Each Specialized Saddle is built custom to your order, although we try to keep some popular sizes and colors in stock for those people in a rush. All saddle models come with our patented 3D adjustable fit system that lets you precisely fit your horse. Our patented system is the only one that allows you to independently adjust all three dimensions of saddle fit, width, arch and angle. Each side is independently adjusted, because most horses are not the same on each side!
Most other adjustable fit systems let you modify width only, or have flexible panels that change angle only. But a horses’ back is three dimensional and all three dimensions must be considered to achieve perfect fit.
Unlike most saddle makers who use skirting leather to make their saddles, Specialized Saddles uses premium quality English bridle leather. Skirting leather is hard as cardboard and takes weeks to ‘break in”. Our English bridle leather is both stronger and more pliable and even thou it costs twice as much we think its worth it! Another example of comfort and value you wont find in any other saddle! You can select from many leathers colors and finish and add you own custom touches by selecting the tooling and conchos to make it unique, and beautiful.
In addition we have adjustments to fit you, the rider. All of our saddles have three different positions for suspending your stirrup leathers or fenders. Your leg position can be changed between forward, balanced, or centered, by moving a single screw. Different types of riding styles call for different leg positions to achieve COMFORT, BALANCE and OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE. And at Specialized Saddles, that’s what we are all about.
Specialized Saddles gives you a BETTER choice in “Custom Saddles”
A. Our patented adjustable fit is accomplished three ways!
Pad position: changes width in a “snap”.
Pad thickness: neoprene pads come in four thicknesses.
Shims: add arch or “rock” to fit horses with more dip in their back, and shims come in four thicknesses.
See fitting and shim section for more details
B. Made From Finest quality leather with oil tan leather seat and billet liners and soft european leather for seat, over two layers of memory foam which contours to shape of your seat.
C. Nylon reinforced 1″ leather billet straps on our english dressage type rigging system.
D. Three Stirrup positions allow for forward, balanced, or centered stirrup position.
The Inside Story
Beveled wedge shims which come in four sizes let you adjust the angle of fitting pads to fit slope of your horses shoulder or loin. Flat shim strips also come in four thickness to let you change the arch to fit horses with dips behind the shoulders.