The Tex Eventer is a true cross country saddle - the forwardness of the flap and the long, sloping seat are designed to give the rider ample room to lean back and still feel secure over a drop without interference from the cantle. The tree is designed so the extra length in the seat is not reflected in the panels, giving freedom to the horse.
Black Country Saddles are made on British wood laminated spring trees, predominantly manufactured by Lariot and Lightwood. Each is crafted to its own specifications, depending on the profile requirements of the horse and the design of the saddle. Most trees come with a full 10 year guarantee and all are adjustable up to one width fitting either way. This alteration can be made at the factory or by an authorized repair agent.
All Black Country panels are hand flocked with 100% British Wool.
Custom Options for the horse include: Front Gussets (for correct wither clearance on the horse with "hollows")... K-Panel (allow for greater bearing surface and additional clearance for horses with lack of definition or muscle atrophy)... Serge Panels (wool instead of leather! helps disperse heat and eliminate slipping).
Custom Options for the rider include: Front and rear blocks in different sizes... velcro or fixed blocks... flap length... flap forwardness... choice of leather type and color.