The selection of products and brands stocked by HCS, USA Saddlery & Fittings are not only of the highest quality, but are also available in a variety of options to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for. With top-of-the-line materials, cutting-edge production technologies and a highly qualified team of Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitters, we guarantee complete satisfaction.
HCS, USA Saddlery is your resource for second-hand, British-made saddles. We are happy to work with a copy of your tracings to select the best fit for both you and your horse. Please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-294-6757 for more information!
Remember when selecting a saddle remember the seat and above the tree are for the rider. However the tree and below belongs to the horse. Tree shape, panel type and design are there for your horses comfort. See below for more information about saddle choices.
Dressage saddles are designed for flat-work and dressage competitions. Features include;
Extended stirrup bar that is set further back
Straighter flap shape and longer flap to accommodate a longer leg position
Flap length is usually a standard 17"
Panel choices and tree shapes to fit your horses' individual conformation
General Purpose Saddles
General Purpose aka All Purpose saddle are designed to give support to riders that want to foxhunt, trail ride, low level dressage and schooling or jump up to 3'. They are also a great option for starting young horses. The features include;
Jump position stirrup bar
Deeper seat for more secure jumping
More stable knee rolls, usually longer
Straighter flap and longer flaps then jump saddles
Flap length is usually a standard 15"
May or may not have thigh blocks
Jumping/Close Contact Saddles
Jumping/Close Contact saddles are designed for a forward seat style of riding. The seat is only for a half seated position with shorter to very short stirrup lengths for show jumping or cross country riding. Features include;
Stirrup bar is at the jump position
Flaps are shorter from 12.5" to 14" in length
The flaps are either more forward for shorter thigh length or more forward deep/er for people with longer thigh length
The seat profile is flatter and less wide
The pommel is lower
Pony saddles are designed with a different balance point especially for a pony's back. These saddles come in dressage, general purpose, and jump. Features include;
Generally have less panel
Smaller trees for shorter backs and smaller riders
More forward balance point because ponies have smaller vertebrae