Quality Australian Stock Saddle comes standard with:
- Back Cinch
- Latigo Set
- HP Neoprene Saddle Pad – CLICK HERE for Saddle Pad
- HP Neoprene Girth – CLICK HERE for Girths
Designed with help from a top dressage rider, the HP Swinging Fender Stock Saddle is the ONLY one that will automatically put you in the correct Ear/Shoulder/Hip/Heel position for balanced riding. All the others have the stirrup bar placement too far forwards making the correct position difficult, if not impossible.
- They keep you MUCH safer and more secure in the saddle
- Invaluable for nervous riders
- Protect the horse from the problems caused by unbalanced riders – sore backs, sore mouths and Veterinary issues
- 4 New Dedicated Trees – Standard, Medium, Quarter Horse (wide), Clydesdale (extra wide)
- ALL SADDLES will be Special Order and are handmade, so allow 4 weeks from order to shipping
- You can pick your personal design modifications, colours, tooling, etc.
- Ideal for Polocrosse.
HP Stock Saddles are superb for:
- Green Horses
- Suspect Horses
- Nervous Riders
As the HP Saddle puts you in the CORRECT position to maintain balance, whilst also keeping you safer and more anchored in the saddle, thanks to the deep seat and the poleys, which lock your thighs into position and help prevent you falling off both over the front and out the side door. They give amateur riders much more ability to stay in the saddle during unexpected spins and shies and increase rider confidence enormously.
I myself survived a split second, 180° spook, spin and bolt attempt on a young TB, in one of these saddles. My companion, who was riding behind me, could not believe that I was not thrown! He breaks horses for a living and his words were, “WOW, You don’t deserve to be still on board!!”
They provide amazing ‘Stickability’ and a lot of riding accidents would be prevented if riders used these saddles! If you have confidence issues, are worried about falling off, or are a nervous rider you NEED one of these! Imagine sitting on a flat seated dining chair with someone trying to push you off. Now imagine sitting in an armchair instead…That is the difference in security between English and these saddles. Safety features are incorporated into every modern design, but English saddles are the same basic design of 150 years ago.
See here for why the Aussies call English design saddles “Self Emptying Saddles”
Unbalanced riders and riders whose saddles force them into a ‘Chair Seat’ cause all kinds of problems and pain for their horses. The saddles force riders to hang onto the horse’s mouth as they try to maintain balance, ruining the mouth, day by day.
Riders whose saddles force them into a ‘Chair Seat’ position have too much weight on the loins of the horse, causing pain, strain and eventually, Kissing Spines.
Riders who try to attain the balanced Shoulder/Hip/Heel position find that they cannot keep a still and quiet lower leg as it swings around, trying to find an eqilibrium which is impossible. Most riders and their coaches blame the rider for the problems, when it is not their fault and usually simply the result of BAD SADDLE DESIGN – even with the very EXPENSIVE makes!
HP Stock Saddles eliminate these problems and put you into a balanced position – effortlessly.
They are also very comfortable for female riders as they have no narrow, hard ‘twist’, like many English style saddles – a ‘Twist’ which is often exactly where you don’t want the pressure!
Put your GP saddle on Ebay and buy one of ours – you won’t believe the difference!
These saddles are not sized in the same way that English saddles are . They come in 14″, 15″ and 16″, which ROUGHLY equates to 16″, 17″ and 18″ in an English saddle, BUT it depends on your actual hip and upper thigh measurement and height for fine tuning.
THE LATIGO SYSTEM
I get a lot of questions about the Latigo system. Like this…..
“I have not used latigos before – are they a better system than the standard stock saddle girthing system? If so I’m happy to use them and learn, but if there is no real advantage I’d prefer to stay with the standard girthing system.”
The Latigo system is a far stronger system, far more Horse friendly due to the even and smooth adjusting of the Girth as against the Human almost putting their Hip out of joint and screwing the Skin of the Horse as they go from one strap to the next and back. The strap system is also more likely to create girthiness and is far less safe due to being prone to Breaking during work. Further, the Latigo system outlasts the Girth Straps with ease.
The system does up like this: