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The CUSTOM DEEP SEAT LIGHT is the sibling to our DURANGO DEEP SEAT all leather saddle but weighs less due to utilization of waxwear fabric components in fenders and skirts. Both saddles offer hip huggin', support for achieving higher, faster, boundary-pushing pursuits. Enjoy an easy toss-up on your horse, being cradled on your balance point for sharp turns, rollbacks and speedy maneuvers while also savoring a comfortable padded seat to simply 'mosey along' in.

  • Easy to toss up on your horse's back yet sturdy enough to take care of you and your horse like no other lighter weight saddle (other than our Carry Me models).
  • Roper-height cantle with deep "dish" to cup rider securely
  • Fully padded suede seat offers comfort, balanced security and grip
  • Customized choice of leather color, hand tooling and conchos, teamed with black wax-infused, heavy duty cotton.
  • Front and rear rigging hang via our unique in-skirt engineering.
  • Free-swinging fenders for ease of leg aids and rider posture/flexibility. Simple to adjust and extremely comfortable against rider's leg.
  • Fork shape per barrel saddle with wider tree swells for further security
  • 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 DEEP SEAT LIGHT 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: $3,550.00

Availability: The DEEP SEAT LIGHT will be handcrafted 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.
  • Fabric parts: Saddle housing, skirts and fenders of sturdy, durable, wax-infused, well-bound heavy-duty moisture-repellant cotton fabric. Black color only.
  • Skirts: Small, rounded single back skirts offer the horse contoured flexibility in the loin area.
  • Tooling: CHOICE: NHS #9 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 LD Leather Rosette, NHS #3 ND Sunflower Nickel Domed, NHS #3 BD Sunflower Brass Finish Domed, NHS #4 SD Eight Horsehead Scalopped Steel Finish Domed, NHS #5 BD Eight Horsehead Scalloped Bronze Finish Domed, NHS #5 SD Five Horsehead Steel Finish Domed, NHS #5 BD Five Horsehead Bronze Finish Domed, NHS #6 PD Western Filagree Pewter Finish Domed, NHS #7 PD Western Filagree Petwer Finish with Black Domed, NHS #8 DBN Sundial Brass on Nickel Domed, NHS #10 SD Hawkeye Brushed Steele Finish Domed, NHS #10 BD Hawkeye Brushed Brass Finish Domed. All conchos for this saddle model are domed with screws on the reverse side to install securely in the saddle tree. Conchos listed are available on new saddle orders and not available for individual sale.
  • Main cinch rigging: Engineered as an on-skirt drop ring on leather sling.
  • Rear cinch rigging included: Leather billets and back cinch hang from a ring that is angle-slung in the single back skirt. Apparatus includes a short cinch hobble for connecting to main cinch. Rear cinch should be buckled snugly for best stabilization of the back of the saddle, and 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. Soft, comfortable on the rider's leg, bonded wax-infused fabric that is extremely durable. 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 industrial strength Felt
  • Seat sizes: 14.5 - 17.5 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 24 lbs // 11 kg

  • Handcrafted in USA

Custom Deep Seat Light Saddle Tour
Silver Tones - Domed Conchos
Golden Hues - Domed Conchos
"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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