Every effort has been made to present our products in a colourful eye-appealing
manner and to make ordering as easy as possible. Behind this catalogue comes over 35
years of saddlery construction know how and experience. These years have given
me the knowledge of what works, what will last, and what will be comfortable
for both you the customer and your horse. As a result most of our saddles are
built on a Ralide or
Polyride (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.
trees help the saddle retain both lightweight 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 its proper use, e.g.
a saddle without a roping horn should not be used for the purpose of roping.
Our new tree is from the Steele saddletree company (est 1848 ) in the USA , and is a wooden tree covered with fibreglass cloth and resin covered. The 2 types of trees we have are a wade and hi-bred Aussie(stock
on top, western underneath).
Tree widths are semi
Quarter horse, standard Q/horse and Full Q/horse, also an Arabian and Gaited
tree. In the construction of our saddles we now use Argentinean leather
Skirting as our NZ tannery closed down.
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, this 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 are lined with durable open foam laminated with close cell foam. This
sits under either a suede or leather seat. We also line our under skirts with
the close cell foam covered with saddle fleece available in 2 grades for horses back comfort. To ensure strength and durability
in the saddles we use nickel platted steel rigging rings in our lower to mid
range priced saddles and stainless steel in our show and higher priced saddles.
We leave this option of material entirely up to you the customer.
most cases our stirrups come from the same companies as our trees and come
either covered or uncovered. We cater for all sizes from kids to deep large
roper styles ,we also now have a 6'' wide stirrup for those who want maximum width. Most are lined with comfortable easy on the feet treads. However
we do have aluminium stirrups if required. Most saddles come with nickle-plated
steel or Stainless steel dees screwed into the front and back of the tree. We
do not drill holes in our saddles for ties as this weakens the tree and
forfeits the guarantee. However the dees have leather removable laces
attached. Leather or metal concho's fit over the dees. Our standard girths are
made of anti chaff material; sweat resistant, or wool felt material. Our
endurance girths are 3" wide with standard 1 1/2" roller, half buckle
and keepers to hold strap ends, plus dees in the centre for the
breastplate. We also have 4" Girths with 3'' half buckles made in the same
materials and fleece girths available upon request; they have 2 dees in the
centre. Our girth straps are either 1 1/2" leather billets, latigo straps
or a combination of both. String girths are also available. We have a choice of
8 colours, they are black,dark brown, mid brown, red brown, cherry red, tan,
light tan and natural.Overall we
build saddles that are designed to suit you and your horse for years to