Dakota Endurance Saddles

What is a trail saddle, anyway? It is a saddle you expect to feel comfortable when you are in that seat for long hours at a time. 

The endurance type saddles are pretty well known as trail saddles without horns. If you need to hang on, there is a place for your hand both over and under the pommel that is actually more secure than hanging onto a horn. With the endurance racing, there are 25 mile competitive rides, through 100 milers. The test is to complete with a healthy and safe finish. So, a saddle that can be run beside and ridden inside is important. The "endurance" type padded flat stirrups shown allow ease of mounting and dismounting. Placement of the girth is important. Centerfire type rigs are used to allow the girth to be moved rather than rubbing a girth gall from staying in one place for so long. Rings and strings allow you to tie on plenty of bags, water bottles, and necessities. To complement this riding, Cashel is great with all the accessories you might require. Yep. we sell all that too. Click here! 

The material Dakota uses for padding our Cultured Cowboy saddle seat is not cheap carpet foam like many of the other "value priced" saddle brands out there. Oh yeah, and there is no pressed paper lining the skirts where leather is supposed to be. The finished top layer will not peel off, because there are not lots of 1/16 inch thin layers glued together. You get real leather! Years from now, you will enjoy the same comfort as when the saddle was new. 

This one is shown with barbed wire border tooling, and with trail rings attached to the tree for holding all your gear. More rings are also available. Choose suede or top grain seat. (Pictured with a popular black top grain seat.) Smooth fenders and jockeys shown. Sure enough, easy to clean! Or, flip it rough side out for more security. And these fenders are shown as "teardrop" type that make it easier to turn & flex for shorter legs, or arthritic knees. The horn is there, but not so tall as to get in the way. Most endurance saddles have a lower profile cantle. This model offers an alternative to the trail person who might need a little more back support. That 5 inch cantle will help hold you in the seat on steep upgrades. 

Comes with 4 strings. This skirt design gives much freedom to both horse and rider. Add crouper rings, breaching rings, rear dees placed high on the cantle if you choose. I do recommend thinking about one of our better fleece options: thicker synthetic, or real sheepskin. Let us know your inseam and we will be sure that the stirrups will fit. A fiberglass covered wood tree is used for this saddle. As you adjust position of the girth, the saddle goes to fitting the withers and spine! This tree is engineered to  alleviate unnecessary pressures while riding. A deep plate to cover the rigging allows your legs to swing forward without catching rigging. Plenty of room in the thigh area. Life doesn't get much better than all this! Let us talk with you about your Dream Saddle!

No. DAK-313 Custom Trail Saddle

  • TREE: Fiberglass Covered Tree Quarterhorse Bars. Call for availability of Arab trees. 
  • HORN: None silly!
  • CANTLE:  5"
  • RIGGING:  Single front  In-Skirt Brass Drop front. Rear rings on ange to allow Center fire rig as well as conventional.
  • STIRRUP LEATHERS: 2 1/2" with Blevins Buckles. Easy twist teardrop fenders.
  • STIRRUPS: Aluminum Endurance shown. Bells also available.
  • FINISH:  Barbed Wire Border Tooling. Brass Hardware.
  • COLOR: Pro Brown Shown other colors available.
  • WEIGHT:  Approximately 30 Pounds

NOTE: The reasons Pricing is left off:  1) Dakota  asked us not to advertise our low pricing.  2) Almost all of these saddles are customized for you, and the Low Pricing must be figured depending on the many options chosen.  Thanks!

Seat Sizes

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 15", 16"





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Our CC Prices are Too Low To Advertise.  Dakota requested that we not post our actual delivered prices.   We will deliver more saddle value for the buck than anyone; because, we know more about riding, and fitting saddles than most! (No brag, just fact!)

Really, with all the many options available, these saddles are hard to price without a conversation anyway.  Just one option is whether you want the breast collar dees set lower as shown, or high on the skirts.  Thanks, Chuck

And don't forget about a matching breast collar with your saddle! Cultured Cowboy carries a full complement of tack and accessories for you and your horse.

 Please e-mail or call us for a friendly quote on your “Dream Saddle”. 

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