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Western Dressage

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A beautiful saddle, designed for high level Dressage maneuvers that require athletic vertical and lateral movement in the fast growing sport of WESTERN DRESSAGE. The seat construction of our WESTERN DRESSAGE saddle facilitates an easily centered, vertically-oriented rider posture so that shoulders, hips and heals can comfortably align.

"Natural Horseman's Western Dressage saddle is my favorite western saddle of all time! I find that it is very well-balanced for the horse, as well as helps the rider with a natural position. This is definitely a saddle for athletic maneuvers, as it is very freeing for the horse's shoulders and has a lot of movement in the saddle itself. I have quite picky horses, and this saddle is the first western saddle that most of them have ever actually enjoyed. I love putting it on and going for trail rides or doing cowboy dressage and cowhorse basics in the arena. I love that the leather is more cut back so there is less under my leg. My horses are still able to bend so much more in the saddle than other western saddles. Loving this saddle --- from a dedicated English rider!"

Our Price: $4,850.00

Availability: The WESTERN DRESSAGE is handcrafted and custom made in Germany within 3-4 month
Product Code: NH-WES-WD-CSTM


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Western Dressage integrates the historically validated principles of Dressage with the best of Western Working Horse tradition. The seat construction of our WESTERN DRESSAGE saddle facilitates an easily centered, vertically-oriented rider posture so that shoulders, hips and heals can comfortably align. The performance of high level dressage maneuvers that require athletic vertical and lateral movement is facilitated by this saddle, which could just as well be a versatile saddle for trail or casual pursuits for a lifetime.
The SMARTFLEX™ uniquely shaped tree with flexible bars and groundseat allows the rider to feel close to the horse’s body and its movement beneath while perfectly secure on balance point. The WESTERN DRESSAGE, like any Natural Horseman saddle, provides confidence that the horse can enjoy the ride, too.

The WESTERN DRESSAGE is hand made and custom crafted based on your personal style choices in Germany.
Available in STANDARD (STD) or SUPERWIDE (SW) gullet. Best value in combination with the SmartSaddlePad Collection.

Highest quality veg-tanned leather.


Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: Your order will ship from our US Headquarters in Bayfield, Colorado. Prices do not include tax or any other fees associated with the import of your saddle. Please check with your local import department for your country´s import procedure and fees. In case you need any assistance, please contact saddles@naturalhorsemansaddles.com

"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.

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