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[RC] wide saddle info - Nancy

Thank you everyone for all your suggestions and information regarding wide saddles. I have received so many emails I have not been able to respond to all of them.  Because of this I have listed the various saddle suggestions I have received below.  This is not an exhaustive list and the information is not guaranteed to be correct.  Prices are for new saddles, many can be found used at less cost.   To all who have wide backed horses and have experienced the “great saddle search,” I hope the list will assist you in your wanderings. Thank you all again for your assistance,

Nancy Reed  

Lazy J Ranch

Elfin Forest, CA


Reactor Panel (RP), English, expensive (about $3,000 and up), adjustment is expensive and not easily done, well made, several people suggested.


Simco Arab Tree, western leather saddle with Arab tree.  Can be hard to find, but is available.


Big Horn endurance, western leather saddle, full QH bars with a flex tree, about $1,000.


Big Horn 117, suggested by several people. However, my research shoes it has semi-quarter horse tree not full QH.  This is a cordura/leather saddle, about $600.


Wide Specialized, not on the market yet.  Unknown when it will be available.


Duette Saddle, leather English saddle built for wide horses with numerous wide sizes, quality saddle from about $1,000.


Synergist, custom made English and Western saddle available in a wide tree.  Well made leather saddle, can be re-fit as back changes, expensive at over $3,000.


Smith-Worthington, leather English saddle with an adjustable tree.  Expensive at about $3,000.


Barefoot, treeless saddle with both Western and English styles, moderately priced from about $700 to 900.


Trekker saddle, both treeless and adjustable soft tree saddles, English and hybrid styles, moderate to expensive, $1,000 and up.


Sensation saddle, treeless in English and hybrid styles, moderately priced at about $1,100


Freeform Saddle, treeless in English and hybrid styles, expensive starting from $1,500.


Bandos by Athletic Equine, new treeless saddle, well priced at about $700.


Boz saddle, hollow plastic tree form with leather.  Very expensive (over $3,000 to start), but loved by those who ride in them.


TexTan flex tree endurance, has full QH bars and rubber flexible bar ends.  All leather, moderately priced at about $1,100.


Abetta, inexpensive cordura saddles with wide, extra wide and wide flex trees.  Prices start at about $400.