (Ralide type) trees. These are an injected moulded polyethylene hi-tensile plastic material that will not warp, rot or change shape in hot or cold weather conditions.
Polyethylene trees help the saddle retain both light weight and strength. So much so that they come with a 5 year replacement guarantee on responsible use. Responsible use in that the manner of the saddle must be applicable to it's proper use, that is, a saddle without a roping horn should not be used for the purpose of roping
In the construction of our saddles we use both New Zealand and Argentinean leather. We also use a pure wool knitted back under our saddle skirts. This allows for easier cleaning and drying. Another benefit of wool on knitted back is the advantage of no rot or infestation of insects or rodent damage to the hide.
Our endurance saddles are made of either full grain leather or a product called porvair which is a heavy leather split with a breathable leather look vinyl overlay which allows for a waterproof surface and provides for a new look surface a lot longer than standard leather.
For comfort to both horse and rider our seats and skirts are lined with close cell foams. This sits under either a suede or leather seat.
To ensure strength and durability in the saddles we use nickel platted steel rigging rings in our lower to mid range price saddles and stainless steel in our show and higher price saddles. We leave this option of material entirely up to you the customer.
Most saddles come with N.P.steel or S.S Dee's screwed into the front and back of the tree. We do not drill holes in our saddle for ties as this weakens the tree and forfeits the guarantee. However the dee's have leather laces attached. Leather or metal concho's fit over the dee's.