Baroque Information
Ultra-Flex Trees
 

Our line of Baroque Saddles are built on our flexible Ultra-Flex Saddle tree, made out of high quality Carbon Fibre. The advantage of our Ultra-Flex tree is that although they are slightly flexible, they will not collapse underneath a riders weight, while allowing the horse to move out freely. A great benefit of the Ultra-Flex tree is that it's also very light weight and most riders enjoy this benefit greatly. We take great pride in bringing you one of the best and most reliable flexible trees available on today's market.

Special Tree

For riders over 200 lbs (90 kgs), we also make a special tree, called PP10, which is reinforced alongside the seat area to allow maximum stability and durability while still allowing flexibility on the areas of the tree that are relevant to the horses' movement. Please note: PP10 trees are only available to special order.

Leather Tree

Many models can be ordered with our Leather tree. Our leather trees are real trees, not to be confused with a treeless saddle, as they are handmade out of many layers of high quality vegetable tanned hides, sewn together to shape the form of a saddle tree. It would be incorrect to assume that these are treeless. Leather tree saddles provide maximum comfort for horse and rider and while leather takes a few weeks of riding to "break-in", it will provide the most true fit, close contact and feel for the horse and rider, out of all the treed saddles. Please note that we do not recommend this type of tree for beginning or imbalanced riders, as the trees will also shape to the rider, and can then cause imbalances. It is solely recommended for the intermediate to advanced rider, who is seeking absolute refinement. Leather tree upgrade is not available for: Model 1212 El Campo.

Gullet Width
 

The Baroque Saddles are available with our patented continuously adjustable gullet system, which allows the rider to easily narrow or widen the width by as much as necessary, or fine tune the fit by just a fraction of an inch via Allen Wrench, without ever having to take the saddle apart. This system is adjustable from K1-K5 (compare to narrow through to extra-wide), which is comparable to the Sprenger Measuring System for Withers: Size 6 though to Size 2.

Seat Size
 

The Baroque Saddles are available in 4 different seat sizes (measured on the bare tree prior to being made):

S1 approximately 16.5" (compare to 15" Western or 16.5" English)

S2 approximately 17.5" (compare to 16" Western or 17.5" English)

S3 approximately 18" (compare to 17" Western or 18.5" English)

S4 approximately 19" (compare to 18" Western or 19.5" English)

S4 is special order only and not available on all models. Exclusions are the following models: 1113 Doma, 1212 El Campo, 1211 El Campo Shorty, 1216 Quantum Western Short & Light, 1214 Quantum Short & Light and all saddles with a Leather Tree.

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 gallery (front and back / pommel and cantle), you are choosing. When in doubt, contact us or one of our dealers, to get the opportunity to sit in one of our saddles prior to ordering.

 
Flocking

The panels of our Baroque saddles are available in various thicknesses.

Cellular rubber-inlay

Soft core inlay that helps to prevent wool flocking from balling-up, increasing the longevity of the wool. Made out of high quality cellular rubber (approximately 5 mm).

Synthetic Wool

After the inlay is attached inside the panels, the panels are then flocked with high quality synthetic wool. You can choose between three different thicknesses of flocking: 

  • thin or light flocking 4 - 6 cm (for well covered/muscled horses)

  • medium flocking 6 - 8 cm (for average covered/muscled horses)

  • thick flocking 8 - 10 cm ( for lean/less covered/muscled horses)

Velcro Panels
 

Some of our models are equipped with Velcro Panels (Model: 1067 Buckeburger Schooling Saddle). This means that the rider can place them where they need to be and move them if the saddle is used on multiple horses. This system allows the rider to correct the channel width precisely. The Velcro panels allow for a very close contact and are not recommended for the beginner rider.

Available panel thickness options are:

  • E.V.A. 0.5"

  • E.V.A. 1" (2 cm) Standard

  • E.V.A. 1" + 0.5" soft foam layer

  • E.V.A. 1" + 1" soft foam layer

  • E.V.A. 1" covered with real sheepskin

E.V.A. = Ethylene-vinyl acetate

Channel Width
 

A remarkable advantage to mention is that the panels are only attached in the front and the rear of the tree. This provides maximum comfort to the horse. 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 (sewn) from front to back, it is the spine of the horse that would have to give to pressure. This is not the case in our models. The horse can bend freely, damage to the spinal area of the horse is therefore eliminated.

Note: the channel will widen and narrow slightly when using the Allen Wrench adjustable fork system.

  • narrow 4 cm

  • medium 6 cm (Standard)

  • wide 8 cm

Leather Options
 
Saddle Leather
 

When we make 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 colours to choose from, leaving you with only one question: which one is your favourite? The appearance of your saddle is greatly influenced by a combination of Saddle Leather (Smooth Leather) and Seat Leather: Nappa, Nubuck or Suede Leather.

Please note that the pictured leather colours are not necessarily true to tone, and serve only as a sample photo. With leather being a natural product, slight differences are possible as well as small scarring. These are not production errors but rather a sign of authenticity and high quality leather. Depending on your computer screen and resolution settings, colours may differ and guarantees are not given.

Seat Leather
 

You can choose from two different types of leather when deciding on your seat leather. Nappa Leather is a soft, pebbled leather with a lightly structured surface. Nubuck Leather is of velvet-like feel with a suede-like structure on the surface, which helps tremendously with rider adherence.

Special colours available upon request: Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, patterns, etc.

Please note that the pictured leather colours are not necessarily true to tone, and serve only as a sample photo. With leather being a natural product, slight differences are possible as well as small scarring. These are not production errors but rather a sign of authenticity and high quality leather. Depending on your computer screen and resolution settings, colours may differ and guarantees are not given.

Special Materials
 

Genuine exotic leather as well as exotic prints are only available upon request in various styles and colours (eg: Stingray, Alligator, Ostrich, Elephant).

Please note that the pictured leather colours are not necessarily true to tone, and serve only as a sample photo. With leather being a natural product, slight differences are possible as well as small scarring. These are not production errors but rather a sign of authenticity and high quality leather. Depending on your computer screen and resolution settings, colours may differ and guarantees are not given.

Tooling Options

To individualise your DP saddle, we offer a wide variety of border tooling designs to choose from.

Design your saddle the way you've always wanted it to look!

Please note: Not all Tooling options are possible on all saddles.

 
G6240
BT G47
G51 Small
G46
BT G47 Snake
BT G447 Snake
BT G48 Snake
BT G25 Barb Wire
BT G44 Barb Wire Small
BT G43 Barb Wire
BT G28
BT G27
BT G26
BT G22  Snake Small
BT G24
BT G23
BT 1405 Classic
BT G21 Snake
BT Apache
BT G6250
BT 1330
BT 1105 G39 G1
BT G39
BT G45
BT G40
G46
BT G38
BT G37
BT G3
BT G31 F
BT G31 H
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Hardware Options
 
Berry Concho
Available in Stainless Steel or Brass. Real Silver also available upon request.
Antique Conchos
Available in Stainless Steel or Brass
D rings for Breast Collar
For Baroque, English, and Quantum models
D ring for Breast Collar
For Western Flex Fit models
Stirrup Bar
For Baroque, English, Quantum, and Startrekk models
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