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Classic "Natural Rider"

 
The NATURAL RIDER features a deeper seat pocket but otherwise is patterned after the NATURAL PERFORMER. It’s a great choice for all striving to reach high levels in the Parelli Program without investing as much as the NATURAL PERFORMER options require. The NATURAL RIDER is a versatile tool, combines the best features of a western saddle - optimum weight distribution, rider safety and comfort - with the best features of an english saddle - promoting/allowing collection and fluid lateral movement.

Savvy Club Price US $2,550.00

Availability: This saddle is custom made for you in about 3 - 4 months

STYLE SPECIFICATIONS

Concho Style*:
  
RIDER SPECIFICATIONS

Please Choose a Seat Size:*:
  

Your Fender length:
  
HORSE SPECIFICATIONS

Please Choose a Gullet Size:*:
  

 
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION TECHNICAL SPECS & FEATURES SIZING GUIDE
 
The NATURAL RIDER features a deeper seat pocket but otherwise is patterned after the NATURAL PERFORMER. It’s a great choice for all striving to reach high levels in the Parelli Program without investing as much as the NATURAL PERFORMER options require. The NATURAL RIDER is a versatile tool, combines the best features of a western saddle - optimum weight distribution, rider safety and comfort - with the best features of an english saddle - promoting/allowing collection and fluid lateral movement.

The SMARTFLX ™ uniquely shaped tree with flexible bars and groundseat allows the rider to feel close to the horse’s body and its movement beneath while perfectly secure on balance point. The NATURAL RIDER, like any Parelli saddle, provides confidence that the horse can enjoy the ride, too.

The NATURAL RIDER is available in Standard (STD) and Superwide (SW) gullet (see details below).
Best value in combination with our SmartSaddlePad Collection.

Quality American veg-tanned leather. Handcrafted in USA.


*NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS*

Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: Your order will ship from our US Headquarters in Bayfield, Colorado. Prices do not include tax or any other fees associated with the import of your saddle. Please check with your local import department for your country’s import procedure and fees. In case you need assistance, pls. contact saddles@parellisaddles.com
SMARTFLX™ TECHNOLOGY
"Welcoming" the horse’s back in motion requires that you MANAGE THE INTERFACE – which is the space between your horse’s body and the underside of the saddle. After incorporating a good saddle, this is the next most important factor for successful saddle fit when you want to give your horse the opportunity to enjoy the journey with you. With SmartSaddlePads.com saddle pads and tapered foam shims you are best equipped to custom fit the interface of your horse to adapt to individual age, top line shape and state of training.

SMARTFLX´S EXCLUSIVE, UNIQUELY SHAPED TREES ARE THE SUBSTRUCTURE AND MAJOR KEY TO SUCCESS OF ANY OF OUR SADDLES.

The very special SMARTFLX™ shape provides room needed for the horse’s back to come up in performance of any athletic maneuvers, especially ones requiring significant engagement or “collection”. Also sculpted into the SMARTFLX™ shape are the ergonomic considerations built in for the rider which enable feeling close to the horse´s body and it´s movement while securely balanced and unstressed in hip, knee and ankle joints. The “bars” and “groundseat” of the SMARTFLX™ western tree are a one-piece molded shape based on years of research and development incorporating thousands of horses worldwide. This molded piece is formed utilizing a particular, extraordinary elastomer compound material that is solid enough to support the rider and protect the horse's back yet flexible enough to allow the horse to move as nature intended and the human to feel connected in harmony. It is amazingly thin and keeps you close to your horse. Our wooden forks and cantles provide the base stability to hold the bars at the attitude and angle that our research proved was optimal. Our english saddles are constructed with the same principles regarding the spacious, welcoming shape we know is necessary for healthy, comfortable movement. English SMARTFLX™ trees are handcrafted by Master Saddlers in England utilizing digitally sculpted, laminated beechwood bars reinforced by steel head plate and thin diagonal steel bands that support appropriate diagonal flexibility. Because the SMARTFLX™ trees are sculpted to welcome the expanded “moving” horse body, there is room to accommodate an enormous variety of horse breeds and sizes.

SmartSaddlePads.com unique shimming concept provides a simple way to offer dynamic custom fit. The welcoming “hug” of our saddles’ undersides provides for a physically and mentally un-restricted equine athlete capable of enjoying full physical potential under saddle.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

  4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
 
Natural Rider Saddle April 30, 2014
Reviewer: Myriama McNab from Ulverstone, Tasmania Australia  
My daughter has been a Parelli student for 2 years now, going to Clinics, having lessons, etc. however she had still been lacking confidence in doing anything more than a walk. Due to the price of the the Parelli Natural Rider I was able to order and pay off a Parelli Saddle for her. In the New Year she (of her own choice) tried trotting in it for the first time. She then trotted in the arena, out of the arena and then out on the trail! "I feel safe mum - I used to feel like I was tipping out of the saddle with my other one!" Thank you for providing a 'more affordable' Parelli Saddle - without it my daughter would not have found the feeling of safety and enjoyment in riding her terrific pony that she has now!

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