• Saddle Makers of Distinction

    We are so happy to announce that we now carry Bliss of London as one of our manufacturers. This modern, innovative brand has become the leader for design without compromising quality and fit. They are constantly developing new techniques and features raising the bar for what a saddle can be.

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.

 

Bliss of London – Tree Options

  • Classic Tree

    Bliss of London and Loxley by Bliss use renowned tree maker Lariat Trees. One of the largest tree manufacturers in the world. Lariat uses modern technology to make sure each tree is level and straight, and of the upmost quality.
  • Warmblood Tree

    The Warmblood Tree is an innovation of Bliss of London for today's modern warmblood. Keeping the A-frame pommel to allow room and support for the shoulder, the back portion of the tree is straighter and broader. This perfectly suits the short coupled broad but not wide, modern warmbloods.
  • Close Contact Tree

    The Close Contact Tree is great for those horses that are broad through the base of the wither, with a slight curve to the back. This tree adds great stability to this hard to fit type, and gives great feel to the rider.
  • Hoop Tree

    The Hoop Tree's broader head is great for those drafty or native types. Horses that are very broad behind the shoulder and continue that way through their back.
  • Icelandic Tree

    The Icelandic Tree is specially designed for these unique horses. This tree has a broader head and a bit of a curve to the tree to accommodate shorter, rounder backs.
  • Pony Tree

    This tree works well for ponies with it's smaller proportions. It is low profile and close contact which gives it stability, with a broad enough head for bigger shoulders.
  • 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