It is easy for a rider to find a balanced position on a Stonewall Saddle.
The seat is flat and the stirrups positioned for balance whether standing, posting,
Stirrups are free swinging to reduce stress on the rider’s hip, knee, and ankle joints.
The riders seat is padded with shock absorbing foam and covered with black leather.
This type of foam absorbs dynamic shocks from the riders movements and increases
the comfort for both horse and horseman. Riders will appreciate the cutback saddle
tree bars that reduce leg spread and strain on hip joints and will find the basic
seat to be comfortable on the trail.
We are now offering an optional ergonomically designed ‘endurance’ seat on our saddles.
This seat has a double layer of shock foam under the riders seat bones and additional
sculpting under the riders thighs to provide added comfort over many miles of trail.
Photos coming soon....
The swell of the Stonewall saddle is tall and generously wide. This keeps all pressure
off of sensitive withers and spines.
The gullet is open all the way from front to back leaving a channel thru which cooling
air can flow.
The underside of the saddle is lined with chrome tanned sheepskin in cream, 3/4”
If you have a tall withered equine, this is the saddle for you.
Swell and Gullet
Stonewall uses a proprietary, lightweight, premium quality rawhide covered tree.
Hand crafted in the U.S.A. and available nowhere else! We were the first to design
a tree specifically for long distance riding. Bar pads are generous in size to reduce
pressure and are shortened at the loin to better suit the endurance athlete. A flat
seat and generous middle bar scarf keeps the rider balanced and comfortable. The
tree is made from tight grained, winter cut Colorado spruce for the highest strength
to weight ratio and CNC milled for ultra precise symmetry. Our swells are fiber
reinforced, and jig assembled. The tree is then fully rawhide covered and slowly
dried and aged to eliminate warping.
Shock absorbing seat
Finally, saddle fit IS rocket science!
Stonewall adds a very special conformal foam to the underside of the saddle tree
bars. Developed for NASA to protect an astronaut’s back during rocket launch and
re-entry, this slow spring back memory foam contours to your horse’s back and slowly
returns to its original shape once pressure is removed. The open-cell structure maximizes
airflow to reduce heat buildup, while the viscoelastic properties allow it to distribute
uniformly the riders weight and absorb 90% of impact energy. This increases blood
flow, eliminates pressure points and reduces fatigue to your horse.
Your horse will love you for it!
Shock absorbing Stirrups
We offer two stirrup choices for your Stonewall Saddle.
Our LEATHER COVERED STIRRUPS are made from super tough nylon reinforced polymer so
they are guaranteed unbreakable under any riding condition. We add a shock absorbing
foam footpad for increased comfort, add tempered steel bolts for strength and aircraft
locking nuts for security. Then we cover them inside and out with the finest leather
and secure the whole assembly with one continuous stitch. Super lightweight - a
pair weighs only about 1.75 lbs!
We also offer PLASTIC TRAIL STIRRUPS. These durable stirrups are light weight and
have an extra large padded tread for comfort on the trail.
The rigging straps are made from long lasting nylon and attached at the front and
rear of the saddle. This attachment method pulls the saddle down evenly onto your
horse, eliminates ‘saddle wagging’ at the loin, and eliminates bulk under your leg.
The position of the Latigo strap can be swung forward or aft by simply adjusting
the rigging buckles. This allows each rider and horse team to position the cinch
to suit themselves from “full, 7/8’s, 3/4, or centerfire” and all positions in between.
Swell and Gullet
Our saddle trees are proprietary, rawhide covered, winter cut spruce. We select
the best fitting tree from our stock and custom fit it to your horse.
The swell and gullet are tall and wide to provide plenty of wither and spine clearance.
NASA designed conformal foam, on the bar underside, shapes itself to your horse’s
The secure rider’s seat is padded with shock absorbing foam to reduce dynamic impacts.
Shock absorbing stirrups positioned for easy balance.
Rigging is fully adjustable forward and aft and pulls the saddle evenly onto the
Flat seat allows movement of rider body position to suit terrain or ease comfort
Trail and long distance riding requires a saddle that conforms to and protects the
horses back while providing balance and comfort for the horseman. Stonewall Saddle
Company is dedicated to hand building that saddle for you at a fair price. Review
the Saddle Comparison Chart to see how we stack up against our competitors.
Click on the Saddle Models shown below to see which one is right for you and your
horse. You can get a build cost estimate here.