This is a rare saddle! It is designed especially for Friesian horses who have have powerful, sloping shoulders, compact, muscular bodies with strong, sloping hindquarters and low-set tails. So of course this lovely saddle will fit a horse with this kind of conformation. It has a 15ins seat, regular QH bars, which we measured to be 6.5ins and the length from front to back is 26ins. Comes with back cinch.
What Black Sterling says about its’ saddle:
“Look no further for a high quality, extremely comfortable western saddle that you know is going to fit your Friesian horse. After 3 years of developing and searching for the best possible fitting Western saddle for our Friesian horses, and as owners of a Friesian that has won multiple Regional & National Western Pleasure Championship titles competing as a western pleasure horse, we are proud to present our “Sterling” Western saddle [named after our National Champion western pleasure horse, Sterling!]. We can proudly say that we are the only importers offering a Western saddle specifically designed for your Friesian! This has not only resulted in a saddle that is extremely comfortable for the rider, but as well for your Friesian horse. The “Sterling” western saddle is hand crafted by one person, and only the best leather is used to make this saddle. We love the durability of these saddles. This is our saddle of choice for trail riding 🙂 The saddle is built from cowhide leather which contains a high oil percentage for the best suppleness and makes it long lasting. The “Sterling” Western saddle is a close contact saddle with a deep seat for the best communication between you and your Friesian. We offer a warranty of 5 years on the saddle tree. You can’t beat the look and fit on this black western saddle, custom made for Friesians. This saddle is built on a steele equi-fit fiberglass tree and contains 7/8 double rigging with stainless steel dees. Special features include a matching back strap, rawhide silver laced cantle, basketweave tooling, and engraved silver trim with a black finish.
Tree: Steele Equi-Fit Fiberglass, 12 inch swells,
Cantle: 5 inch Gullet: 7 1/4″
Seat: 12-17 inch, padded.[Youth:12″-13;Small Adult:14; Average Adult:15; Large Adult:16; Extra Large Adult: 17. Skirts: 27 inch (shorter on smaller seat sizes) Fenders: 18 ½ inch x 8 1/2 inches, with 2 ½ Stirrup leathers with Blevins Buckles. Finish: Engraved silver- Black Finish.High quality Black Cowhides for the best comfort.
Weight: Approximately 35 lbs Warranty: 5 years on saddle tree.“