Berney's high-quality general purpose saddle in a pony size for the younger rider!
The general purpose pony saddle is crafted with premium vegetable tanned leather, and has semi-forward flaps and a cut back pommel to accommodate any discipline.
As with all of Berney’s saddles, this saddle is made with a medium deep laminated beech wood spring tree that is strength tested to the British Safety Standard. A spring tree achieves added shock absorbency while keeping the saddle lightweight. We designed the tree with a higher gullet plate and cut back head to accommodate the ponies with more prominent withers.
The material used to achieve the ultimate comfort and welfare for the pony is our fully leather lined panels flocked with pure new wool. The biggest advantage that this material provides against others is that it spreads the weight of impact over a bigger surface area allowing the horse full use of themselves. Pure new wool also retains its spring and shock absorbency over time and molds to the shape of the horses back compensating for ponies changing shape throughout the season.
Comfortable padded knee pads and strategically positioned knee rolls and thigh supports afford the junior rider a comfortable contact with the horse and secure leg position. The knee roll gently cups the front of the knee helping the rider get into a good position. One of the best features of a general purpose saddle is that it can comfortable accommodate a long stirrup length for flat work and a short stirrup length for jumping making it suitable for all disciplines and riders of all levels.
15" saddles feature a round cantle and slightly deeper seat for security. 16" saddles feature a square cantle and slightly flatter seat.
Berney Brothers Saddlery have been making saddles by hand in Kildare, Ireland since 1880, and their work is iconic in Ireland and the UK. Each of their saddles is imbued with five generations of expert knowledge - the Berney family has horses, and saddlemaking, in their blood. Manhattan Saddlery is proud to be the exclusive North American distributor of Berney Brothers.
Not sure it'll fit? We offer saddle trials to customers within the continental United States! Please call or email for more information on saddle trials.