Cutback Saddle, Calfskin Lovatt & Ricketts Beaufort Flat or Deep Seat
Allow 4-5 weeks for delivery as these saddles are made to order in England. We often have a couple in stock, so be sure to check on this site for those.
SUPER STICKY LEATHER is the latest improvement on this saddle. The Lovatt & Ricketts Beaufort Calfskin Cutback Saddleseat Saddle from the notable high quality saddle manufacturer. This saddle fits the rider better than any other saddle on the market with the thicker padding yet a narrower seat for a natural rider fit. The tree is more comfortable for your horse with its straight channel down the underside middle to prevent rocking & pinching. The lateral flex tree is just enough to move with the horse. It also features a patented 5-way adjustable bar, which has now been recessed into the tree to reduce bulk. The updated saddle features a narrower seat for a more familiar feel. Also unlike the Shively or Freedman, the Lovatt & Ricketts tree incorporates spring technology to allow just a bit of flex for the horse, not so much that it changes the rider's experience but improves the fit and comfort for the horse. This saddle, unlike the traditional Buffalo hide Lovatt & Ricketts saddles, has much softer sticky Calfskin throughout with beautiful grippy flaps and seat (stickier panels starting in 2016 for an incredibly secure ride). The finish and attention to detail is the nicest we have seen in the saddles we sell. Best of all is the fit. Lovatt & Ricketts specializes in fit, so we are offering three different tree sizes. The Medium tree is standard and fits most Saddlebreds, Morgans, Arabs, and Walkers. The Narrow tree is available by special order for exceptionally narrow horses. The Wide tree is also available by special order to fit Friesians or other heavy breeds. We have found this saddle to make even the fussiest horses happy. The Beaufort model is available in sizes 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and in Havana or Black Flat or Deep Seat (fits much like an MMX). All Black saddles will be made to order and non-returnable (although we are happy to consign them for you). Right now, please allow up to 4-5 weeks delivery of new saddles as they are being made to order. We will stay in touch with on the progress of special order saddles. Flat or Deep Seat. FREE SHIPPING FOR ALL NEW SADDLES in the US. Outside the USA? Contact us for a shipping quote which will include a discount equal to US shipping: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unlike some other manufacturers, Lovatt & Ricketts is constantly improving the quality of materials, workmanship, and features of their saddles.
Need Leathers, Irons, Girths? Find them on our site. It is ok to use McConnell's Elite Leathers with these saddles, calfskin leathers are not required. We also have flat, low profile no-stretch leathers.
Manufacturer's Product Description:
The Beaufort™ Flat Seat Cut Back Show Saddle incorporates a laminated birch wood and spring steel tree, that is designed and made in our tree department. Our unique tree has been has been sculptured to the riders thigh allowing the hips to drop in a more perpendicular angle, which allows the legs a more comfortable and natural position. We have streamlined the seat for a classic look while retaining the superb comfort and durability that has been the hallmark of our cut back saddles for many years. The panels are constructed using the finest English pure wool felt and natural latex rubber then shaped to correspond to the contours of the tree and the anatomy of the rider, ensuring a perfect symmetry of the two. This model is double skinned and covered in luxurious English Ultra-Tack™ Calf skin for maximum grip and security for the rider. The new saddle has all the attributes that has made our cut back saddles the “Elite” premier brand on the market for over four decades.
Our unique Patented L&R® five position adjustable stirrup bar made in England using the finest grade stainless steel are hand assembled by master craftsmen. All of our saddle trees are designed in house and hand crafted in our own tree department by master tree makers with unparalleled experience in the industry.
Each and every item used in the construction of our saddles that can be, is sourced in England from the finest materials available.
Seat Option: Flat
Colours: Black or Brown
Seat Sizes: 18”,19”,20”,21”,22” and 23”
Tree Widths: Narrow, Medium and Wide
By choosing the appropriate tree width fitting, all of our Saddle Seat saddles are suitable for all gaited horses: Arabians, Morgans, Saddlebreds, Tennessee Walking Horses, Friesians and Rocky Mountains horses.
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