The Freedom Dressage Saddle

THE FREEDOM 
A top of the line saddle that uses cutting edge research and technology to provide the greatest freedom possible for both horse and rider.

Sizes: 16"-19"
Colors: Black/Dark Brown/Light Brown


Leather: Available in French,  and Italian leather with optional Nubuck seat and knee pad

Single Flap - The single flap allows the rider greater feel and contact with the whole leg on the horse which results in the use of lighter aids, a better seat and a more subtle communication between horse and rider.

Extra-deep extreme-forward cantle - This new design supports the riders lower back and places the pelvis and femur in the correct position effortlessly. The result is the elimination of small tensions in the rider that may be blocking the horses movement, more effective aids and seat as well as reduced lower back pain.

Very wide gullet - The wide gullet allows the rider close contact with the horses back and eliminates any possible interference of the panels with the horses spine or dorsal ligaments. As a result the horse will be able to perform in greater comfort with increased freedom of movement.

Double V Billeting System - This newly developed billeting system relieves any pressure of the saddle on the horses tricep muscle and provides more consistent pressure along the panels and the horses back. The double V billeting system free's the horses shoulder and allows for greater range of motion in the fore-limb while sitting more quietly on the horses back encouraging engagement of the hind quarters and lifting of the back.

Extra wide panels - The wide panels provide a large weight bearing surface on the horses back. By distributing the weight of the rider as evenly as possible over a wide area it reduces the incidents of pressure points and allows the horses back to move more freely.

 

The Bond Dressage Saddle

THE BOND I

Proven technology in a saddle that helps to maximize performance and comfort.

Sizes: 16"-18.5"
Colors: Dark Brown, tobacco or black


Leather: Available in French, Italian leather with optional Nubuck seat and knee pads

Mono Flap -This single flap designed with the long outer thigh block allows the rider to have even more leg contact and support. This design also gives the saddle an even narrower twist which allows the women's leg to sit closer and quiet to the horses side.

Extra-Deep Extreme-Forward Cantle - This new design supports the riders lower back and places the pelvis and femur in the correct position effortlessly. The result is the elimination of small tensions in the rider that may be blocking the horses movement, more effective aids and seat as well as reduced lower back pain.

Double V Billeting System - This newly developed billeting system relieves any pressure of the saddle on the horses tricep muscle and provides more consistent pressure along the panels and the horses back. The double V billeting system free's the horses shoulder and allows for greater range of motion in the fore-limb while sitting more quietly on the horses back encouraging engagement of the hind quarters and lifting of the back.

Extra Wide Panels - The wide panels provide a large weight bearing surface on the horses back. By distributing the weight of the rider as evenly as possible over a wide area it reduces the incidents of pressure points and allows the horses back to move more freely.

 
 

The Bond II Dressage Saddle

THE BOND II
The shorter thigh block for those who prefer less of a block.

The Liberty Jumping Saddle

THE LIBERTY - Mono flap
Sizes: 16"-18.5"
Colors: Available in Dark Brown or tobacco color


Leather: Available in French and Italian leather with optional Nubuck seat.

Wide Gullet - The wide gullet allows the rider close contact with the horses back and eliminates any possible interference of the panels with the horses spine or dorsal ligaments. As a result the horse will be able to perform in greater comfort with increased freedom of movement.

Wide Panels - The wide panels provide a large weight bearing surface on the horses back. By distributing the weight of the rider as evenly as possible over a wide area it reduces the incidents of pressure points and allows the horses back to move more freely.

Medium, Deep or Extra Deep Seat - the seat depth can be fully customized for the rider providing them support where they require it.

Flap Length - the flap length can be customized to fit the individual riders leg length and anatomy offering the most customized ride possible.

*This saddle can be customized with no calf or thigh block.

 

The Malibu Jumping Saddle

THE MALIBU - Dual flap
A modern jumping saddle fully customized for both horse and rider.

Sizes: 16"-18.5"
Colors: Available in Dark Brown or tobacco color


Leather: Available in French and Italian leather with optional Nubuck seat.
Fully customized seat and flap length at no extra cost.

