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Cutback Saddle, Lovatt & Ricketts Louisville Buffalo Deep or Flat Seat

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4-5 weeks delivery as these saddles are made to order in England.

The new Louisville Cutback Saddle is made of much softer Buffalo hide than ever for faster break-in.  Additionally, this saddle is now available in either Deep or Flat seat. The previous deep seat was called Scottsdale, but will now be a Deep Seat Louisville. You get to choose your seat. Also, this is available in Wide Black properly fit for Friesians. 

We are delighted to be a US partner of the saddle craftsman at Lovatt & Ricketts.  This is the Louisville Ultra Cutback Saddle, which features the traditional L & R Buffalo hide on the flaps and skirts for grip and comfort.  The saddle features luscious Ultra Tack Calfskin Flat seat similar to suede for extra security.  Patented 5-position adjustable bar is available only on Lovatt & Ricketts Saddles. These saddles are built to last a lifetime! Lovatt & Ricketts specializes in fit and is made with a special spring tree, 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.  The Scottsdale Ultra is available in sizes 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and in Havana or Black, Deep or Flat Seat.  All Black saddles will be made to order and non-returnable (although we are happy to consign them for you).  Right now, please allow 5 weeks delivery on these saddles as they are being made to order. We will stay in touch with on the progress of special order saddles.  As always, FREE SHIPPING ON ALL NEW SADDLES from McConnell's in the US.  Use McConnell's Elite leathers on these saddles, calfskin leathers are not required. All saddles carry a 10 day trial period, although for full refund at return they are required to be in new condition without leather marks or crimped billets, etc. We recommend using a clean saddle blanket or towel under the saddle wrapping the leathers in a towel while you sit on the horse for fit.

Unlike some other saddle manufacturers, Lovatt & Ricketts saddles are continuously being made better with more stitches per inch, better materials, and improvements to the overall saddle design.  

Want a nameplate installed on your new saddle? Click this link to order and include the name to be engraved in the comments section: Saddle Nameplate. Be sure to include the lettering you want in the comments section at check out. 

Notes from the Manufacturer:

Working with professional trainers and riders to achieve the closest contact with the horse for a more responsive ride we looked at the important areas of the tree and the panels. Using our unique spring tree that has been sculptured to the rider’s thigh allowing the hips to drop down in a more perpendicular angle, which also allows the legs a more comfortable and natural position. We have streamlined the seat for a classic look while keeping the superb comfort and durability that has been a hallmark of our cut back saddles for many years. Next we reshaped the panels to correspond to the contours of the tree and the anatomy of the rider, which ensures a perfect symmetry of the two. The leather is a luxurious combination of water buffalo in the flaps and skirts and the seat is Ultra Tack Calf skin for maximum grip and security for the rider; panels are covered and hand stitched in premium English Calf Skin.  The new saddle has all the attributes that have made our cutback saddles the “Elite” premier brand on the market for over four decades.

What makes the Lovatt & Ricketts tree better?

Our unique Saddle Seat cut back spring tree has been further enhanced by the improving of the Longitudinal (length) flexibility of the tree enabling it to flex with the movement of the horse’s motion. We have over several years exhaustingly been testing a combination of layers of Beech Wood ply to obtain the optimum flex with maximum strength. We have completed our research and incorporated it into several of our European models and is now available in our cut back models. This is a truly unique innovation and is a tremendous advancement in the comfort of the horse.

Our Lovatt & Ricketts® 5 position patented stirrup bars are made in England from the finest stainless steel hand assembled by master craftsmen.

Every item used in the construction of our saddles is sourced in England from the finest materials available. The Louisville Ultra™ with 3 different tree widths accommodates all breeds of horses.

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