Saddle Selection Guide

Choosing the proper seat is the key to ensuring your long-term comfort in a saddle. The illustrations below show the profile of our seats as compared to each other. It may be possible to order the seat of one saddle and the flap of another on a custom basis.

GENERAL PURPOSE AND TRAIL SADDLES

FIGURE 1: The VSD Baker Trail has a low pommel and cantle, a long flat spot, and is built on a unique tree which works well with flat-backed horses.

FIGURE 2:The Cross-Functional, Endurance, VSD Traditional and VSD Summit have the standard RP seat that most people find so comfortable.

 

JUMPING SADDLES

FIGURE 3: The Esprit H/J has an extremely flat seat and low pommel and cantle.

FIGURE 4: The Esprit Foxhunter has a deeper seat for more security.

 

DRESSAGE SADDLES

FIGURE 5: The Baker has the shallowest seat and the lowest cantle in the line, and is built on the same unique tree as the VSD Baker Trail.

FIGURE 6:The Lacrosse is built on the traditional RP tree with a slightly deeper seat than the Baker.

FIGURE 7: The Elegance has a medium deep seat and higher cantle.

FIGURE 8:The AvantGarde has the deepest seat and highest cantle, combined with a narrowed twist.

KEY

C=Cantle

S=Seat area with rise of less than .5

P=Pommel

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