The General Purpose saddle is Berney's most versatile saddle, suitable for riders of all levels and providing comfortable riding in any discipline. This saddle is handmade with a full grain cow hide seat and knee pads and premium vegetable tanned leather flaps which means the leather fibers remain strong and durable over time.
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 horses with more prominent withers.
The material used to achieve the ultimate comfort and welfare for the horse 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 horses changing shape throughout the season.
The forward cut flaps with soft knee pads affords the rider a comfortable and secure seat. The long molded knee roll in the front cups your knee for extra support and a stuffed roll to the back of the riders leg runs the full depth of the panel. This knee roll system gives the rider a lot of support and allows you the flexibility of riding with a longer stirrup length for flat work and shorter stirrup lengths for jumping.
This saddle is suitable for jumping, general riding, flatwork, hacking, hunting, riding club events and equally suitable for novice or experienced riders.
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.
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