All our saddles come with a five day trial period. This gives you the opportunity to try the saddle own your own horse. Reasonable conditions apply so please consult the detail section.
This is a traditional swing fender...
The most asked question we get is what size saddle do I need?
We do some shops say I need a 15 inch and some a 17 inch, I am confused?
There are three different ways of measuring saddles. Basically English (as used in traditional style jump or dressage saddle), Australian and American.
Some shops talk the English measurement irrespective of the context of a stock saddle or an English style saddle. This adds to the confusion.
The English have no knee pad and measure diagonally from a pin in the front of the saddle to the cantle...as they have no knee pad in the middle of the saddle this makes some sense.
The Australia stock saddle is traditionally measured in the effective air space between the knee pad and the cantle. Measuring in front of the knee pad or behind the cantle the rider cannot sit on so measuring this distorts the effective size available.
The confusion comes in because a 15 inch saddle measured the English way will fit a child where as an Australia stock saddle 15 inch will fit a 100 kilo rider.
Please feel free call to discuss the size you need. Like clothes there is a different feel between styles of saddles, so even two saddles of the same size do feel different.
As a rough guide to the Australia stock saddle size...
A person between 150 - 160 cm and under 55 kilo will take usually a 13 inch or what we call the small size.
The typical Australia rider is between 160 cm to 180 cm and under 85 kilo and will take a medium size.
A rider taller than 185cm or greater than 90 kilo will take the 15 inch or large size.