|MHM9-A Comfort trail Saddle
Western Trail Saddles for Your Gaited Horse
WE CAN CUSTOM BUILD OR MODIFY ANY SADDLE
EXAMPLE OF THE "MHG23" WADE GAITED SADDLE
CHECK OUT THE "NEW" CHEYENNE WADE RANCHER SADDLE MHG25
and the MHM9-A with a gaited tree
Gaited horse saddles are designed specifically to fit gaited horses and assist them in comfortably moving in their natural gait. With these gaited saddles you have a choice of 2 different gaited tree sizes in a wood tree--wide or narrow, as well as a gaited flex tree in the wide size.
If you are unsure of the size of tree needed to fit your horse, we offer you the option of having the saddle trees sent to you for custom fitting. See our Saddle Fitting 101 page.
These gaited saddles with bars that are more angled also accomodate any breed of horse if they have a lot of angle to their topline. So horses with big shoulders (which includes a lot of quarter horses) and horses that have a prominent wither (Thoroughbred) may be more comfortable in a gaited tree. If you aren't sure of your horses's build, but know that a "regular" quarter horse tree does not seem to work well for them - more often than not a gaited tree is the way to go.
See more details and testimonials/pictures below!
Any option may increase the weight of the saddle
Mountain Horse Gaited Saddle-28 lbs
MH Gaited Plus 29 lbs
Deluxe Trail Gaited Saddle-30 lbs
Wind River Saddle (approx 30 lbs)
Wind River Saddle -2
MH Bozeman Gaited-30 lbs approx
Light Rider Square Skirt
Go Light Gaited Saddle-19 lbs
Go Light Gaited w/ Pockets 18 Lbs.
Go Light Round Skirt Tooled- 18 lbs.
MH Tensleep Gaited Cordura-19 lbs
Go Light Tooled Square Skirt- Brown-19 lbs.
MH Laurel Gaited - 28 lbs
Miles City Trail/Working Saddle-32lbs
MH Lite Rider
Premium Gaited A-Fork
MH A-Fork Roper- Gaited
Wade Rancher Saddle - Gaited
NEW! PREMIUM GAITED DELUXE
Premium Plantation Style Gaited Saddle
Wade with Padded Seat- Gaited
Gaited A-Fork with Padded Seat
Cheyenne Wade Rancher
Teton Comfort Trail Saddle
"My saddle came! Everything is perfect - exactly what I ordered. The girls at the barn laughed when they saw how wide it is, but for the first time in the 4 years that I've had him, Hezzie has a saddle that actually fits him. And what a difference it makes! He maintains his gait now, where before he would switch to a trot. He even looks better because this saddle settles so nicely on him, where others tend to look like they are perched high on his back. I can't thank you enough for your time, patience and expertise. And thank you for altering the fenders - I'm in the 6th hole!!!! Not bad for someone who always had to punch extra holes to get the stirrups short enough! I love the color combination and the tooling - and the saddle is really comfortable for me too!
Again, thank you for everything - I couldn't be happier!" Cindy
Heidi's first saddle (Laurel Gaited):
"I have to tell you, I love my new saddle! It is so comfortable, not just for my horse, but for me as well! We have gone to two shows so far, and have done well at both. My horse moves so much free & easier with the gaited horse tree. I have also had many compliments on how gorgeous it is!
I had mentioned that I would probably order a cordura saddle next winter, however, I put my arabian saddle that I use for trail riding on last night to go for a ride around the neighborhood, and hated it! It was uncomfortable and I could feel the difference in my horse's movement as well. Soooo....I am going to go ahead and order a cordura saddle now so I will have it for all of our summer trail rides!"
Heidi's second saddle (Go Light Gaited):
"Hi Melissa - just wanted to send you a picture of my new cordura trail riding saddle. We went to Fort Robinson, NE this past weekend for five days and rode every day for several hours. My horse is not a bit sore and I am not a bit sore, which is saying a lot for that amount of riding. I can't tell you how nice it is to finally have a saddle that fits us both comfortably. I love my other new saddle too, the leather with silver for showing, but after five days in my trail saddle, it is my official favorite!
Thanks again for everything!"
Heidi King & Jugo (pronounced Hugo) my Paso Fino
About Mountain Horse Gaited Saddles...
Mountain Horse gaited horse tree comes in choice of either 6 1/2" or 7" gullet.
What makes a saddle tree a GAITED tree? The gullet is taller than a standard horse tree and the front of the tree is flared outward so it won't interfere with the shoulder of the gaited horse. This specific design allows your gaited horse to easily move into his/her gaits!
Tree is fiberglass covered wood for strength and durability. We now have a gaited flex tree available in TWO SIZES ONLY--7" gullet with either a 16" or 17" seat. The gaited flex tree adds $35.00 to the cost of your saddle (the gaited flex is intended for the broader built gaited horse).
Please click here to view leather color, border tooling, hand tooling and hand stamped designs on the "Saddle Options" page.
Features of the Mountain Horse Gaited saddles:
Available in seat sizes from 15"-17" at standard pricing. We can build wood trees from 13" to 21" at an additional cost.
Choose either padded slick leather or padded suede seat in different colors. Different border toolings, spot tooling and full coverage tooling available as well--see Saddle Options.
Comes with a felt pad on the underside of the saddle, but you can choose to upgrade to mock wool or real wool fleece.
These saddles also available in an endurance style with no horn.
Comes standard with nylon latigo and nylon off billet.
Dimensions (based on 16" seat): Gullet height (pommel area)--12 1/2 inches, Saddle length 26", Cantle height-5"
5 year manufacturer's guarantee on saddle tree (wood).
Click here to see all gaited saddle styles available in the On-Line store.
Gaited Horse Links
Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association
Missouri Fox Trotter Horse Association
National Walking Horse Association
Paso Fino Horse Association
Tennessee Walking Horse Association
"My saddle is just as comfortable as it is beautiful!!! Nugget gaites so beautiful in it, we gaited for about 1 hr straight at the clinic. That is the longest time ever. I had problems just keeping him in his gait before purchasing your saddle. I can now mount without a block, I guess that's because Nugget has the correct size saddle! Thanks again!" Cheryl
"I had the chance to try the saddle out this weekend. It fit great. I was able to cue Ed into his gait without a whole lot of fuss. I think it's a keeper. It was so comfortable for me to ride as well. Thanks again for a great saddle. It was worth the wait." Emmy
"Hey Melissa, I really like my new saddle. I've ridden many a different type of saddle, but this one is in the top 2 for fit and comfort. It's definitely the best fitting, most comfortable saddle I have ever owned. It's beauty adds to it. Really satisfied. Thanks Melissa. Oh, you may notice that we have solved the problem of his low front. Changing his shoes (thick, heavy, plantation type on the front and light, thin ones on the back) coupled with the saddle fit and raised saddle pad really does the trick. My trainer was really impressed with your work. In fact he wants the info on your company in case he has to recommend a saddlery to other clients." Don (gaited show saddle)