Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Treat Yourself to a New Used Saddle

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN each week. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

When it comes to saddles, a brand or style that works for one horse might not work for another. The same goes for riders; not everyone will like the same features. If you’re on the hunt for new equipment, check out the Tack and Equipment category page on Sport Horse Nation. Here are the five most recent listings.

Santis. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Santis Dressage Saddle

This top selling saddle features an extra soft seat that is slightly wider for the seat bones with a moderate twist. The front blocks are on Velcro and can be adjusted for the individual rider. Uniquely designed panels add stability to the saddle and increase the horse’s comfort. The tree and the flocked panels can be customized for the horse for a precise fit. KB saddles are hand made to order in England.

This saddle had up-swept panels & are perfect for the shorter back or more sensitive horse. Nice channel width and depth means it can even fit that high withered horse! The seat is stamped 17 1/2, measures an 18, is very comfortable, placing the rider in the perfect position at just the right balance point.

The Y girting system and wool flocked panels mean comfort for your horse. This saddle is adjustable, and the wool flocking is ample. This saddle has been used less than a year as I have been unable to ride. Located in Florida.

Black Country. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

17.5 MW BC Vinici Tex Eventer Jump Saddle

From Black Country’s Web Site: Endorsed by Ralph Hill, USA. A favourite in the US, this exciting saddle is specifically targeted at event riders. The forwardness of the flap and the long sloping seat allow plenty of room behind the rider to move around in the saddle and have support when leaning back over drop fences – no more sitting on the cantle! The tree is designed as such that the extra length in the seat is not reflected in the panels.

The girthing system lies neatly above the cushioned sweat flap so as to avoid any discomfort. Small triangular blocks are standard. This saddle is designed with pure wool panels to help shock absorption when landing and also allowing the horse freedom to stride out without restriction on the shoulders. Located in North Carolina.

Voltaire. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2012 18.5” Voltaire Palm Beach, 4AAAR- Perfect for the tall rider!

2012 18.5” Voltaire Palm Beach in chocolate, 4AAAR (15”) extra long/extra forward flaps, medium tree, 4.5” gullet, fin panels (made to fit a variety of horses), upgraded full calfskin leather. This is a very comfy, secure, medium-deep seat saddle. This saddle is perfect for the tall, long legged rider! One owner, this saddle was very lightly used and is in pristine condition, no flaws. Comes with excellent condition Voltaire saddle cover, no fittings. Located in Wisconsin.

Devoucoux. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Devoucoux Socoa Jump Saddle

Great condition Devoucoux Socoa jump saddle. Soft leather, great condition. 17.5 inch seat, 2A flap. Trial available. Located in Wisconsin.

Passier. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle 17″

Year: 2002. Bought new in 2008 from Millbrook Tack in Michigan. Condition: Used. Size: 17″. Tree: Medium – 27.5cm. Kept in a cover and cleaned after every use. In great used condition, some minor flaws shown in pics. Any questions, feel free to ask. Taking a break from horses because of my career and don’t want this to sit! Super comfortable and stitching in excellent shape. More photos available.

From the manufacturer: This exclusive dressage saddle by Passier is designed to be particularly easy on the horse. It also conveys an exclusive feeling to the rider which is why it is chosen by professional riders. The Optimum is designed to ensure the perfect riding position. The panel design of this very good looking dressage saddle ensures an optimum fit to the horse’s back.

Located in Illinois.

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