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The Reinhold Bartmann Trainer Saddle is a great investment for both horse and rider. With its fully adjustable gullet via Allen Wrench and flexible tree, this saddle ensures a comfortable and secure fit. We offer three fender sizes and different stirrup options to suit your needs. You can also choose from many tooling and leather options to make your saddle one-of-a-kind. This innovative saddle has raised the standards for Western Saddle fitting options. It's built on our Flex-Fit tree, which provides maximum stability throughout the spine, yet allows the bars to move slightly with the movement of the horses back. This model is fully adjustable from extra narrow to extra wide. Easily adjust your saddle as your horse is going through muscular structure changes or while it's still growing, when you pause over winter, or many other reasons why a dynamically moving horse will benefit from our enhanced saddle mechanisms. Our Flex-Fit Vario Saddles come with Western Rigging in 7/8th position or Double C-In skirt Rigging (upcharge). They also offer a well balanced seat to keep the rider's balance centred. Enjoy your ride and know, that your horse will too. Upgrade your riding experience with the Reinhold Bartmann Trainer Saddle!
Price listed is for a base model.
Gullet: completely adjustable gullet width
Saddle leather: natural, chestnut, havanna, black
Seat leather:Nappa / Nubuck / Split - colours: sand, cognac, brown, black. Aspen - colours: tobacco, rattan, blackberry, black
Special colours available (upcharge applies)
Front Rigging: C-ring in skirt on 7/8-position
Hardware: 6x leather conchos, latigo strings
Weight: approximately 29.5 lbs.Skirt length: approximately 25.5” / 12”
Tooling: See Western Saddle Information Page.
Fender Lengths (measured from the middle of the seat to the tread of the stirrups)
Shortest setting: S 70 cm (approx. 27.5 inches) M 77 cm (approx. 30.3 inches) L 84 cm (approx. 33 inches)
Longest setting: S 88 cm (approx. 34.6 inches) M 93 cm (approx. 36.6 inches) L 101 cm (approx. 39.7 inches).
RIGGING OPTIONS: The term "rigging" is used to refer to how the cinch strap attaches to the saddle to hold the saddle in place. Most popular riggings are C and D Rings. Most of our riggings are built In-Skirt, meaning that the rings are directly built into the leather skirting of the saddle. Because of that, there is very little material between the riders leg and the horse and enables a closer contact and correct riding aids. Rigging options are model-dependent - Please ask us!
SADDLE LEATHER: 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 (Skirting (Smooth) Leather) and Seat Leather (Nappa or Nubuck Leather or Suede).
SEAT LEATHER: You can choose from three different types of leather when deciding on your seat leather. Nappa Leather is a soft leather, with a lightly structured surface. Nubuck & Aspen 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.) - upcharge applies.
See the Flex Fit Information page for colours and tooling photos.
Flex Fit Reinhold Bartmann Training Saddle
Made to order saddles take 16 weeks approx.