The leathertree saddle the unique connection between rider and horse



The La Selle leathertree the heart of your saddle

The combination of flexibility and weight distribution is a singular characteristic of our saddle tree. Its’ special, multilayer structure of well-chosen leathers and thought out stitching create the unique combination of solidity and flexibility. Our saddle tree was tested during many years of continuous use! Gullet and Cap plate are forged and embedded into the leathertree. We guarantee the use of high-quality materials only, and treatment through skilled craftsmen. The anatomical shaping was specially developed for our La Selle leathertree! Short points at front and back, and a broad midsection provide a wide contact area. The leathertree optimises your horses’ ability to move under saddle! Layered structure and specific reinforcement by gullet and cap plate make certain areas stable, while others stay resonant. This the saddle seats you secure and calm, and at the same time enables you to react to your horses’ movements and increase its’ suppleness. We are especially proud to report, that none of our La Selle saddletrees ever got deformed or damaged. Usage of best materials, craftsmanship and strict quality control pay off to our customers’ advantage! Adaptability plays a big role in the construction of our saddletree. As changes of training routine, feeding and health can impact a horses’ muscles, to a point where the saddle needs to be refitted. The La Selle leathertree stays adjustable, so it can change, as your horse does!


Advantages of the leathertree saddle

sattelbaumzeichnung1. Cut-back pommel

2. The Stirrup-bars are supported by curved the gullet bar

3. The second balancing girth strap, lies diagonally on the tree and ensures a steady saddle position.

4. The cap bar is adjustable

5. The first 3,2cm of the saddle tree are semi-flexible. This allows the saddle to lie in a secure, yet dynamic position.

6. Frontal points are curved back, to allow for an unhindered rotation of the shoulders.

7. The saddle tree is thinned towards the sides, enabling a close contact between riders leg and horse.

8. The points at the rear are curved forward and fully flexible. This gives the horse the ability for lateral movements, without disturbing its’ biomechanics.


Additional tree reinforcement


The advantage of our saddles with leathertree, the direct transfer of minimal weight aids, can cause an overreaction if used by an inexperienced rider. As soon as horse and rider get more skilled and become a ‘unit’ , the direct communication becomes indispensable.

For inexperienced or untrained riders we therefor recommend our additional tree reinforcement.

The additional reinforcement should also be considered by riders, who want to ride long distances. By adding a reinforcement to the tree, the weight distribution gets more even along the whole bearing face of the horse back. If any time the rider decides to shift her focus onto dressage work, the additional reinforcement can be removed at our saddlery.

Beginners can also profit of the additional tree reinforcement. Due to the even weight distribution, the rider can get a feel for the horse, without disturbing it too much by initial insecurities.

Riders with a bit more weight, can protect the horse back from strain, without losing the close contact and natural fine communication to the horse.



Our Flex saddle models are equipped with an exchangeable gullet plate, a cap plate and a Velcro strap on the tree for adding a Velcro wedge right at your stable.

If requested, the customers can order an additional Velcro wedge panel for their individual saddles. In this way, the saddle’s centre of gravity is adjustable not only through the gullet width but also through the panel itself.

You will enjoy the enormous benefits of this flexibility! A well-schooled distribution partner will be able to fit the saddle quickly and easily to the new situation at your stable. And we guarantee low prices for our customers and the immediate availability of your saddle.

We even keep up those immense benefits and the quick adjustability of our La Selle saddles when we are on site with the customers. Whether we adapt the gullet plate, which is the most common part to be replaced, change the cap plate from flat to high or vice versa – which is rarely necessary – or add a Velcro panel, it is always possible to readjust the centre of gravity of the saddle.

Our customers benefit greatly from the adjustability on site, which makes our La Selle saddles a unique product.

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