Sommer Evolution Western Professional Trekking Saddle, 16ins, Medium Wide - 5703-2


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About this Saddle

Make: Sommer Sättel
Model: Evolution  Professional Trekking
Type: Western  Saddle
Condition: Excellent Used Condition – Very Gently Used
Seat: 16ins
Width: 5.5ins – measured button to button
Flap Length:                      21.5ins
Material:  Three tone brown leather, tooled as shown.  Synthetic wool flocked
Stamp:  #1917275  32
Blemishes/Notes: Normal
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*All measurements provided have either been taken directly from saddle stamps, or are approximate measurements taken by experienced Good Apple Equine Consignment staff.  This information is provided as a courtesy to our customers, and is not a guarantee of size or fit as each individual saddle differs from the next (including those of the same brand and model).

Founder of the modern trail riding in western design.

  • Professional saddle for distance and trail riding
  • Trekking seat
  • Weight-bearing surface: approx. 2000 cm2
  • Panel length: 48 cm

1. Saddle tree
In order to accommodate to the movements of the horse and the rider, the saddle tree must be completely flexible both lengthwise and crosswise. This is due to the fact that a rigid construction would severely impede the harmonious sequence of movements between the rider and the horse. A modern saddle tree should also be adjustable to ensure that it can be modified at any time to compensate for the ever-changing shape of the horse’s back.

2. Gullet plate
The gullet plate positioned above the withers gives the saddle tree stability at the head and extends from the shoulder blades downwards and backwards towards the rider. The ends open outwards.

3. Panels
Panels must be smooth, soft and resilient. The edges must not be allowed to press on the horse’s spine and the panels must also widen at the front. The angle of the panel must correspond to the curvature of the horse’s back.

4. Distance between panels (gullet channel width) and panel width
The panels should run parallel to each other and be at least 6 cm apart. The panels should be wide enough to overlap the back muscles at the junction between back and rib muscles.

5. Flocking material
Synthetic fiber is used as saddle flocking material because it is soft and remains flexible, even if it becomes wet. It settles and takes on the shape of the horse’s back, yet remains elastic.

6. Girthing arrangements 
Girthing begins under the stirrup bar, not at the saddle tree. The girthing arrangement is determined by the natural depth the horse‘s girth area.

7. Air circulation
The design and construction of the saddle should promote the circulation of air between the horse‘s back and the saddle and thus prevent any build-up of heat.

8. Materials
Carefully selected materials turn the saddle into a natural product that will become finer as it matures with age. Leather produced exclusively for SOMMER products makes its way to our workshops from tanners all over the world.

9. Variability
Both the fit and the gullet width can be modified at any time.


SOMMER is a family-run company and is recognised as one of the leading saddle brands worldwide.

On-site service

Sommer’s authorised dealers are able to make adjustments to the width of the gullet plate and padding of your SOMMER saddle quickly and easily directly at your premises and on your horse to adapt to the changing shape of the horse’s back.   The basis for any adjustments to be made is intensive consultation and expert advice.   Contact your local SOMMER dealer, who will be delighted to assist you further.








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