In excellent used condition, this is a Luc Childeric Model DUS monoflap dressage saddle with a 17.5ins seat and a medium width fitting which we measured to be 4.75ins button to button. Please note the angles on the panels, as we suggest this would probably NOT fit a wider backed horse. The seat has a lovely ‘textured’ leather (see pic). Please also note the saddle measures 17.5ins in the seat, but is stamped 17. It could be that Luc Childeric do not use the half measurements, so it would classify as a 17ins.
WHAT LUC CHILDERIC SAYS ABOUT THE MODEL DUS:
“The Model DUS is a very high quality saddle meant for a serious rider that demands the best from their saddle, both for their sake and their horse’s sake. It is made with top quality materials and is designed for maximum performance and comfort. The saddle is based on the French style dressage with a medium deep French tree. The saddle has a wide channel and flat, broad panels (even though this saddle is designed to fit a narrower horse). It utilizes a single flap in order to maximize the feeling of closeness between the horse and the rider. This gives the rider optimal control over the horse while also providing thorough comfort for both. The pads on the saddle are made with high quality, advanced memory foam which increases comfort for the horse and also relieves stress on the rider.
The Luc Childeric Model DUS saddle is a common choice for riding schools as they are known to fit a wide range of horses comfortably. Also, due to the seat design and depth, it does a lot to help the rider stay in the seat in rough circumstances. A large part of why they are popular in riding schools is their long lasting durability. Due to the top quality materials used, they hold up very well even under regular use. Also, the saddle is available in both buffalo hide and calf leather so the rider can choose whatever material works best for them.”