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RANCH VERSATILITY
Ranch chores made easy with the Ranch Versatility


 
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Our RANCH VERSATILITY is a sturdy, secure, hard-working, cool-looking tool for a variety of out on-the-range ranch chores or livestock work. It has a deep seat and a fork without buck rolls. Southwest style roping horn is tall enough to use for cutting. Like any NHS saddle, its uniquely designed SMARTFLEX foundation provides confidence that the horse can enjoy the ride, too.

  • Moderate-swell fork with roping/cutting horn
  • Generous wither clearance. Recommend roping/holding up to 600 pounds at angle to avoid over-flexing tree for sake of horse comfort.
  • Horn is protection-wrapped in replaceable mule hide. Rope strap is anchored in horn with generous length.
  • Dished Cantle to hold rider securely with inset padded seat for maximum comfort
  • Rugged and sturdy saddle which weighs approximately 10-15 pounds less than traditional roping saddle
  • Small profile rounded skirts for horse comfort in lateral flexio
  • Work-wide fenders swing easily for ease of rider-horse communicatio
  • Roughout leather is available on cantle dish, seat jockey and fenders for rider security with smooth leather on other parts.
  • Exclusive Smartflx foundation - creating freedom & space for horse to achieve maximum efficiency in strid
  • Suits all breeds. Our 2 gullet sizing choice and interface tools suit all sizes, shapes and conformation
  • Hand crafted and made to order

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

(CAUTION: If you rope, wrangle, drag large numbers of animals weighing more than 800 pounds on a consistent and daily basis, we recommend that we craft a saddle for you tailored to your needs and with a little less flexibility).

Please scroll down to see our "Product Description" for saddle weight, length and other unique features.
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*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, pls. contact saddles@naturalhorsemansaddles.com
Starting from $4,350.00

Availability: The RANCH VERSATILITY is hand crafted and custom made in the US within 3-4 months
Product Code: NH-WES-RV-CSTM

STYLE SPECIFICATIONS

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RIDER SPECIFICATIONS

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HORSE SPECIFICATIONS

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  • Pommel (Fork): Shape features a moderate swell fork with 3.5" // 8.5 cm Southwest roper horn and rope strap.
  • Cantle: 3.5"// 7.6 cm tall with with significant "dish" that hugs rider securely. 1.5" // 3.8 cm Cheyenne roll.
  • Seat: Choose between suede (for extra grip) or grippy soft-padded textured leather seat inset-sewn into the smooth or rough out leather seat jockey or a hard seat. Seat pocket is not deeply defined, but gently sloped to balance point toward theback of the seat. Dark Brown or Black color, except for a hart seat, wich matches the saddle body.
  • Leather: #1 Quality veg-tanned leather hides used exclusively. Roughout or smooth choice for seat jockey, incl. fenders, available, smooth leather on other saddle parts. Select from color range as indicated.
  • Skirts: Small, rounded back skirts that are not laced tightly together, and offer the horse more contoured flexibility in the loin area because they can move independently.
  • Tooling: Hand stamped border pattern or spot tooling from NHS Tooling Collection on fork, skirts, and fenders. Cheyenne roll has bead line or small tooling combo, depending on tooling selection. Horn tooling if selected.
  • Hardware: heavy duty brass or stainless steel.
  • Conchos: Leather rosette or selection from NHS Concho Collection. slotted conchos will be applied with tie strings, domed conchos will have drop D-rings, where the tie strings attach.
  • Main cinch rigging: Flat plate, In-skirt.
  • Rear cinch rigging included: Rear D with heavy duty, doubled-and-stitched flank billets and back cinch 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 with stirrups 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” // 25.4” increments.
  • Stirrups: Please see stirrup choice available for this model.
  • Latigos on both sides: for main cinch rigging, no off-side billet unless requested.
  • Tie strings: 6 sets
  • Breast Collar D-rings: Set high for freedom of shoulder movement.
  • Cinch keeper installed on right side off concho at base of cantle.
  • Knife holder: installed on back billet.
  • Hobble strap holder: installed at base of cantle left side in case you need to let your horse graze while you’re busy with fence work or something out on the range.
  • Underside: Suede-covered memory foam or natural sheepskin.
  • Seat sizes 14.5- 17.5 available.
  • Length of saddle: From front of saddle to back of curve at widest point: 25.5”-26.5” / 63.5 -66.04 cm depending upon seat size.
  • Weight of saddle: Average weight is 35 - 38 lbs // 15.8 - 17.2 kg, depending on final choices.

Handcrafted in USA.



*NOTE TO INTERNATIONALCUSTOMERS"

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


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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