SUMMER HOURS: Monday through Thursday 9-4.
Everything Equine Expo: August 26-27 in Lumberton NC. Come visit us and see and sit in our technical light custom saddles!
We have changed our 27 year old business again from fast uncluttered two tree choices basic endurance saddles to custom built one at a time custom saddles on custom trees. While simple saddles used to take six to eight weeks to complete, our high end Old Timer saddles are expected to take three to four months for completion as they are true custom saddles, the trees included. We hope to have a shorter time for Endurance models TEK 1 and TEK 2 and the Western Endurance. In our small elite saddle shop we building one at a time by hand. We aim to please so it may take a little longer than expected because we care enough to make it right.
BUCKAROO WESTERN? Yes, Double Diamond is bringing out the buckaroo in all of us looking for that certain flat seat light oil rough out post horn cowboy look saddle. It will be a great seat and look for COWBOY DRESSAGE and all around riding.
SHOPPING CART: watch our website under accessories because soon you will be able to actually order your SKITO, THINLINE or EQUIPEDIC saddle pads, plus we are offering Shear Comfort real wool shearling saddle accessories again to make your ride even more deluxe. For example the full length shearling, all the way down to your stirrups, perfect for those that like to ride in shorts is the summer, and stay cozy in the winter, wool adapts. Shearling seat accessories can make a slippery seat have some bite, and can also make a seat that's a bit too large feel just right. If you ride in a saddle that has leathers (no fenders) check out our tubes: unlike some these velcro down the backside for easy on and off, and are tapered at one end for those riding with a leather cuff over the buckle. We have all styles from just the seat, to the seat and jocky, about half way down, to all the way to your stirrups, for all styles of saddles. You'll be able to purchase those right from our website using Pay Pal.
A REAL WORKING RANCH saddle? Yes, now the Old Timer is available as an upgrade, to be built with a reinforced tree and horn, and full leather pre-twisted or Hamley Twist for those of you wanting to try out a little cattle sorting! Still built with our famous suspended ground seat.
COWBOY DRESSAGE anyone? One of the things that makes a dressage western a dressage western is seat and fender position. Your feet cannot be hung in a forward position or you will never be able to get your feet under you. Now if you are reining that's another story, but in western or Cowboy Dressage, posture is important. Our Old Timer can be built in the flat seat and includes three positions to put your fenders in so you are always correct in posture only seeing just the tips of your boots.
HORNLESS WESTERN? yes, you can build the Old Timer without a horn! Check the Gallery for photos. It' a wonderful option for those wanting a western but without a horn.
TRAIL SEAT and FLAT SEAT: Yes, we now offer the Endurance and Old Timer western models with two options for the seat: the original deep seat, and the flatter seat. Not totally flat, but flat-er for those riding styles that require you be posting a lot of the time, or those bodies that need that flat space in front, we listened. No change in price.
THE BELLA: our newest english endurance model with a slightly lower pommel and a scoopy wider cantle. It comes standard with lovely soft supportive knee and thigh blocks, a full lined english panel, biothane leathers 1" or wider 2 1/4". This saddle comes standard with the wider leathers and nylon endurance stirrups. If you order the 1" leathers, stirrups are your choice. We love the Compositti Flex stirrups with a cage over the toe for safety.
THE ENDURANCE TEK WESTERN: for you riders who want western but without a horn: the same wonderfully comfortable no-concussion suspended seat saddle including tooling we've also changed the seat jocky a bit so it's really western looking. It comes with JW Stainless Horseshoe hardware throughout, leather strings, biothane western fenders, a tooled Cheyenne roll cantle, western rigging center fire adjustable, and leather covered western or endurance stirrups. You can see a photo of it in the Gallery, click up top.
The Double Diamond PLANTATION has been a very popular version, the same two choices of seats and all the standard options, this is an Endurance model built with an english flap that is UNDER the seat jocky. It has a beautiful roll over cantle, open rear gullet, and hidden english 2 billet adjustable position rigging. For even more security, you can build this model with a higher cantle for a slight upcharge. The base model is a 3 1/2"" cantle.
The second generation of saddles for Double Diamond will feature a FINISHED UNDERSIDE just under the bars so the gullet will remain open from front to back for spinal clearance. You 'll still be able to change your fender position to three choices, a feature that our riders really enjoy for their own personal comfort to get their posture balanced.