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Classic "Natural Rider"
Classic "Natural Rider"
The Natural Rider Saddle model is no longer available. However, we have a great alternative for those looking for a saddle to begin/continue their Parelli LEVELS program at a similar price point.

Check out the The Easy Rider in our video here - and then head to the Classic Easy Rider product page on our Natural Horseman Saddles Webpage to find out its full story, see a review, take a saddle tour and more.

*Buckrolls can be purchased to match if you desire that option - please see our Western Accessories page HERE

Availability: This saddle is not available
Please visit www.naturalhorsemansaddles.com to check out your alternatives.


"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.


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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