SADDLE FEATURES

Handcrafted with care from the inside out

Kent Saddles are custom made by our passionate team of saddlers in our SE Qld workshop.
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The Saddle Tree

The crucial foundation of the saddle structure

At Kent Saddlery we make the tree for every Kent saddle. Kent saddle trees are constructed from carbon composite, reinforced with carbon fibre for extra strength and durability.

Lightweight and moisture resistant, each tree is handcrafted according to specifications agreed upon between our saddlers and each unique customer.

Full grain leather

Kent Saddles are made using only the very best leather.  Our leather is sourced mostly from the USA as well as some Australian suppliers. We primarily use USA tannery Wickett and Craig’s leather as we have found it to be of a consistently high standard.
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Why Choose Rough-Out

Most of our saddles are made either rough out (i.e. flesh side out) or a combination of rough and smooth.

Reliable
The rough side of leather stands up to everyday wear and tear better.  It can be cut half-way through without opening up.

Strong
The strongest part of the leather is the smooth side so it needs to be protected from damage by scratching and rubbing.

Functional
A scratched smooth out saddle doesn’t look too good, affecting re-sale value.  Rough out seats and kneepads also give a better grip.

Rigging

We offer three choices of rigging to suit your preferences, each with their own benefits.
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Cable Rigging

Closer leg contact with greater stability

Cinch laces can slide to the best girthing position

Saddle finds its own balance

Less likely to need a flank girth

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In-skirt Rigging

The rigging dee is inserted between the two layers of the skirt. The stainless steel dee is reinforced with seat belt webbing which is fitted into the panel and attached to the saddle tree at the front and back for extra strength.

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Station Special Rigging

Traditional

Functional

Strong and durable

Popular choice for station workers

MAKE IT YOURS

A wide range of options and features to customise your perfect saddle.

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Two Tone Leather

The combination of two tone leather adds some additional class and sophistication to the saddle.

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Cheyenne Roll

Tilted back to reduce the overall height of the cantle and gives a more streamlined ‘western’ style look.

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Flank Girth Dees & Double Skirt

(Only available on the Campdrafter and Western Drafter)

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Embossing - Full Skirt

Beautifully emboss the whole skirt with a pattern to distinguish your saddle when at a show or event.

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Embossing - Half Skirt

Beautifully emboss half of the skirt with a pattern to distinguish your saddle when at a show or event.

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Embossing - Fenders

Beautifully emboss the fenders with a pattern to distinguish your saddle when at a show or event.

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Padded Seat

Using lighter leather with padding underneath gives the seat a softer feel.

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Conchos

Add extra bling to your saddle by replacing some of the screws with these stunning Silver Conchos.

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Brass Plate

Add a brass plate to the back of your saddle with an engraved name of your choice.

Chat with our Saddlers

We're available to walk you through the process of handcrafting your saddle according to your and your horse's specifications and requirements.

Feel free to give us a call for an obligation free chat.