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Pat Parelli´s RANCH ROPER is a tough cowboy working saddle styled as a traditional low-profile “Wade”. After falling in love with the features and the “feel” of the first revolutionary, highly athletic, versatile performance saddle NATURAL PERFORMER, Pat asked us to create a heavier-duty Ranch working saddle that would look traditional but take care of the horse better than conventional saddles of the past. We reinforced the foundation to be suitable for roping, incorporated some style and function features important to Pat and the result has become a classic favorite of many ever since.


Savvy Club Price US $4,950.00

Availability: This saddle is custom made for you in about 3 - 5 months

RIDER SPECIFICATIONS

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HORSE SPECIFICATIONS

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Pat Parelli´s RANCH ROPER is a tough cowboy working saddle styled as a traditional low-profile “Wade”, named after a Buckaroo saddle that Tom Dorrance discovered back in the 1930´s owned by a man named Wade. After falling in love with the features and the “feel” of the first revolutionary, highly athletic, versatile performance saddle NATURAL PERFORMER, Pat asked us to create a heavier-duty Ranch working saddle that would look traditional but take care of the horse better than conventional saddles of the past. We reinforced the foundation to be suitable for roping, incorporated some style and function features important to Pat and the result has become a classic favorite of many ever since.

Pat had specific preferences for fork dimension and profile, cantle height and depth of “dish”, general shape of fenders and other body parts, buck rolls of course and some style/functional extras. The goal was to incorporate the needed foundation to take care of the horse even though we needed to reinforce the construction to provide enough strength for roping. To facilitate the horse´s lateral flexion, the skirts are sculpted shorter, smaller and rounder than many old saddles feature. The in-skirt rigging keeps the rider connected and close while strong and secure even when tied-on to a heavy animal. Pat loves his RANCH ROPER and so do all who ride this saddle.

The SMARTFLEX ™ uniquely shaped tree with flexible bars and groundseat allows the rider to feel close to the horse’s body and the movement beneath while perfectly secure on balance point. The RANCH ROPER,
like any Parelli saddle provides the confidence that the horse can enjoy the ride, too. The RANCH ROPER is available in Standard (STD) and Superwide (SW) gullet widths.

Best value in combination with the SmartSaddlePad Collection. Highest quality veg-tanned leather. Handcrafted in Germany and USA.
Pat Parelli´s RANCH ROPER is based on Pat Parelli´s personal preference.


(CAUTION: If you rope, wrangle, drag large numbers of animals weighing more than 800 pounds on a consistent and daily basis, we recommend that we craft a saddle for you tailored to your needs and with a little less flexibility).

*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 any 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.

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When the Fat Lady Sings December 14, 2016
Reviewer: Eden Lefebvre from Hill, NH United States  
"I like Big Butts and I cannot Lie". When you have a Derriere Extraordinaire, it is difficult to find a saddle that will fit you comfortably and still fit your horse. When you have a horse as well-endowed in the hind end as you, like a draft cross, a wide saddle is a must.I have found the Parelli Ranch Roper in extra wide a must have when it comes to being comfortable, both in the saddle and out. Knowing my horse can move freely in his shoulders and back gives me a delighted piece of mind.Being a larger rider, I have a larger horse and the Parelli Ranch Roper gives me ample room to relax but still have the contact I need to perfect my skills while playing with my horse. He can dart and move while going over an obstacle in an unrestricted fashion and I can ride in a classy, lovingly made piece of art that is entirely functional.

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