Kimberley Synthetic Stock Saddle Pkg

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Product Summary:

The Kimberley Synthetic Stock Saddle is an excellent choice and a great value for trail or endurance riding. This lightweight Aussie saddle is crafted with high-quality synthetic leather selected specially for great looks easy care long-lasting durability. The seat and poleys are crafted of woven equi-suede that keeps its nap and grip longer than traditional suede. The heart of this light weight saddle is the same sturdy wood and steel tree that is in the rest of the Kimberley models, so it can be adjusted to fit your horse. The saddle is made of a woven synthetic material, with synthetic suede seat, poleys, and wear patches for extra grip. Easy to care for, easy to ride!

Comes supplied with nylon overgirth and leathers, neoprene girth, and light-weight polymer stirrups with rubber grip tread.

• Weather resistant and easy to maintain
• Lighter and more compact than a Western saddle
• Suspended seating system provides a hammock-like “give” and supreme rider comfort
• Natural seating position
• Close contact for great communication and control
• Fully adjustable fit
• Light-weight polymer stirrups with rubber grip tread
• Nylon overgirth
• Shock-absorbing 32" neoprene girth
• Easy-to-turn nylon leathers
• Plenty of dee rings and attachment points
• High-quality durable materials
Item Specifications:
Tree: Medium, Wide
Saddle Hardware: Brass
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A good saddle for the price
This is a good looking and comfortable saddle. The only issue we had was the attachment of my horse's breastplate. We used the elongated D rings and by the end of the ride one side had started to rip out. We have used the other, rectangular attachment ever since and it has worked fine. It would have been nice if the information on the saddle had noted that those fancier D rings were only tacked in and had no hold strength. Also, the stirrup straps come off the metal attachment to the saddle very easily. Not a problem if you are aware of it. The stirrup strap issue can be considered a plus for ease of cleaning.
May 29, 2016
Love it!
Love this saddle...could ride in it all day. Only problem was that the buckled on the left stirrup strap rubbed my leg. I put some wrap around it and have order the fleece strap slip over..problem solved.
September 12, 2015
Great saddle for a great price...
I did a lot of research on Aussie saddles and found that people either love them or hate them. The problem I found was that no one who hated them ever gave any specifics about why? So I finally ordered one and it arrived A LOT faster than had predicted (4days)- Rode in the arena a couple of times and was really liking it. First trail ride on my Arab/paint cross with it was 11 miles, it did perfect and the sweat on my horse was even and she was dry right down the middle of her back just as the saddle was designed for airflow. I am now looking at getting another one for my kids, overall I would recommend this saddle at this point.
July 29, 2014
Very Impressed
Very nice quality and I really like the suede seat. I bought a black saddle and it has a lovely look to it. The saddle is exactly as it appears on the site. I bought an 18W for my Percheron/Foxtrotter, 17 hands, and for my large middle-aged rear.I am saddling up my horse this weekend so will get to see the fit. I did buy an extra girth just in case my horse is bigger than anticipated!This saddle definitely gives you more for your money in terms of look and feel. It is synthetic, however the quality behind the product gives the saddle a very classy impression.
September 21, 2013
Follow Up
I just wanted to add a quick follow up to my last review. I had some first time kids ride in the saddle. They sit much better in this saddle than the others - they felt much more secure and relaxed a bit. And the stirrups were very easy to adjust really short for them.One girl refused to do an emergency dismount for 5 minutes because it DOES take a extra effort to get your leg over the back - the seat is definitely much deeper than all the westerns we've had. So this is something we need to practice in this saddle. Otherwise, it was great and my horses were much happier without a kid flopping around on top.
December 26, 2012
Exactly what I was looking for, except the price.
My priorities were: 1. fits my horse (gaited, high withers, short back), 2. lightweight / small profile for easy carrying, 3. comfortable for me, 4. low maintenance, 5. no horn (felt like it got in my way so wanted to try something different), 6. under $500. This saddle did that for around $200! Amazing!Sizing - Generally I measure just under a 15" westerns with a seat cover. I got a 17" in this saddle, and I think an 18" would have been a better fit. That would give me more room for a seat cover. It's comfortable this size even with a thick cover, but my legs are touching the poleys and I think there is supposed to be a bit of space in there?I've only ridden Western saddles and only have done trail riding before. I read tons of reviews on Down Under saddles before I purchased, so I was also worried I wouldn't like the girth, overgirth, the plastic stirrups, the flaps for the stirrup leathers, the synthetic fabric, the weight, and the stirrup leathers. After trying it I love the stirrup weight and sticky base. And they don't leave a bruise when I carry the saddle and a stirrup smacks my leg. The leathers are lightweight also and just lay on a bar so they are easy to exchange with kid leathers as needed. I'm 5'3 with the 17" and at the middle of the available holes, so good length. The weight shows it is a solid saddle, but it's just light enough to be in my acceptable range. I'm glad I didn't go with leather because I would not like another pound or two. It looks awesome. The sticky seat is a wonderful feature. The overgirth doesn't bother me. There is a little ring by the stirrup flap that is uncomfortable on my legs, and the stirrup leathers do pinch when I wear shorts, so I put a homemade seat saver on the saddle (first I used a towel and that was fine also) to correct that. There are tons of other rings to hook stuff to. The fact that this saddle comes with everything you need except a pad is terrific. I love that this saddle has no horn, because the poleys do the work of making you feel secure. I've sat in English saddles and absolutely hated the feel of those knee roll things. These poleys are nothing like that in my experience. However it is much much harder to get on the saddle from the ground without the