Make: Parelli / Natural Horseman Saddles
Model: Natural Performer
Type: All Around Western Saddle
Condition: Excellent Condition
Width: Full QH Bars – measured 7.5ins
Skirt Length: 25.5ins
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*All measurements provided have either been taken directly from saddle stamps, or are approximate measurements taken by experienced Good Apple Equine Consignment staff. This information is provided as a courtesy to our customers, and is not a guarantee of size or fit as each individual saddle differs from the next (including those of the same brand and model).
The NATURAL PERFORMER – The great all-rounder! Perfect for any student of Parelli Natural Horsemanship… This western saddle offers versatility and comfort along with rider safety. Features of paramount importance to Pat Parelli when designing this popular and proven model years ago.
Traditional Western Styling with small profile skirts
Versatile – Perfect for athletic maneuvers, trail riding, western dressage and more
Smartflx foundation – Offers comfort to horses & close contact for riders
Quality veg-tanned leather
Durable Suede-covered memory foam underside
Buck Rolls for added rider security
Handcrafted, 3″ footbed laminated wooden stirrups
Free-swinging fenders for optimum rider leg flexibility
Parelli Signature Horsehead Tooling
The horn of the CUSTOM NATURAL PERFORMER is suitable for holding or dragging up to 300 pounds.
If your horse has very high, narrow withers, this Fork may be too low.
Pommel: “A-Fork” (aka “slick fork) shape with a slight forward lean, no swells, a low profile 2” horn and shallow gullet. (CAUTION: If your horse has very high, narrow withers, this Fork may be too low).
Cantle: 3″ tall with moderately open “dish” that hugs rider without trapping. 1.5″ Cheyenne roll.
Leather: #1 Quality veg-tanned leather hides used exclusively.
Color: Light Oil
Seat: 3-QTR “grippy soft” padded textured leather for seat and buck rolls.#
Underside: Suede-covered memory foam.
Stirrups: 3″ foot-bed, handcrafted Hardwood Stirrups
Tooling: Parelli Signature Horsehead Outline on the fork, housing, seat jockey, skirts and fenders.
Hardware: Brass rigging. D´s and back cinch roller buckles. Slotted Conchos secured by 6 sets of tie strings.
Main cinch rigging: Flat plate, In-skirt.
Rear cinch rigging: Rear D with doubled-and-stitched billets and back cinch includes short cinch hobble for connecting to main cinch. Rear cinch should be buckled snugly for best stabilization of the back of the saddle, and short hobble enables pressure to be located in the horse´s sternum area and not on the soft belly area.
Fenders: Free-swinging fenders for optimum rider leg flexibility.
Latigos: Latigos on both sides for even left/right adjustment. No off-side billet.
Made in USA
“Welcoming” the horse’s back in motion requires that you MANAGE THE INTERFACE – which is the space between your horse’s body and the underside of the saddle. After incorporating a good saddle, this is the next most important factor for successful saddle fit when you want to give your horse the opportunity to enjoy the journey with you. With SmartSaddlePads.com saddle pads and tapered foam shims you are best equipped to custom fit the interface of your horse to adapt to individual age, top line shape and state of training.
SMARTFLX´S EXCLUSIVE, UNIQUELY SHAPED TREES ARE THE SUBSTRUCTURE AND MAJOR KEY TO SUCCESS OF ANY OF OUR SADDLES.
The very special SMARTFLX™ shape provides room needed for the horse’s back to come up in performance of any athletic maneuvers, especially ones requiring significant engagement or “collection”. Also sculpted into the SMARTFLX™ shape are the ergonomic considerations built-in for the rider which enable feeling close to the horse´s body and its movement while securely balanced and unstressed in hip, knee and ankle joints. The “bars” and “ground seat” of the SMARTFLX™ western tree are a one-piece molded shape based on years of research and development incorporating thousands of horses worldwide. This molded piece is formed utilizing a particular, extraordinary elastomer compound material that is solid enough to support the rider and protect the horse’s back yet flexible enough to allow the horse to move as nature intended and the human to feel connected in harmony. It is amazingly thin and keeps you close to your horse. Our wooden forks and cantles provide the base stability to hold the bars at the attitude and angle that our research proved was optimal. Our English saddles are constructed with the same principles regarding the spacious, welcoming shape we know is necessary for healthy, comfortable movement. English SMARTFLX™ trees are handcrafted by Master Saddlers in England utilizing digitally sculpted, laminated beechwood bars reinforced by steel head plate and thin diagonal steel bands that support appropriate diagonal flexibility. Because the SMARTFLX™ trees are sculpted to welcome the expanded “moving” horse body, there is room to accommodate an enormous variety of horse breeds and sizes....Read full description