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The Western Endurance


Photo showing saddle with out standard pad - with the encased panels.

Additional options for the Full and Standard Package
Tooling: Select
Silver:
Select
Pad: Select
Strings, brass and hardware: Select
Stirrups: Select
Cinches: Select
Breast Collar: Select
Head Stall:  Select

Built on the same tree used in the Express, Freedom and the Officer, The Western Endurance is the western version built on the endurance tree.  This Express name comes from the lightweight western saddle the pony express used to deliver mail in the 19th century. It is a western saddle built for action, speed and function with nothing in the way to bind your legs or hold you back.  This is a saddle for the western or distance rider seeking an exceptionally light weight supportive western saddle but who doesn’t need the western saddle horn. This saddle delivers the rider a secure low slick fork that is anatomically designed allowing for a fast and easy handgrip. This saddle has a nice secure seat and a sweet pocket that allows you to sit back and enjoy your ride while you eat up the miles!

Seat size: 15, 16 and 17 inch
Weight: 18, 19 and 20lbs. Without stirrups also saddles may vary +/- 2 pounds through different thickness of leather, hardware and other points during the building-process.
Panel length: 22.7, 23.77 and 24.77 inches. All designed for up to a 3-inch scapula overlap.
Skirt length (if applicable):  25, 26 and 27 inches as panels is inside and there is the seam allowance.
Bar length: 20, 21 and 22 for 15, 16 and 17 inch seats
Saddle color: Black, Brown or Two-tone.
Seat type: Black or Brown Upholstery Cowhide, smooth or Suede.
Seat style: ½ inch smooth padding or the one-inch Soft-Seat  How to know?
Blocking and Horn: N/A
Fork: Slick – 3 inches high measured from base seat.
Cantle: 3.5" tall and 12 inches wide – straight cantle binding.  Height measured at back of cantle is 4 inches. Depth of Seat
Skirts: Round contoured with fleece lining
Fenders: Curved bottom 7 inches wide backed with boot leather, with an easy twist 2 inch neck.
Leather rosettes: 1 ¼ and 1 3/4 inch.
Hardware: All Stainless Steel. Rings, Dee's and Footman loops: Specify quantity and where to place
Rigging: Dropped cross fire with adjustable Stainless Steel sliders and rings with latigo and nylon reinforced off billet.
Saddle Pad:  Saddle sox standard when saddle is ordered with encased panels:  In black or brown codura with synthetic fleece or tacky tack.
All About Saddling DVD and Leather Care Kit:  Yes View
Additional options: Available

The new 2011 model with a slimmer fender design and two inch neck.  The encased panels are covered with the saddle sox.  This saves on weight and makes for a more relaxed fit for both horse and rider.

Border tooling with silver and tack to match

 

Standard padding or the extra padding of the Soft Seat - that is the question.

    

Center photo of lighter color saddle DOES NOT have the extra padding that is in the Soft Seat.

Why select the extra padding of the Soft Seat

 There are some points to consider when deciding to select this option-with the Soft Seat.  First, you will lose some of the room that the saddle has to offer for your rear-end - so if you are between sizes use this to help gauge your seat size. Secondly when you select the Soft Seat, you will lose a bit of the "pocket" to sit down in, (since the extra padding is now there for your rear-end and /or your bone-y butt bones). Lastly, with the Soft Seat, the saddle will have a bit of a narrower twist. The twist is the part that is between your thighs (your crotch area). Therefore, if you like a narrower twist, have a bony butt or need a smaller seat size, adding the extra padding of the Soft Seat is key.

The Soft-Seat is soft and easy to care for.  It has NO stitching lines that can fill up with dirt and grime making a saddles seat difficult or impossible to clean.  Also having a seat with no stitching keeps the saddles seat soft, as the more a saddles seat is stitched the firmer it becomes.

 

A similar models to consider are the Freedom,  Officer and Express, which are made off of the same saddle tree:
              
    

The Tree on the LEFT is the Endurance saddle tree.

The Tree on the RIGHT is the McMullen Saddle tree. 

 

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