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"Welcoming"
your horse’s back in motion is what truly makes a good saddle. MANAGEMENT OF THE INTERFACE – which is the space between your horse’s body and the underside of the saddle -- is the next important factor for successful saddle fit when you want to give your horse the opportunity to enjoy the journey with you. It is very simple, once you understand some basic principles. With SmartSaddlePads.com saddle pads and tapered foam shims you are best equipped to custom tailor 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.
NATURAL HORSEMAN SADDLES USES SMARTFLX™ TREES IN EVERY SADDLE (CLASSIC, CUSTOM & SIGNATURE):

SO YOUR HORSE CAN MOVE AS NATURE INTENDED


The very special SMARTFLX™ tree 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.
SMARTFLX™ western trees contain “bars” and a “groundseat” that 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: solid enough to support the rider and protect the horse's back yet flexible enough to allow the horse to move as nature intended while the human feels connected in harmony. It is an amazingly thin, close-contact structure enabling you to be connected with your horse and actually feel the undulating movement beneath you. Our wooden forks and cantles provide the base stability to hold the bars at the attitude and angle that our research proved was optimal. SMARTFLX™ WESTERN trees combine the best features of a superior Western saddle (including optimum weight distribution) with the best features of a good English saddle (horse can collect, round its back and muscles, flex laterally and longitudinally with dynamic ease). Rider AND horse comfort for long hours is unparalleled. SMARTFLX™ trees are sculpted to welcome the expanded “moving” horse body and come in two different GULLET WIDTHS:

I. STANDARD (STD) GULLET:

The “STANDARD” tree is the narrowest gullet width we build, with subtle changes in attitude and angle along the bars that hug the moving horse without impeding in any way. Our open center channel does not impact the spine, of course and our broad, flatter-than-normal shape along the back invites optimum vertical and lateral flexion. Our "Standard" angles are approximately 10 degrees wider than "full quarter horse bars" and they are broader/flatter with less "rock". Observation of horses moving under saddle has consistently yielded evidence that bars narrower than ours, especially with "rock" shape get in the way of natural movement: they restrict the horses' shoulders and back, force high-headed/low back carriage and result in a myriad of other problems that are consequences of inefficient biomechanics.

II. SUPERWIDE (SW) GULLET:

The "SUPERWIDE" angles are approximately 10 degrees wider than the "STANDARD" and the bars are broader/flatter still. Broad backed horses (Warmbloods, wide Quarter Horses, Icelandics, wide-ribbed Arabians, Cobs, Drafts, Draft Crosses…and even wide-backed Mules) really travel beautifully/happily under our SW foundations. It should be noted that "wider" is not a simple matter of setting the bars further apart. There are many subtle changes of attitude/angles sculpted into our bar shape from front to back and left to right.

SMARTFLX™ saddle trees are easily customized to breed and training development through use of the SmartSaddlePad Collection´s unique pad and shim system, designed for dynamic custom fit. The welcoming “hug” of our saddles combined with your ability to MANAGE THE INTERFACE will provide for a physically and mentally un-restricted equine athlete capable of enjoying full physical potential under saddle.
Natural Horseman Saddles Saddle Care IN STOCK SPECIALS

If you want to help your saddle last for a lifetime, follow our recommended care steps.

Cleaning

In order to keep your saddle soft and supple, you will want to put it on a cleaning schedule. You have a lot invested in your tack, take time to properly care for it. For a dirty saddle it is recommended to use Leather Therapy Wash or Castile Soap and a damp cloth. Use this on a small inconspicuous area first to get a feel for the amount to apply and the distance you want to choose. Spray or wipe your saddle including the backside of your fenders as these can be especially dirty. You may have to rinse or get a new cloth depending on the amount of dirt on your saddle.

Conditioning

Conditioning is an important process in maintaining the life of your saddle. If you are in a dry climate or ride in the rain, you will want to condition your saddle often. Take time to use a leather conditioner that contains no synthetics. We use Leather Therapy Conditioner and Fiebings Pure Neatsfoot Oil. While applying conditioner to your saddle, this is the best time to carefully inspect all your parts and pieces that keep your saddle alive. Be aware of any loose parts or damages that may have occurred during use of your saddle. Apply a coat of Leather conditioner to all leather parts of your saddle, front and backside. If you find your saddle soaks up the conditioner quickly, try applying another coat. If any conditioning product is not absorbing, just wipe it off with a dry cloth. For very tight and hard to reach places, try using a small soft paint brush. Dab the ends in your conditioner and apply in those hard to get spots. If you are an arena rider or do not ride that often and only in nice weather you may not have to condition your saddle as often.

