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The DURANGO DEEP SEAT was conceived after customers requested a hip huggin', deep seated saddle to support their dreams of achieving higher, faster, boundary-pushing pursuits. A secure saddle cradling your balance point for sharp turns, rollbacks and speedy maneuvers while also offering a comfortable padded seat to simply 'mosey along' in.

  • Roper-height candle with deep "dish" to cup rider securely
  • Fully padded suede seat offering comfort, balanced security and grip
  • Customized choice of leather color, hand tooling and conchos
  • Rear rigging hangs from single back skirt via crescent shaped cutout allowing it to move with the horse
  • Fork shape per barrel saddle with wider tree swells for further security
  • Free-swinging, twist-wrapped fenders for ease of leg aids and rider hip, knee, ankle & foot comfort
  • Versatile - can be used as an 'everyday' saddle (trail, arena & training)
  • Exclusive Smartflx foundation - creating freedom & space for horse to achieve maximum efficiency in stride
  • Suits all breeds. Our 2 gullet sizing choice and interface tools suit all sizes, shapes and conformations
  • Hand crafted and made to order

This saddle is available in seat size 14.5 -17" *additional sizes may be available with consultation*

The horn of the CUSTOM DURANGO DEEP SEAT is suitable for holding or dragging up to 300 pounds.

Please scroll down to see our "Product Description" for saddle weight, length and other unique Features.

*NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS" 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
Our Price: $3,750.00

Availability: The DURANGO DEEP SEAT will be hand crafted in the US within 3-4 months


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  • Pommel (Fork): has a fairly straight-up orientation with 13" // 33 cm wide swells and provides good wither clearance. It is available with 2 horn choices: a small 2-1/2" // 6 cm "reining" horn or 3-1/2" // 9 cm "barrel racing" horn for those who want more hand-hold leverage. Neither of these are "roping" horns for "tying hard" to heavy animals or things, but you could have plenty of fun roping with breakaway hondas or dragging up to a few hundred pounds.
  • Cantle: 3.5"// 7.6 cm tall with with significant "dish" that hugs rider securely. 1.5" // 3.8 cm Cheyenne roll.
  • Seat: Choice of Suede (for extra grip) or Grippy soft smooth textured leather, fully padded with build-up in front so seat pocket is deeply defined. Dark brown or black to tone with leather color of saddle.
  • Leather: #1 Quality veg-tanned leather hides used exclusively. Roughout seat jockey and fenders, smooth leather on other parts. Color choices include Light Oil, Medium, Mahogany, Chestnut, Dark Brown or Black.
  • Skirts: Small, rounded back skirts offer the horse contoured flexibility in the loin area.
  • Tooling: CHOICE: Floral hand carved spot tooling on Fork, Rear Skirts and Back cinch sleeve with Beadline border on Seat Jockey, Fenders, Housing and Cantle. OR: Hand stamped border pattern of NHS #1 Small Horsehead Reflected, NHS #2 Small Horsehead, NHS #3 Large Horsehead, NHS #4 Rope, NHS #5 Dual Horsehead, NHS #6 Daisy, NHS #7 Southwest with Horseheads or NHS #8 Bead Line on fork, housing, seat jockey, back skirt, cantle and fenders.
  • Hardware: brass or stainless steel rigging, D's and back cinch roller buckles as shown.
  • Conchos: NHS #1 LS Leather Rosette Slotted, NHS #2 SS Plain Steel Slotted, NHS #2 BS Plain Brass Slotted, NHS #3 NS Sunflower Sunflower Nickel Slotted, NHS #3 BS Sunflower Brass Finish Slotted, NHS #4 SS Eight Horsehead Scalloped Steel Finish Slotted, NHS #4 BS Eight Horsehead Scalloped Brass Finish Slotted, NHS #5 SS Five Horsehead Steel Finish Slotted, NHS #5 BS Five Horsehead Brass Finish Slotted, NHS #6 PS Western Filegree Pewter Finish Slotted, NHS #7 PS Western Filagree Pewter with Black Slotted, NHS #9 SNB Blackhawk Nickel on Brass Finish Slotted. All conchos for this saddle model are slotted for tie strings to thread through. Conchos listed are available on new saddle orders and not available for individual sale.
  • Main cinch rigging: Flat plate, In-skirt.
  • Rear cinch rigging included: Billets and back cinch are stitched and hang from a die cut half moon slot in the single back skirt so that they swing forward easily. Apparatus includes a longer cinch hobble (compared to most of our models) for connecting to main cinch and leaving room for use of spur for quick response maneuvers. When such room between cinches is not necessary, we recommend shortening hobble and rear cinch being buckled snugly for best stabilization of the back of the saddle. Short hobble enables pressure to be located in the horse’s sternum area and not impact the soft abdominal region.
  • Fenders: Free-swinging for optimum rider leg flexibility and communication. Stirrups are connected via a 'Texas twist', which sets them in perfect position to accept your foot with no strain on your knees. Cut to size for Rider inseam length. 6 basic leg length sizes available, with numbered adjustment strap holes at 1/2” // 12.7 mm increments.
  • Stirrups: Handcrafted, laminated/shaped hardwood with 3" leather-covered footbed.
  • Latigos on both sides: for main cinch rigging, no off-side billet.
  • Tie strings: 6 sets holding slotted brass or steel conchos.
  • Breast Collar D-rings: Set high for freedom of shoulder movement.
  • Cinch keeper installed on right side off concho at base of cantle.
  • Underside: Durable, resilient, grippy Felt or Suede-covered memory foam (note: Suede covered foam adds 4 to 6 ounces in weight). We are quite happy with the long-term performance of the felt.
  • Seat sizes 15 - 17 available.
  • Length of saddle: From front of saddle to back of curve at widest point: 23.5 - 24.5” / 60-62 cm
  • Weight of saddle: Approximately 28 lbs // 12.7 kg

  • Handcrafted in USA
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"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.

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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