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 Big Horn Nylon Saddles

Cordura Nylon Comfort Flex Tree Trail Saddles  

These saddles are Exclusively provided through Cultured Cowboy!

Excellent saddles for beginners.  Excellent spare saddles. Excellent horse saddles for "horse traders" to use in package deals! (Holler our way for riding camp type quantity discounts)  Excellent saddles when weight, strength, stability, comfort, consistency, is important. 

This isn't just any saddle. BigHorn decided to distinguish themselves from all other nylon/leather combination saddle makers. They sat down in a board meeting and asked, "How can we make a better, lightweight saddle, that will allow the stirrups to turn easy, for arthritis; something that any normal lady, or any person over 60, or a person under12, can lift." They decided to replace the skirts, stirrup leathers, and fenders with Cordura© nylon. It costs like leather. It is as strong as leather. 

But because Cordura© can be cut and sewn like in a garment shop, the cost savings come in the labor time making these parts. The bindings are specially turned from the same material, so you will not have edges falling loose. 

Leather, not synthetic, is next to your body's saddle block area. This lets your crotch breathe. No excessive sweating like there is with naugahide seats. The best stainless steel hardware is used, rather than the cheapest plated pot metal. No cheap Velcro imitation expected to hold your stirrups on.  No excessive stretching in spring or summer sunshine. No tearing or cracking in the cold weather from cheap vinyl pommel covers, or seats. No conchos, nails or screws breaking loose out of an inferior tree. (I hate to bash other makers, but these saddles are quality, and some of you have heard horror stories about other brands.)

My oldest children began, and rode these Big Horn saddles until they were older teens. We still use them today, 25 years later. These Barrel Racing saddles allow lots of free movement in the stirrups. The seat and cantle are designed for your security. The light weight is always a favorite with gymkhana. And when it's time to ride shorter trails, we just add strings and bags!

If you want your saddles to last this well, ask us about preconditioning and best continuous conditioning & care, before we ship to you. Cool thing is: just a few little differences between dealers will make a huge difference in your long term riding enjoyment.

 

Your saddle should be a pleasure to ride. These Western pleasure riding saddles have a slight rise in the front of the seat, and are built on some of the most popular tree models available. Plenty of cantle to hold you in, and a trail horn that stays out of the way until you need it. " Double Comfort" your riding experience. Seats in these BigHorn Flexible saddles are 1 3/4" thick NASA foams, that conform to your body. This material redistributes body weight and reduces skin pressures by 50%. Greatly improves circulation, reduces spinal pressures, and provides much of what you need on long trail rides. 

We now have years of experience with these BigHorn Cordura Saddles. I actually have 2 in my barn that are over 25 years old. When I began using them, they were never thought to be able to last this long. And they are still going, like the energizer Bunny!  I am proud to say that in these later years, I have helped develop some of the designs you see here. My experience of over 40 years as horseman and consultant, and coach to horsemen and women allows me to work with the most experienced saddlers, to give you the best of the best in each saddle category.  Enjoy! - Chuck

 Visco-Elastic Memory Foam gets its name because it is nearly indestructible. It never breaks down or compresses. It always returns to its original shape. Originally developed by NASA. This foam conforms to the body; (redistributing body weight and reducing skin pressures by 50%. ), Which greatly improves circulation, reduces spinal pressures, and gives more comfort on long rides! 

 Expect many years of good service from these Cordura saddles, and few repairs during that time.  Notice how the seat cushion skives to allow easy "shifting" of your cues, and closer contact with your horse. 

Flex Tree saddles can move with your horse as it makes strenuous bends. These movements not only happen in "Pole-Bending", but in the many dips and turns on an average hill filled trail. No, Flex will not make a bad fitting saddle work, but it will allow more generous use between many horses. For most horses with sway backs, high withers, or really rounded shoulders and flat backs, these saddles have more allowance for fitting. Use a good pad and enjoy your ride.

Saddle includes both front girth nylon tie straps.

Note:  Because these Trail Saddles have such versatility, we can use trees that are semi QH, Gaited, Full QH, and a few others, to build to fit your horses.  And, some of the trees available will have the option of premium wooden trees. ( Wooden trees do add weight).  Due to the flexibility of the nylon skirts, The full Sil-Cush™ option can not be placed on your horse side, only the rider side.  

