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 Big Horn Leather Saddles


Flex Tree Trail Saddles  

Leather always holds a dear place in the hearts of riders. It allows some flexibility and some rigidity for horse and rider. Place one of the best comfort saddle systems in combination, above and below the tree, and now we have a winner!

Wrap your leather around a tree designed to flex properly with the movements of your horse, and you might just have reached perfection! The Equ-Fit flexible saddle tree is designed for rider and horse to enjoy a comfortable ride  together. This is not a treeless deal with no support. It is a high tech combination that has been proven to help in the fit of some hard to fit horses, proven to bend with the back of your horse in turns and hilltops and bottoms.   

There is a pride in taking new leather saddles from "squeaky" to "broken-in". Cultured Cowboy recommends a lot of thin coats of properly PH balanced Lexol conditioner, applied all over everything except for bottom fleece and suede seats. Oiling your saddle and flexing the fenders, and stirrup leathers has become a popular service that we can offer for you. This way, your favorite endurance saddle comes really supple and ready to ride. We hand rub about 3 liters of Lexol into the saddle. Then we hand twist and lay the jockeys and fenders. When you give us your inseam, we will be sure everything is turned properly for your favorite stirrup length.  Just tell us you want us to "oil it" and we will. Takes a few more days to do properly, and adds about $100.00 to the price of a trail saddle. Know that the color will darken slightly too. This is normal when you add life giving moisture to your leathers. If you are ordering leather accessories, we can oil them too while we are at it. Be ready and be comfortable for your next competitive trail ride!

Big Horn center fire, or Texas rigged, (same thing, different names), saddles are a favorite with endurance, and trail ride participants. For competitive endurance, or any other pleasurable ride, this saddle lightens your load in more ways than one. Are you a fan of center fire rigging? (Sometimes, I am drawn toward anything innovative.) It allows multiple positioning of your girth, both for best fit, and to move the girth around, preventing galls on your longer rides. The Big Horn trail saddles on this page have the front ring positioned at 7/8 position for a conventional rig, or you can incorporate the rear ring for the center fire tie. Best of both worlds!

Fitting comfort for your horse is really taken to extremes in the new Sil-Cush™ Design. Study the charts and diagram to see the benefits. Your horse will feel less pressures and those pressures are distributed most properly. Did you ever think NASA would help your horses? 

Did you ever wonder how well your horse could perform if there were no inhibiting pressures on its body? Now is the time to find out. The bottom skirts of this saddle will absorb concussion, stay in place, and generally give you competitive advantage over your competition. 

Sil-Cush is a product line manufactured in the USA, exclusively for Big Horn. The ultra durable silicone foam is also anti-microbial, actively killing bacterial growth. Sil-Cush has been tested at both Georgia Tech and a major US Defense Aerospace company. Traditional foams cannot withstand the durability issues of being on the saddle bars. Traditional foams bottom out. 

Sil-Cush breatable silicone allows air to easily flow through, helping with moisture and heat issues. Sil-Cush molds to the horse's back shape as the back and  shoulder muscles work, distributing pressure for a "no pressure point fit". This eliminates sore backs for the horse and increases rider comfort.

Towards the bottom of this page is a picture of the bottom side of this remarkable technology. Then, there is a pressure mapping chart, developed by Georgia Tech, from their study on comparisons of typical and Sil-Cush technologies. This pressure map tells the story of comfort, and relief, your equine will enjoy. Remember too, that this same soft dissipation of concussion is also right under your seat bones too.

The perforated leather seat will give you all the advantages of a top grain seat, with a little more breathabilty, (airflow), from the perforated leather. 

Then, Big Horn Saddle engineers go another step. Double comfort seating for the rider, and both the bottom and seat are wrapped in a perforated leather to allow airflow. more air circulation for your crotch and for the back of the horse. This includes the area where pressures are placed by tightening the saddle girth. The deep drop rigging is engineered not only for close contact, but for fitting better. When you sit in this new seat, you can understand that your horse will feel just as much difference in his back. 

And, no one has to imagine why all those extra rings are handy. You can tie anything you need onto these trail saddles.

This Sil-Cush™system is going to be popular. BigHorn has committed to  endurance saddles, gaited horse saddles, full QH saddles, and reiner saddles with this special comfort and close contact design. 


The Infinity Trail Saddles
Sil-Cush™ Saddles
One of the most comforting saddles in this world.

No. 1647-16" Seat, # 2 Brown (dark medium brown)
No. 1645-17" Seat, # 2 Brown (dark medium brown)

Equi-Fit Flex Tree, Gaited Horse bars.

 

If you ever considered a Tucker saddle, (and Tucker Saddles are well known and prized by their owners.) Big Horn has very much 1-Upped them with this model. 

Just a touch of tooling around the borders allows a lot of style on this model. Low hanging front ring allows close contact with your horse. 

Strings and rings and everything you need to feel secure on a long ride. 

No. 1647-16" Seat, # 2 Brown (dark medium brown)
Compare at: $2060.00

CC Price: $1180.99


No. 1645-17" Seat, # 2 Brown (dark medium brown)
Compare at: $2110.00
CC Price: $1205.99

 

 

     Tree: Equi-Flex flexible saddle tree, Gaited Horse style bars. Swells are made with security in mind. You can chuck your thighs in the smooth swell to hang on if needed.

