Standard are 1′” or 1-1/4″ Biothane adjustable position continuous buckle at the bottom with a leather cuff over the buckle (no buckle under your thigh). Biothane is very flat and close feeling. You choose your biothane leathers width based on the stirrups you choose.
english 2 billet (1″ wide billets) adjustable center fire rigging out of biothane for a flat close contact feel. 1 1/2″ billets are available as an upgrade along with the optional upgrade girth that has larger buckles. Leather billets available as an upgrade. This model does not have a rear D housing for western rigging however a person could switch to western latigo billets using the two rings under the flap.
standard nylon endurance stirrups on 1 1/4″ biothane leathers. 1″ leathers do not come with stirrups as there are so many to choose from and stirrups are a personal thing for most english riders. We prefer the Reflex with a toe cage for safety reasons.
If you are a trail rider, additional hardware can be added such as rings up front and back.
Descreet small stainless hardware includes four rings in the rear and breast collar rings. You can upgrade to the Jerimiah Wyatt Horseshoe hardware.
Some folks want footmans loops, a crupper ring, mule britchen rings, and/or extra rings for trail gear. For a small upcharge we can add additional hardware.
Available in 3.5″ cantle, Standard is the roll over style, or upgrade to the Cheyenne Roll or Pencil Roll style.
Optional slide on narrow fenders are available for those with inner thighs that get pinched. You might also choose soft seat leather tubes over your leathers that velcro on and off. Check our accessories page for Shear Comfort real shearling seat, leathers, and full seat covers for the ultimate in comfort.
our choice of Steele Saddle Trees is included in the price plus follow up fitting consultation on the dynamic ridden horse and your pad.
Smooth or suede leather, black, dark brown and light brown
Suspended Trail Seat: a deeper seat, the narrowest twist, with a soft rise in front and pocket to sit in
Suspended Flat Seat: the rise is a full 1″ lower where it connects to the pommel or swell. The Flat seat also gives a slightly wider sitting area for those riders needing a bit more width. The Flat seat with a Cheyenne roll cantle offers the ultimate “more” sit area feel.
14-18 (additional upcharge for 14 and 18)
Standard are the nylon endurance with 1 1/4″ biothane leathers. Should you choose 1″ width your saddle will not come with stirrups as there are hundreds of english iron choices. We prefer the Reflex stirrups with toe cages for safety reasons as this is a trail saddle.
The Bella English Endurance TEK is built with a short single skirt with an open butterfly rear for full spinal clearance and protection. The skirt leather comes just barely beyond the bar of the tree. For example a seat size 16 will have a skirt length of approx. 25″ but the tree is what is important for weight bearing purposes.
Additionally, we offer the following upgrades:
Two-tone colors on the saddle
Double Diamond Matching Tack
Matching Bucking Rolls
Unless the saddle maker or myself are in error, your signed returned email “accepted as written” is your commitment to your saddle and there is no return policy. We strive to insure that your saddle is built on a tree that will fit your animal and your designs are specific to your style choice.
We are happy to assist you in selling your saddle by posting it on our website under ‘saddles in stock for sale” should your animal unfortunately pass over the rainbow, is injured, or other unforeseen circumstances. As your animal changes we are happy to assist you in learning the art of “reading your fit” whether it be for a changing growing animal or a new or different animal. We choose trees with changes in mind and they are very generous to allow for thicker and/or shimmed saddle pads should that be necessary. Keep in mind however that a larger wider animal may not fit into a saddle built for a narrow smaller animal. Our together time leading up to your final order includes much needed information so as to choose a tree based on the measurements static and movement statically. We have a very high rate of success helping our customers.