Australian Outrider Outback Saddle

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Product Summary:

Australian Outrider Outback Crossover Saddle

This Western-style saddle sports a flair of the outback, with its detailed hand-tooled floral stamping. Designed for security and rugged use in the arena, on trails, or for pleasure, it delivers added security and comfort, while the exclusive comfort tree's special air tunnel keeps your horse's back cool for distance riding.


  • Constructed of quality smooth leather
  • Fleece-lined
  • Brass hardware
  • Fleece padding
  • Includes rear flank billet and front cinch straps
Item Specifications:

Air Tunnel Comfort Tree (Fiberglass)

Cantle Height:


3"H, 3" around

14" ear to ear

Semi Quarter Horse

24"L x 19"W

Stirrup Leathers:
3" wide

7" wide

Cinch/Tie Strap/Off Billet:
2" (all)

Dark Oil

18 lb.

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Dark Oil 17in AKA09 DKOIL 17IN AS256-32-102 688499227155
Dark Oil 18in AKA09 DKOIL 18IN AS256-32-103 688499227162

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this? Store
lots of good reviews
BRENDA Y on Apr 12, 2014
lots of good reviews
BRENDA Y on Apr 12, 2014
does it come in 16" AU ?
Bill k on Jul 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bill! We currently only sell this in a 17" and 18".
One reviewer mentioned it cost a lot to return the saddle. If it doesn’t fit, you have to pay the return shipping????
A shopper on Jun 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Here is a link to our full Return Polcy. Please also note that saddle returns are subject to our 10% restocking and handling fee.
Is the fiberglass tree hollow or is it solid like a Ralide?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2018
which saddle blanket do I purchase?
belinda f on Nov 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the horse a bit, my horse has a curious conformation, he's a Morgon/Paso Fino cross, very large front shoulder area and high withers led me to look at a saddle pad with a split front to free up his withers. This saddle fits him very well while most western saddles don't.
Can you get it without a horn?
Diana A on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This saddle is available in a horn version only.
17 in an Australian saddle ==What in a western saddle?
Ketrena G on Oct 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Aussie 17 is about equal to a western 15" seat. Saddle also has pretty short stirrup leathers. I'm tall with 32-34 inch inseam and had to punch additional holes at very end of leathers and add Caschell stirrup rotators to extend the stirrups another couple of inches. Also was sent the wrong saddle size. They had a 50/50 chance to get it right and still did not, so you might make sure they double check size before they send it off.
Will you be carrying this saddle in size 20?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Currently we do not expect to offer this saddle in size 20.
Do u have this in full quarter horse bar?
Jocelyne L on Jun 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately this saddle is available in Semi Quarter Horse bars only.
Concerned about tree --- semi quarter? I have 14.1 AQH 900 lb mare.

Need help before ordering.
A shopper on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we are unable to recommend what size would be best suited for you and your horse. We would suggest contacting a professional saddle fitter for further assistance.
Where was this saddle made?
Audrey B on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This item is made in India.
Does it take an Aussie girth?
Phyllis V on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. It uses a regular western style girth
Does this come without a horn?
William G on Jul 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately neither of the crossover saddles we offer come without a horn.
Reviews are mixed on fit at the withers. How do I size the saddle to fit a pony sized Rocky Mtn mare with lower, wider withers, barrel ribs and a waistline at the loin? Like all gaited horses, she also needs space for shoulder movement, usually done with a flared tree at the shoulder. Do riders find this saddle is roomy enough for their gaited horse? Also, how do you size an Aussie saddle? I am 5'3" and fit a 16 inch Western saddle. Appreciate your help.
Mayham on Jun 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This item comes in semi quarter horse bars, it technically is not a gaited saddle. The link to fitting an Australian saddle is posted below.
western rigging or english rigging?
Alan W on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The saddle has western rigging, very comfy and fits the horse great.
I am 5 ft 3 in tall with a inseam of 28 ins will I be able to have the proper fit with the stir ups or will the stir ups be to long for me?
Donna J on Jan 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately the exact answer to this is not provided by the manufacturer, however this particular saddle does have multiple reviews stating the fenders and stirrup leathers are quite long, one person mentioning they had to cut them to shorten them - this person pointed out they were 5'4".
As a sidenote, most fender lengths on standard Western saddles can be adjusted anywhere from 18 - 25 inches without making any modifications.
Is the seat size of this saddle western side or Australian side?
Josie M on Dec 3, 2014
I'm 6'4" and long legged. Are the stirrup leathers on this saddle long enough to accommodate a person of my size?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Fender adjusts to 38” inseam plus room to add more holes.