     Rigging: Double option rigging. Western Style 3/4 "Center Fire," or Conventional 7/8 position solid brass dee. 

     Seat: 16" or 17" Perforated Top Grain Leather, Double Comfort padded.

    Gullet: 6 inch wide, 8 inch high.

     Cantle: 5" with Cheyenne roll cantle binding.

     Trim: Smooth leather all over. Border Tool. Saddle strings attached. Rear dee for attaching back strap and crupper. Solid Brass Hardware. 

     Skirts:   25" x 15". Tunnel skirt design with Sil-Cush™ "no pressure point" padded bar positioned between the bar and the perforated top grain leather skirt liner. Provides closer contact, a no slip fit and easy cleaning.

     Fenders: 19" x 8", 2.5" leather stirrup straps with stainless steel buckles.

     Stirrups: Leather covered Visalia. 6" tread width with Sil-Cush™ padding. Helps prevent knee and ankle fatigue.

     Finish: #2 Brown (Dark Medium Brown)

     Weight: Approximately 30 lbs.

# 7242 Crupper & Backstrap - Adjustable sizing so one size fits all horses. Fits any of the endurance saddles. 
Compare at: $39.00

CC Price: $29.99

No matter what you require in pads or blankets for fitting your horseback riding needs, Cultured Cowboy has a huge selection for you. Gel pads, contoured pads, non-slip pads, air pads, blankets, neoprene, wools, ...all from America's best  saddlepad and horse blanket manufacturers. Here is a link to our home page index, so you can see some of the variety. If you are having trouble with a decision, email or call us. (See bottom of this page)


The Voyager Trail Saddles
Sil-Cush™ Saddles
One of the most comforting saddles in this world.

No. 1638-16" Seat, # 2 Brown (dark medium brown)
No. 1639-17" Seat, # 2 Brown (dark medium brown)

Full Quarter Horse Flex Tree Bars

No. 1638-16" Seat, 
No. 1639-17" Seat, 
Your Choice:

Compare at: $2060.00
CC Price: $1180.99

 

 

Another good border tool. Drop rigging lets you get closer to your horse. Rings and snaps all over! 

Double Comfort padded seat. Seat padding is made of Visco-Elastic memory foam, 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 pressure, and provides more comfort on long rides.

Tree: Equi-Flex flexible saddle tree, Full Quarter Horse Horse style bars. Swells are made with security in mind. 

Rigging: Double option rigging. Western Style 3/4 "Center Fire," or Conventional 7/8 position solid brass dee. 

Seat: 16" or 17" Perforated Top Grain Leather, Double Comfort padded.

Gullet: 7 inch wide, 6.25 inch high.

Cantle: 5" with Cheyenne roll cantle binding.

Trim: Smooth leather all over. Border Tool. Saddle strings attached. Rear dee for attaching back strap and crupper. Solid Brass Hardware. 

Skirts:   25" x 15". Tunnel skirt design with Sil-Cush™ "no pressure point" padded bar positioned between the bar and the perforated top grain leather skirt liner. Provides closer contact, a no slip fit and easy cleaning.

Fenders: 19" x 8", 2.5" leather stirrup straps with stainless steel buckles.

Stirrups: Leather covered Visalia. 6" tread width with Sil-Cush™ padding. Helps prevent knee and ankle fatigue.

Finish: #2 Brown (Dark Medium Brown)

Weight: Approximately 30 lbs.


It is important to have the right tree to fit your horse properly. Then, the flex design really makes a good saddle fit great.

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An optional matching nylon flank set (No 4809) is available for only $25.99. (802-803 models)
Leather Flank set (No 4515) 2 inch #2 Brown (specify color) for only $59.99

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...$71.99.  Also Matching horn bags, non insulated, in the same colors, No.4718...$29.99

No.4709 BigHorn zippered cantle bag in the same colors...$18.99

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   or   No.7366 Matching BigHorn Neoprene with removable nylon and hardware for easy cleaning. Two inch, (Black or Brown)...$56.99.           Leather contoured #2 Brown Matching Breast Collar, 3 way center ring No.23513...$69.99   Brass Hardware straight cut 3 way breast collar 1 " straps...$59.99

Matching BigHorn bridles:  No.5407 nylon Field/ Halter-bridle combination with split reins, (purple, royal, black, red, brown, navy, hunter, burgundy)...$49.99.  No.7298 full bridle with split reins, same colors, ...$34.99.        Leather Medium Oil 5/8 double and stitched, twin cheek adjustments, Horse sized, Straight Browband, sliding jowl,  brass hardware, Headstall No.3499...$49.99  Matching 5/8 Single Ply Split reins No.3529...$29.99

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 my fav girths. 


Another favorite is the BigHorn felt lined, (nose & crown) halter. What this means to you is that of all the halters we have use for 40 years, these seem to be best for leaving on the horse during longer periods of time. The 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. The felt allows this halter to be more comfy in most weather conditions.  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 $18.99 or  3 for $16.99 each.     7139 is the same model in 1 inch nylon.  $19.99 or 3 for $18.49 each.

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 $1.00 each.)

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


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