This saddle is particularly targeted at event riders, designed with a forward cut flap and a long sloping seat to allow plenty of room behind the rider when leaning back over drop fences - no more sitting on the cantle! The tree is designed so the extra seat lenght is not reflected in the panels. The overlay girthing system is tucked neatly between cushions on the flap, avoiding any discomfort for the rider. Small triangular blocks are standard. Banana knee roll available by special order. Saddle shown has custom options selected.
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.