Saddle Trees and Fitting Options

Saddle Trees:
The Baroque Saddles are built on our flexible Ultra-Flex Saddle tree, made out of high quality Carbon Fiber.

Fork Width (Arch):
The Baroque Saddles are available with our patented fully adjustable fork system, which allows the rider to easily narrow or widen the fork width by a fraction of an inch via an Allen Wrench, without ever having to take the saddle apart. This system is adjustable from K1-K5, which is comparable to the Sprenger Measuring System for Withers Size 6 through Size 2.

Seat Sizes:
The Baroque saddles are available in 3 different seat sizes (measured on the tree):
S1 (42 cm) = 16.5" - 17"
S2 (44 cm) = 17" - 17.5"
S3 (46 cm) = 17.5" - 18"
S4 (48cm) Available in some models only, Upcharge applies.
Please note, that the finished seat size depends on the model and can variate slightly between different models. The seat size also depends on the type of galery (front and back) you are choosing. When in doubt, contact me to get the opportunity to sit in one of the saddles first before ordering. We usually have at least and S1 and S2 in stock.

Flocking:
thin flocking (4 - 6 cm)
medium flocking (6 - 8 cm)
thick flocking (8 - 10 cm)

Channel Width (Note: the channel will slightly widen or narrow when using the Allen wrench adjustable fork system). Our standard and most commonly ordered channel width is 6 cm. Another remarkable advantage to mention is that the panels are only attached in the front and back of the tree, to provide maxium comfort for the horse in turns and while bending. To ease the pressure that is normally applied to the spine, the panels give slightly, so the spine doesn't have to. When panels are completely attached from front to back, it would be the spine of the horse, that would have to give to pressure.

narrow (4 cm)
medium (6 cm)
wide (8 cm)

Saddle Leather Options

When we build your saddle, we are committed to using only the best vegetable tanned leather we can get our hands on. We are offering a large variety of colors to choose from, leaving you with only one question: which one is your favorite? The appearance of your saddle is greatly influenced by a combination of Saddle Leather (Smooth Leather) and Seat Leather (Nappa- or Nubuck Leather).

Smooth Leather Colors:

Seat Leather Options

You can choose from 2 different types of leather when deciding on your seat leather. Nappa Leather is a soft leather, with a lightly structured surfuce. Nubuck Leather is of velvet like feel with a rough out structure on the surface, which helps tremendously with adherence. Special colors available upon request (Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, pattern, etc.)

Tooling Options

Saddle Care & Warranty

Used properly, sensible care and proper storage, we grant the owners of our Baroque saddles a total period of 3 years, and 5 years warranty on the saddle tree.
The warranty is only valid upon presentation of the original invoice and warranty passport. Since leather is a natural product, it may have visible, small colour changes or scarring or overgrown cracks. These are not leather errors, but a sign of authenticity. Wear and tear parts (e.g. as girth/cinch, tie-strap, off-billet, girth, Anti-Slip-Fender Protection, stirrup leather or silver parts) are imposed by the warranty.

Caring for your new saddle:

A warranty is only guaranteed if your saddle is used properly, preserved and maintained. Leather is a natural product and reacts to environmental influences. Keep your saddle in a dry, cool and dark room and store it on a suitable saddle rack. The tack room should be separated from the barn. Clean your saddle regularly from dirt and other residue with a damp cloth and mild saddle soap. In order to preserve the high-quality vegetable tanned leather in substance and quality, oil the leather of your saddle once or twice a year sparingly after cleaning with Neats Foot Oil (eg in special cases like sweat, saltwater exposure, etc.). When using Neats Foot Oil, please note that the rough leather bottom absorbs much more oil than the smooth leather side. The underside is therefore only to be treated sparingly.
Warning:

Never oil any of the Nubuck leather areas and adjoining edges of your saddle! Bright natural coloured saddles will darken when oil is applied! For leather care in between rides use a high quality leather grease (especially for tanned vegetable leather), which has an impregnating effect. All fats/greases/oils are to be used sparingly; otherwise the leather will lose its tension and stability.

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