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The CUSTOM CARRY ME is a saddle that people asked us to create for years! It's a LOT of saddle all packed into a lighter profile. Easy to carry and lift, yet fortified with substance and shape. It keeps your horse supported while carrying you in padded comfort. Play at any speed in the arena or on the trail.
The CUSTOM CARRY ME allows choice of brown or black leather components, along with brass or stainless hardware. You can also choose from our large range of conchos and handsome hand tooling options.

  • 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.
  • Artisan-carved leather components combined with durable, lightweight wax wear for saddle skirts/body (covering the tree) and fenders.
  • Extra soft cushioning under full length seat leather, with clearly defined seat pocket for rider comfort and security.
  • Choice of dark brown or black leather with a variety of border tooling options, 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.
  • Versatile and athletic choice for those who don't insist on/require an all-leather saddle for trail and arena sports.
  • Exclusive Smartflx foundation - creating freedom & space for horse to achieve maximum efficiency in stride.
  • Suits all breeds. Our 2 foundation sizing choices and interface tools suit all sizes, back shapes and conformations.
  • Hand crafted and made to order

This saddle is available in seat size 14.5 -17.5" *additional sizes may be available with consultation*

The CARRY ME horn is sturdy enough to use for securing rope and dragging up to a couple of hundred pounds, but saddle is not suitable for roping heavy animals or dragging hundreds of 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: $2,950.00

Availability: The CARRY ME is hand crafted in the US within 3-4 months
Product Code: NH-WES-CM-CSTM

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  • Pommel (Fork): has a forward-lean orientation with small swells and provides very good wither clearance. It sports a small 2-3/4" // 2.98 cm horn if wanted, also available hornless.
  • Cantle: 3” // 7.6 cm tall with moderately open “dish” that hugs rider without trapping. 1.5” // 3.8 cm. Padding rolls over the top of the cantle and is handsomely secured via scalloped hard leather on the cantle back, pegged with steel escutcheon nails. There is no Cheyenne roll.
  • Seat: Grippy soft textured leather, fully padded with build-up in front so seat pocket is nicely defined. Black only.
  • Leather: Quality veg-tanned leather hides used exclusively. Black or brown color available on the leather parts.
  • 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: 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. Plus "Carry Me" feather logo on back of cantle.
  • Hardware: Brass or stainless steel.
  • 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: Flat, in-skirt ring.
  • 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 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: Fully Leather Covered 2" Bell Stirrups with soft Supracor-filled leather footbed.
  • Latigos on both sides: for main cinch rigging, no off-side billet. CHOOSE NYLON WEBBING or LEATHER. Note: if you choose nylon webbing, be aware that it does not have any "give" like leather does, so you must be careful not to over-tighten and cause discomfort for your horse.
  • Tie strings: 6 handy sets, nice and long.
  • Small D's on back of cantle: Great for tightly securing carry-along things via tie strings or other means.
  • 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 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 22 lbs // 10 kg
  • Care instructions: Leather care: Use castile soap with warm water and cotton cloth, rinse with warm water, let dry out of sun and rub with Neetsfoot oil or Leather Therapy Conditioner. Fabric care: Use suede brush or sponge, wash gently with warm water and baking soda. Rinse with warm water, let dry. Heat up Martinex wax war care with a blow dryer in the can and rub with circles onto the fabric parts with a cotton cloth.

Handcrafted in USA.


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SMARTFLX™ TECHNOLOGY
"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.

SMARTFLX´S EXCLUSIVE, UNIQUELY SHAPED TREES ARE THE SUBSTRUCTURE AND MAJOR KEY TO SUCCESS OF ANY OF OUR SADDLES.


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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