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The CUSTOM EASY RIDER is a great trail saddle with a sporty modern profile. Holds rider balanced securely via a nice, deep padded seat pocket. Rear rigging hangs from crescent shaped slot in the single layer skirts. It's a handsome, versatile, less heavy choice to serve you well in arenas for clinics and games, too. Custom level offers nice choices and features to make it yours! Incorporates our SMARTFLX foundation with all-leather styling.

  • Single layer, rounded, split tail rear skirts
  • Padded, extra soft, bicycle shaped, well defined seat pocket
  • Customised choice of leather color, hand tooling and conchos
  • Seat balance built to foster security and comfort for casual or athletic riding sports
  • In-skirt rear rigging hangs from crescent-shaped hole in skirt
  • Free-swinging fenders for ease of leg aids
  • 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 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 15" - 17.5" *additional sizes may be available with consultation*

The EASY RIDER horn is sturdy enough to use for securing rope and dragging up to a few hundred pounds, but saddle is not suitable for roping heavy animals.

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

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

Our Price: $3,250.00

Availability: The EASY RIDER is hand crafted in the US within 3-4 months
Product Code: NH-WES-ER-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.
  • Cantle: 3” // 7.6 cm tall with moderately open “dish” that hugs rider without trapping. 1.5” // 3.8 cm Cheyenne roll.
  • Seat: Grippy soft textured leather, 3-Qtr padded with build-up in front so seat pocket is nicely defined. Black only.
  • Leather: Quality veg-tanned leather hides used exclusively. Light oil, medium oil, mahagony, chestnut, dark brown black available.
  • 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 on housing, seat jockey, back skirt and back of fenders.
  • Hardware: Brass or stainless steel.
  • 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 doubled and stitched and hang from a die cut half moon slot in the single back skirt so that they swing forward easily. 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. 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: 3" Laminated Hardwood Stirrups with leather covered footbed.
  • Latigos on both sides: for main cinch rigging, no off-side billet.
  • Tie strings: 6 sets holding slotted conchos.
  • Breast Collar D-rings: Set high for freedom of shoulder movement. Matching breast collar is available as a separate purchase.
  • Cinch keeper installed on right side off concho at base of the cantle.
  • Underside: Suede Covered Memory Foam.
  • 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 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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