horn, which you aren't supposed to do anyways. It could slide under that much pressure, and there is no horn to hang on to.As the reviews say, the girth seems way too short when you first put it on - buckle doesn't evern reach the thing to attach it to. But once you figure out how to use the australian style girth strap on the girth itself (special style for all australian saddles) with an appropriate pad it seems much longer. My horse is 15.1H and with a skito pad I can cinch it up to the 4th-5th holes. And I actually find this much much easier to cinch than my old western saddles - no more trying to pry around loops.I put painters tape on my horse's withers every couple inches, used a wire to follow the shapes, and then translated each to posterboard. I mailed those that and a picture of the tape to Down Under, and they gave me their opinion on which one would fit my horse- in one day. If you get the wide and it doesn't fit, you can pay Down Under to adjust the tree down to a custom fit either before it is shipped to you, or after you get it and try it, for under $100. However they cannot adjust UP, so it is best to check with them first. They told me a stock average would be a good fit, and that I should get the stock model because of the serge panels. It is the best fit saddle I've had. No sliding back and forth to see where it looks like it is supposed to go like the westerns. I put it on and it goes in one place on his back like a glove, and is stuck there. Doesn't bug his shoulders, has a nice short back, and feels solid and balanced. He gaits much more happily now.Last night I took an old peice of felt lined fleece and cut a seat cover with long legs out of it. I mention this because a western cover isn't a good fit with poleys, and there are not alot of austrailian options to choose from out there. But if you get a cover that is cut to go over the poleys you don't even need straps - it sticks like glue to the poleys and the suede seat.I don't feel like it is very close contact, but my horse did start to respond noticable faster and lighter after I started using this saddle. Not sure that was the saddle though!I wish they came in 20 and 21 inch because I'd buy more for my guests to ride in. I life in WI, and 61% of us are overweight or obese. I hope Down Under starts adjusting for that. As it is I think I might buy another one for the child guests to ride in.
September 29, 2012
great saddle
I recently puchased this saddle and absolutely love it, very comfortable. It fits both of my horses well, we have even tried it on a friends high withered horse and it fit hiim well. Definately worth purchasing.
February 1, 2012
Great product
Ok, I use this saddle for everyday use(jumping,warm-ups,riding,ect.) and it's very good! I have used this for a year or two and had great use out of it! It's very nice!
September 26, 2011
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A friend has this saddle. I tried it on my mule and it fit her perfectly! It is also comfortable for me!!
WENDY G on Sep 28, 2015
Polocrosse player
Frances W on Dec 5, 2014
A friend has this saddle. I tried it on my mule and it fit her perfectly! It is also comfortable for me!!
WENDY G on Sep 28, 2015
Love this saddle. SO very comfortable, easy to care for, light, very pleased.
JESSICA S on Aug 10, 2015
Polocrosse player
Frances W on Dec 5, 2014
Love this saddle. SO very comfortable, easy to care for, light, very pleased.
JESSICA S on Aug 10, 2015
Draft horse size? 17h 1800 lb percheron...... :)
traci s on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You have to shop for Aussi saddle with wide tree. The Kimberly saddle may have a wide tree option, but I've bought 2 and they are standard trees. Too narrow for a draft...??
where can i find replacement stirrups for this saddle?
lisa l on Apr 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I switched the stirrups from my old saddle to the new one. But I'm sure you can find them online if you just google Austrialian saddle stirrups. I think I will eventually replace the over girth with a leather one too.
Is the saddle size supposed to be for the horse or rider? My boyfriend is 5'11 and has a big beer gut and wears size 38 pant size. He rides a Peruvian Paso mare about 15 hands and stocky but not fat body. What would be the best size for these two?
Naomi on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Seat size is chosen for the rider, chamber width (regular or wide) is chosen for the horse. Here is a link to the sizing guide in the product description to help you decide:
I take 14 Western so what size would I take in this saddle?
clarene h on May 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Western Size 14" 15" 16" 17" 18"
English Size 17" 18" 19" 20" 21"
Aussie Size 16" 17" 18" 19" 20"
I have arb/quarter horse 14 hands 886 lbs what size saddle would he be?
renee s on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Please call our Customer Care team for assistance. We are available 8AM-8PM weekdays, Eastern time at 888-653-0026.
Can you tell me the gullet size and channel size? I have a Friesian and your wide size does not appear to come with specifications on your webpage.
Julie M on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Looking from the gullet at front –
Top of chamber area is 5” across at the top of the panels.
Bottom of the panels is 13” across (corresponds to tree point position).
Medium & wide chambers have the same measurements -- the difference between medium & wide is a steeper or flatter pitch.
Is this an English girth or a Western one (straps)?
Molly on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is an "Aussie" cinch. But, you can buy English to Western converters ( nylon ones I got were very affordable) and then put a standard western cinch on. This has become my go to saddle. Buy a bigger size than you think you need, trust me, the seat is comfortable, but runs "snug" at the size western you usually like. I like a 15" seat. I bought an 18" and its comfy!
How much does this saddle weigh?
A shopper on Mar 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Approx 19lb
Where is this saddle made?
Naomi on Dec 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This saddle is made in India.
any special girth for a paso fino?
Elaine L on Jul 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This saddle comes with a 32" neoprene girth and a nylon overgirth. You would not need a different girth for your Paso Fino unless the included 32 inch one is not the size you need.
narrow twist seat?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2017