• Experience in Saddle Making

    Black Country Saddles is a company built on it's reputation. With a wide range of models and trees available, there is something for every horse and rider combination.

It is imperative that the shape of the tree matches not only your horse’s tree point or shoulder angle; but also that it matches the shape of your horse’s top line. Many companies rely on one tree shape for all horses, and sometimes even one tree size! This often causes instability or pressure points in the saddle, and ultimately pain and lack of performance. This is why we have several types of trees available in all disciplines, so that no matter your horse’s shape and what type of riding you do, there is a saddle that will work for your horse.

 

Black Country – Tree Options

  • Classic Tree

    The classic tree is one of most popular shapes used. With a generous pommel for wither clearance and narrow rails allowing for a narrow twist, this tree fits a wide variety of horses. Handmade out of real Beechwood laminate by EuroTrees, this tree comes with a ten year warranty.
  • Dippy Tree

    The dippy tree was created for the more curved back horse. These horses have often suffered in trees that are too straight, causing bridging and low back pressure. Handmade out of real Beechwood laminate by EuroTrees, this tree comes with a ten year warranty.
  • Close Contact Tree

    This tree shape allows ultimate feel between you and your horse. With a close contact shape, this tree offers support while keeping you close to your horse. Handmade out of real Beechwood laminate by EuroTrees, this tree comes with a ten year warranty.
  • Freedom Tree

    The freedom tree is great for the broader or flatter backed horse. With a broader pommel head and lots of gullet clearance this tree gives stability to the hardest fit of horse. Handmade out of real Beechwood laminate by EuroTrees, this tree comes with a ten year warranty.
  • Show Tree

    The show tree has a wide head and is particularly suited to ponies and native type with broad short backs. Great for horses who are broad through the base of the wither and have a small curve to the back. Handmade out of real Beechwood laminate by EuroTrees, this tree comes with a ten year warranty.
  • Frelsi Tree

    This tree is built specifically for the Icelandic breed, for their unique shape and gaited movement. Without this custom tree, fitting these hardy horses, can be quite a challenge. Handmade out of real Beechwood laminate by EuroTrees, this tree comes with a ten year warranty.
  • Rigid Pony Tree

    This tree is similar to the Show Tree, but built specifically for small children's saddles. Handmade out of real Beechwood laminate by EuroTrees, this tree comes with a ten year warranty.
  • Panel Options

    Custom Gusset

    Gussets are one of the most useful tools for the modern horse. These allow us to fill in wither pockets perfectly, and adjust the balance of the saddle for different top lines.

  • Short Panel

    Many horses are short backed, and this can making finding the right saddle very difficult. Although it is important to be in proportion to your horse, sometimes the rider needs a slightly longer seat than the horse's back can allow. If we can build the saddle on a shorter panel can help alleviate this issue.*

    Panel Options
  • Drop/Trapezius Panel

    A Drop or Trapezius panel allows us to add extra room for those horses who need a bit of support below the wither. This gives us additional surface area and support to the saddle.

    Panel Options
  • Panel Options

    K Panel

    The K Panel is great for those horses with a shark fin type wither. By adding extra depth to the front third of the panel, the K panel helps support this area and reduce the amount of re-flocking needed.

  • Upswept Panel

    The Upswept Panel allows us to curve the back of panel, suiting a shorter curvier back.

    Panel Options