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The CARRY ME is the one people have been asking us to create for years! A saddle that is easy to lift (just 20 pounds) yet capable of taking care of the horse as well as we know how to do while carrying the rider in a secure padded leather seat.

The CLASSIC CARRY ME is available in color black, with NHS #3 Large Horse Head border tooling and plain conchos or leather rosettes only. If you are interested in more design options and advanced features, please have a look at the CUSTOM CARRY ME and the CUSTOM CARRY ME FLORAL.
Our Price: $2,450.00

Stock Status:In Stock
Availability: The CARRY ME is hand crafted in the US within 3-4 months


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The CARRY ME is the one people have been asking us to create for years! A saddle that is easy to lift (just 20 pounds) yet capable of taking care of the horse as well as we know how to do while carrying the rider in a secure padded leather seat. The CARRY ME is built on the same proprietary tree foundation as is installed in all of our western saddles. No compromises in all important features that effect the horse or performance in the arena or on the trail. If you prefer the CARRY ME without a Horn, check out our CLASSIC ENDURANCE CARRY ME.

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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 CARRY ME, like any Natural Horseman saddle, provides confidence that the horse can enjoy the ride, too.

The CARRY ME is available in STANDARD (STD) and SUPERWIDE (SW) gullet.
Best value in combination with our
SmartSaddlePad Collection.


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

please note: color and tooling options are available at custom level.
"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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5 of 5 A perfect fit! June 15, 2016
Reviewer: Carla B. from Ohio, United States  
Oh my goodness! Such a PERFECT fit! And so much fun for our first ride last night! Thank you please pass on my deep thanks and appreciation to the saddle makers... this is a dream come true. All that yogurt, scrambled eggs and 12 hour days paid off in the joy I felt last night.

I would also say it is a bit expensive (by my personal financial situation) but if wishes were realistic I would wish I had it years ago! As it stands, I figure the up front cost spread out over the years I plan to keep riding (I'm 63 and want to ride til I can't any more and I plan to live to be 100!) it will not really be that expensive given the benefits to me and my horse 😄
It took a good deal of scrimping and saving but well worth it.

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