OK, Y'all asked - With a deeper heartgirth area on your saddle, there is less availability for twisting as you mount & dismount. The saddle wraps around your horse better. Using the Center Fire rigging option, we can place the girth in whatever position from straigt down 7/8ths to full center fire. This means you fine tune the positioning of your saddle, without interference  at the elbows of the horse. You can better fit more horses in their saddling "sweet spot". This means better pressure distribution on the body of the horse and more security for the rider. 
One good friend & long time customer, using a Reinsman pad, a BigHorn 9963 girth, and the model 309 Big Horn Trailsaddle, was able to stop pulling the girth so tight that it "bit" into her horse. Saddle positions properly. Much better than her previous lightweight saddle (Which cut weight by making the tree much smaller all around, especially the bars, allowing the saddle to slip, slop & slide. Under 20 lbs is not an advantage!).  Horse is more comfy and so are her rides! 

 


Ralide Flex Tree, Double Comfort Seat - Regular QH Bars

Brown Birch with Black Leather
15", 16", 17" seats

Cool Thing! You can request this saddle in Either Full QH Bars, Semi QH bars or Gaited bars. 

 

No. 309-15" Brown/Black
Compare at:$1460.00
CC Price: $858.99

No. 309-16" Brown/Black
Compare at:$1460.00
CC Price: $858.99

No. 309-17" Brown/Black
Compare at:$1460.00
CC Price: $858.99

  • Tree:  
    Ralide® Flex Tree, quarter horse bars. 
  • Rigging: Center Fire, heavy stainless steel dees. (Shown with the drop plate allowing rings rigged for choice of 7/8 to or center fire rigging. ) Comes with XL Nylon Girth tie straps each side. 
  • Seat: 15",16",17" grainout Double Comfort padding.
  • Cantle: 4" with 2.25" Cheyenne roll.
  • Trim: Smooth leather front,  jockeys, and cantle binding. Cordura® nylon skirts, fenders and housings, Decorative conchos. Breast collar dees, dees for attaching saddle strings.
  • Skirts:  
    25" x 121/2" Trail, Heavy Duty fleece lined.
  • Fenders: 19" x 8", 2" leather reinforced nylon stirrup straps  with stainless steel buckles.
  • Stirrups: Ralide® with laced foot pad are standard. Newer Trail type Wide bottom, padded stirrups are available. 
  • Finish: Brown / Black or Black Or Southwest Birch Pattern.
  • Weight: Approximately 23.5lbs.

Add Clip n Dees under conchos with long flat nylon tie strings for $20.00 pr. 

You can see clearly that everything from the qualty of the riggings to the quality of the fleece bottoms are here for maximum stability while still holding a comfort level that is second to none!  

The "Birch" Material used on the skirts & fenders comes from heavy duty upholstery fabrications. Since it came out in the 1990's, this has been the most enduring and popular of the Southwest Saddle fabrics.


Ralide Flex Tree, Double Comfort Seat - Cordura Trail Saddle Full QH Bars

Black Cordura with Black Leather
15", 16" or 17" seats
4 " trail comfort cantle

 

No. 309-15" Brown/Black
Compare at:$1310.00
CC Price: $8186.99

No. 309-16" Brown/Black
Compare at:$1310.00
CC Price: $818.99

No. 309-17" Brown/Black
Compare at:$1310.00
CC Price: $818.99

 

  • Tree:  
    Ralide® Flex Tree, quarter horse bars. 
  • Rigging: Center Fire, heavy stainless steel dees. (Shown with the drop plate allowing rings rigged for choice of 7/8 to or center fire rigging. ) Comes with XL Nylon Girth tie straps each side. 
  • Seat: 15",16",17" grainout Double Comfort padding.
  • Cantle: 4" with 2.25" Cheyenne roll.
  • Trim: Smooth leather front,  jockeys, and cantle binding. Cordura® nylon skirts, fenders and housings, Decorative conchos. Breast collar dees, dees for attaching saddle strings.
  • Skirts:  
    25" x 121/2" Trail, Heavy Duty fleece lined.
  • Fenders: 19" x 8", 2" leather reinforced nylon stirrup straps  with stainless steel buckles.
  • Stirrups: Ralide® with laced foot pad are standard. Newer Trail type Wide bottom, padded stirrups are available. 
  • Finish: Brown / Black or Black Or Southwest Birch Pattern.
  • Weight: Approximately 23.5lbs.

Add Clip n Dees under conchos with long flat nylon tie strings for $20.00 pr. 

We have been asked to explain the center fire rig concept. Here in these 3 surrounding pics, we see that the tie strap is easily moved to fit the position needed on your girth, to best fit that sweet spot each horse has for saddle fitting. I used to have my tie at the front ring, because that is how I always did it. Then, I saw a YouTube that showed the "knot" at the rear. Totally out of the way of my leg!  

