The D-D Wade Trail is a traditional wade saddle, yet weighs only 22 pounds fully outfitted. This is a perfect option for a rider looking for the look minus the weight and bulk of heavier wade saddles. As a trail version, it is a single skirt saddle, and can be built with either a closed or open rear skirt (open keeps the leather completely off the spine area for exposed spines, bumps, calcification areas, sore back ends). The fenders are biothane-backed leather trail fenders with flat durable biothane, so there is literally no break in or torque to the hips knees and ankles. The fenders also have three positions that you can change for your own comfort, and you can always have your feet right under you (the safest posture to ride in). This is a great option for Western Dressage riders since so many western saddles have their fenders set forward and are very thick and stiff with no feel. Standard options include a suspended or padded seat narrow twist seat (the twist is what is between your legs, no more feeling like you are sitting on a propane tank), a 4” deep dish cantle with a roll-over cantle binding, stainless trail hardware, a squatty round low wood post horn, three choices in stirrups, and many colors of leather and a smooth or suede seat leather. There are also many upgrades such as adding a hard seat with or without a padded inlay, rough out, tooling and carving, JWatt hardware, square skirt, and more.
Matching tack is available as well as a wonderful collection of technical saddle pads. Call us to talk about matching tack!
Base prices are for saddles built on a Steele Saddle Tree quarter horse or semi quarter horse tree. Should you choose to build your saddle on a specific custom fitted tree by Steele Saddle Tree (which includes fitting face to face or from afar and the time to evaluate videos and tracings to choose a fitted tree, and custom fitting guidance after you receive your saddle), add $100 to the price of each saddle.
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The D-D Wade Trail with a 5" cantle and hard seat, total rough out and many extras