Storing Tack

Your saddle should be stored on a commercial or handmade saddle stand in a dry, if possible climate controlled room. We recommend using a fleece wrap for your saddle stand. This will help prevent your saddle from getting pressure points from the metal bars of the saddle stand. It´s also highly recommended you make sure your saddle is always sitting straight. Always cover your saddle to keep it free from dust. Dust is actually sharp and very harmful to your leather. Try not to stack your saddles, this can cause unwanted dents in the leather, suede and wool flocking. When traveling we recommend that you lay your saddle in a padded carrier or on a clean blanket on its side.


Currently we have some brand new & FOR SALE saddles in stock ...
as well as some pre-loved saddles (used but in good shape).

Maybe the saddle of your dreams is among the ones listed below?
Let us know on saddles@parellisaddles.com or (001) 970-403-1370 to grab it and ride NOW.

NOTE: we receive requests from all time zones via email and phone on a regular basis. Images pictured here may not be current.
Saddles are sold on a "first come, first served" basis and new ones arrive at our warehouse often.

Please contact us for more information or to request a specific saddle.
(please include your full name, your location/country and the saddle model, seat & gullet size you are looking for).












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NEW Pro Dressage #2041

Size: 17 superwide
Color: black with cognac
Price: $ 5400










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NEW Fluidity GP #1918

Size: 19 standard
Color: black
Price: $ 2750











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USED Fluidity GP #2013

Size: 18.5 standard
Color: brown
Price: $ 1875












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NEW Jumper #2739

Size: 18 standard
Color: black
Price: $ 3750












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NEW Fluidity GP #2012

Size: 18.5 standard
Color: brown
Price: $ 2975










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USED Natural Rider #117

Size: 16 superwide
Color: mahagony
Price: $ 2450












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USED Natural Performer #1059

Size: 17.5 standard
Color: light oil roughout
Price: $ 3050





The model & size combination you are looking for is not listed here?
Contact us anyway, maybe we have the right fit for you just coming in!

We are happy to help - saddles@parellisaddles.com or (001) 970-403-1370

Classic Natural Rider *Junior Kids Saddle* General Purpose English Saddle Natural Performer
Classic Natural Rider *Junior Kids Saddle*
Savvy Club Price US $3,250.00
Fluidity General Purpose (GP)
Savvy Club Price: US $3,750.00
Custom "Natural Performer"
Savvy Club Price US $3,750.00

The CLASSIC NATURAL RIDER JUNIOR is a smaller-seat size version of its famous big brother, the CLASSIC NATURAL RIDER. It features a deeper seat pocket but otherwise is patterned after the NATURAL PERFORMER. It’s a great choice for younger and/or smaller riders even if
they are striving to reach high levels in the Parelli Program.

The
FLUIDITY GP
is Linda´s original favorite saddle constructed with the horse´s opinion as paramount! Excellent choice when you want to ride “english” and “do it all”.

The NATURAL PERFORMER is the most versatile saddle tool for reaching high levels in the Parelli Natural Horsemanship Program. It is a revolutionary performance saddle for a wide range of athletic maneuvers. It combines the best features of a western saddle - optimum weight distribution and rider safety & comfort - with the best features of an englis
h saddle, such as promoting/allowing collection and fluid lateral movement.
Linda Parelli Pro Dressage Pat's Ranch Roper
Linda's PRO Dressage
Savvy Club Price US $5,400.00
Pat's Ranch Roper
Savvy Club Price US $5,400.00

MONOFLAP WITH FIXED THIGH BLOCKS
Linda´s PRO DRESSAGE
is an extraordinary mono-flap saddle for performance of the highest level maneuvers. Custom handcrafted by Master Saddlers in England of supreme grade calf leather, its revolutionary construction utilizes our equine-approved SMARTFLX™ technology providing broad room to accommodate the horse´s expanding muscles in motion all along the back.

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.