You would think that in 45+ years of riding, I would'a figured that out.  Nope!  Moral of this story - Why wait till you live through all those hard knocks, sore knees, and ill fitting saddles. This is your life!  Take advantage of all you can learn to enjoy it!.   

And take advantage of this girth pictured her.  About the best ever designed for Western or Trail riding. Only $59.99  28,30,32,34,36.

 


Look and see how close contact this saddle is. With these easy moving Cordura fenders, we can position our leg, we can shift our weight, we can move out of the horse's way, or press our horse into our desired movement, with ease. English riders and endurance riders will appreciate the freedom you have with your horse in this drop rig design. It is closer than you've ever experienced, except bareback. And "Bareback" has its own issues! 


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An optional matching nylon flank set (No 4809) is available for only $32.99. 

Matching, or contrasting insulated cordura saddle bags, by BigHorn are available in 5 colors (purple, royal, black, red, brown) and 2 sizes.  No.4710 is 101/2" x 11" x 5" gusset...$75.99, or No.4712 is 101/2"  x 101/2" x 31/2" gusset...$74.99.  Also Matching horn bags, non insulated, in the same colors, No.4718...$29.99.

No.4709 BigHorn zippered cantle bag in the same colors...$16.99.  
         
Get the BAG PACKAGE of saddle, horn, & cantle for only $110.99 

No.7342 Matching BigHorn Two inch nylon Breast Collar lined in black hospital felt, Stainless steel hardware, Nylon loop for tie down, (Black or Brown)...$49.99.   Ride in safe comfort - see our article on Why Use a Breast Collar!

Matching BigHorn bridles:  No.5407 nylon Field/ Halter-bridle combination with split reins, (purple, royal, black, red, brown, navy, hunter, burgundy)...$48.99.  
No.7298 full bridle with split reins, same nylon colors, ...$29.99.        Leather Medium Oil 5/8 double and stitched, twin cheek adjustments, Horse sized, Straight Browband, sliding jowl,  brass hardware, Headstall No.3499...$64.99  Matching 5/8 Leather Single Ply Split reins No.3529...$35.99

BigHorn makes one of the finest neoprene slip resistant, non chafing, girths in straight or roper models. Nylon and Stainless Steel hardware are removable for easier cleaning. Sizes: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36. (Black or Brown).  No.9994 Straight, or "cutter" girth...$41.99   or No.9963 Roper or "wide center" girth...$59.99. Roper type is really shaped for elbow relief. It also has one side elasticized for better trail riding and arena fit. Easy to tighten roller rings for attaching to your saddle. This is one of our favorite girths, because it combines the English girth ability to give to the horse, with the Western ability of more stability. 

Cultured Cowboy has a huge selection of pads and blankets to make your saddle best fit your horse & riding. Let's talk about these options!  (Big Horn Saddlery   Reinsman, and/or  Mayatex)


Another favorite is the BigHorn felt lined, (nose & crown) halter. What this means to you is that of all the halters we have used for almost 50 years, these seem to be best for leaving on the horse during longer periods of time. The nylon doesn't get hard like polypropylene halters. The felt allows this halter to be more comfy in most weather conditions. Padded nose & crown dry back fast without problems. This halter uses rated materials so that it should hold together for most pulls, but will break, or snap straighten with excessive effort that would have hurt your horse anyway. Easily repairable. Comes with a Warranty.  Snaps are easily replaced. Restitching with a standard leather type or heavy duty sewing machine , or by hand awl can be done. OR, the halter can be returned to us or to the maker, (clean), for repairs. 1 year warrantee coverage, (At our stables, ours average lasting over 10 years.) Hardware is brass type with no bad edges. 7624 is 3/4 inch nylon, (not polypropylene), with adjustable crown & nose with throat snap (which can  be twisted either hook in or out). Available in sizes: XL Horse, Reg Horse, Arab, yearling, weanling. (suckling & pony available too)  All popular colors available.  Only $19.99 or  3 for $17.99 each.     7139 is the same model in 1 inch nylon.  $20.99 or 3 for $18.49 each.  Available in popular XL (Draft), Reg horse, Arab & Yearling sizes. 

Matching leads have availability to interchange brass snap, halter chain, or bull snap as you like. Matching colors  1 inch heavy duty brass snap lead    Only $11.99 each   or 3 for $10.49 each.  (Brass Chain leads add $2.00 each. Or get an extra brass chain with the HD snap lead for $6.99 extra.)


These accessories are priced about 25% off the makers already reasonable prices. Adding these extra items will not increase the shipping costs on most deliveries, due to the new dimensional weights used by UPS on saddle boxes. So get them with your saddle and save even more! 

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