Flexible and good value
Thorowgood Saddles are a flexible option for the lower budget
Thorowgood saddles are the ideal lower budget saddle, with a large range designed to fit various possibilities of horse conformations.
A wide range to suit many conformations and purposes
Made in England and with key features for flexibility of horse/rider fit, we are an approved stockist of the Thorowgood range, including:
Incorrect balance of saddle and pinching of withers/spine are the key concern with this horse shape characteristic. The Thorowgood hi wither range tackles this with a deep front and rear gussets for good wither clearance.
A conformation type with easier problems to solve, this does not mean that the comfort of horse and rider should be taken for granted. Innovative saddle design means that a balanced fit with maximised weight-bearing surfaces is found with these Thorowgood saddles.
Risk to stability of saddle and inconsistent/incorrect contact are one of the concerns of this horse build type. The low-withered Thorowgood ranges are built to tackle these typically rotund and flat-backed horse/pony shapes with slim-line saddle rears and front gussets for a lower profile fit.
Changeable Gullet System
Pioneers in an accessible saddle changeable gullet system, Thorowgood comes with is easily-recognised colour-coded gullet system. There are 7 widths of the R-Bar and 8 widths of the S-Bar.
The gullet bar is simply the coloured piece of metal that is interchangeable in order to change the size of your saddle fit. The shorter S-Bar is to fit the square cantle ranges that have lower-headed trees and shorter points. The longer R-Bar is for the round cantle ranges with high-headed trees and longer points.*
The Thorowgood gullet bar colours are:
Silver: Extra ExtraWide Fitting
Yellow: ExtraWide/Extra Extra Wide Fitting
White: Extra Wide
Orange: Wide/Extra Wide
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*S-series takes R-Bar. R-Barsnot available in XXW fitting.
Technical Features of Thorowgood Saddles
The Thorowgood Saddles feature various girthing strap fitting points with which to change fit and direction of saddle travel. Typically with 4 girthing points you have the flexibility to switch these around depending on your horse’s specific conformation. Clear instructions for Thorowgood girth strap fitting are always available.
Innovative and Reliable Materials
The Thorowgood saddles are designed to be simple to care for. With a blend of leather and synthetic materials they typically need just a simple wipe-down with water/mild detergent and cloth or a brush with a soft brush. For the leather sections they provide their own Rapide Leather gel to apply.
The synthetic materials are highly-breathable with flexibility and rub-resistance built in as standard. Flocking is done using pure wool from EnglishJacob sheep.