Custom Western Dressage Saddles
Western Look...Classical Dressage Feel
The best Western Dressage Saddles made are those that have a perfect blend of Artistic Beauty, Function, and the Classical Dressage Feel. This is my goal with every Western Dressage Saddle I build, whether I build you a plain or fully carved masterpiece. I pay close attention to the details; the saddle tree, the ground seat, rigging placement, stitching, the smoothness of the stamping, and the placement of the stirrups to acheive that balanced seat you're looking for.
They have to fit together smooth and tight. This is why I feel it is important to be particular when I make your Western Dressage Saddles, from choosing the right tree, to the last stitch on the cantle. I want my customers completely comfortable and satisfied that they not only have a saddle that is functionly strong, fit their horse, give you the rider a balanced seat, close contact, light weight, but also have an artistic masterpiece made from the highest quality materials. You can have your Western Dressage Saddles shipped world wide and I look forward to building your custom Western Dressage Saddle.
So if you're looking for a Western Dressage Saddle that is different from the rest, you've come to the right place.
Why a Chyczewski Western Dressage Saddle
A Chyczewski Western Dressage Saddle was designed collabratively with the famous Patrick King of Patrick King Horsemanship™. Together we designed a light weight, close contact Western Dressage Saddle that has the Classical Dressage saddle feel. What makes this saddle feel like a classical dressage saddle is the attention to detail that Patrick and I put into the infrastructure.
The first detail we worked on was the ground seat. We designed the ground seat to fit and feel like a classical dressage saddle, by skiving the seat the "pockets" to give you, the rider, a close contact to the horse. This enables you to feel your horse move underneith you and allows you to stay balanced in your seat while riding your horse. This narrow twist with a deep seat also relieves any discomfort to your hips.
The second detail that was addressed is the "Chair Seat" possition, commonly found in most western saddles. A normal western saddle hangs the stirrup in front of the rider, positioning their leg forward of their seat. The stirrups on the Western Dressage Saddle were designed to hang underneith the rider, naturally aligning them in a more classical position, and offer an equal amount of forward and backward swing. Giving the rider the ultimate freedom in leg movement, and because of the freely foward and rearward swinging stirrup, the rider is able to develop the length and effectiveness of their leg progressively without sacrificing proper position. The twisted stirrup, which comes standard on all saddles offered by Chyczewski Saddlery, eliminates extra pressure on the rider's knees and ankles as well.
The final detail that we collaborated together on, was the weight of the saddle. Traditionally custom western saddles are commonly know as being extrememly heavy and in the weight range of 45-55lbs. It was a chore in itself just to lift the saddle onto a horses back. We have solved this problem without sacrificing the strength, durability and quality of the Western Dressage Saddle. We stream lined the saddle by giving it round skirts and making it shorter from front to back by keeping skirts tighter and closer to the tree. This gives the saddle a modern appearance without losing the tradition look of a western saddle. We eliminated unnecessary hardware and attached narrower stirrup as well. All this cut the weight down significantly and we were able to keep the saddle in the range of 27-30lbs.
How you can own a Custom Made Chyczewski Western Dressage Saddle
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All saddles made by Chyczewski Saddlery™, are made from the highest quality materials available. The saddle trees are made onsite from Mari Saddle Trees™. All saddle trees are Handmade, just like every saddle. They are made of the highest quality materials.
The wood is specifically hand selected of multiple different cured woods and then wrapped in rawhide, making them extremely strong and durable. Each tree is custom made to order to fit the horse and rider, since no two horses or riders are the same.
I offer a variety of trees and seat sizes to select from to fit your needs. Each saddle is made with Hermann Oak Leather, stainless steel screws and nails and your choice of stainless steel or solid brass hardware. What are you waiting for? Let's build your Custom Western Dressage Saddle today!