Wide Gullet - The wide gullet allows the rider close contact with the horses back and eliminates any possible interference of the panels with the horses spine or dorsal ligaments. As a result the horse will be able to perform in greater comfort with increased freedom of movement.

Wide Panels - The wide panels provide a large weight bearing surface on the horses back. By distributing the weight of the rider as evenly as possible over a wide area it reduces the incidents of pressure points and allows the horses back to move more freely.

Medium, Deep or Extra Deep Seat - the seat depth can be fully customized for the rider providing them support where they require it.

Flap Length - the flap length can be customized to fit the individual riders leg length and anatomy offering the most customized ride possible.

Removable Thigh Block - the thigh block can be adjusted or removed to meet with each individual riders preference.

 

The Triumph Saddle

This a Cross country saddle - Mono Flap

A modern jumping saddle fully customized for both horse and rider.

Sizes: 16"-18.5"
Colors: Available in Dark Brown or tobacco color


Leather: Available in French and Italian leather with optional Nubuck seat. Buffalo hide wear strip also available.
Fully customized seat and flap length at no extra cost.

Wide Gullet - The wide gullet allows the rider close contact with the horses back and eliminates any possible interference of the panels with the horses spine or dorsal ligaments. As a result the horse will be able to perform in greater comfort with increased freedom of movement.

Wide Panels - The wide panels provide a large weight bearing surface on the horses back. By distributing the weight of the rider as evenly as possible over a wide area it reduces the incidents of pressure points and allows the horses back to move more freely.

Medium, Deep or Extra Deep Seat - the seat depth can be fully customized for the rider providing them support where they require it.

Flap Length - the flap length can be customized to fit the individual riders leg length and anatomy offering the most customized ride possible.

Extra large thigh and calf blocks.

 
 

The All Purpose Saddle

DK All Purpose Saddle

*Available in a mono or dual flap

* 8 cm rise cantle

* Black or Brown

* many trim color options

* Available in French calf or Buffalo leather

* Full adjustable - 52 cm of adjustability

* Narrow Twist

* Full cut back pommel 


All DK saddles are custom fitted to horse and rider, where we take measurements of rider to customize the saddle to them.

The Gaited/Cutback Saddle

Gaited or cut back saddle.

Sizes: 17" - 21"
Colors: Brown or Black


Leather: Available in French, Buffalo and French Calf leather with optional Nubuck seat.

This saddle is designed for the optimal shoulder freedom with a very long tree point and a double V girthing system taking all the pressur of the saddle and rider off of the horse's shoulder, allowing optimal shoulder rotation for the largest gaiting front legs of the horse. And with the extra-wide gullet channel keeping all of the unwanted pressure off the horse's back ligament, the horse's back stays strong for larger movement. The wide weight-bearing panel distributse the weight on the horse's back for comfort and stability.

Very wide gullet - The wide gullet allows the rider close contact with the horse's back and eliminates any possible interference of the panels with the horse's spine or dorsal ligaments. As a result, the horse will be able to perform in greater comfort with increased freedom of movement.

Double V billeting system - This newly-developed billeting system relieves any pressure of the saddle on the horse's tricep muscle and provides more consistent pressure along the panels and the horse's back. The double V billeting system frees the horse's shoulder and allows for greater range of motion in the fore-limb, while sitting more quietly on the horse's back encourages engagement of the hind quarters and lifting of the back.

Extra wide panels - The wide panels provide a large weigh- bearing surface on the horse's back. By distributing the weight of the rider as evenly as possible over a wide area, it reduces the incidents of pressure points and allows the horse's back to move more freely.

Medium, deep or extra deep seat - The seat depth can be fully customized for the rider, providing them support where they require it.

Flap length - the flap length can be customized to fit the individual rider's leg length and anatomy, offering the most customized ride possible.

 

Specialty Saddles

SPECIALTY SADDLES

Danny has used his expertise to design saddles for para-equestrian riders with special needs, many examples below.
 

July 27, 2007 --- The Canadian Para-Equestrian Team placed 11 out of 34 nations competing at the 2007 Para-Equestrian Dressage World Championships, held July 18-22 at Hartpury College, UK. The Canadian Team had four riders riding in DK Saddles designed by Danny Kroetch.

On May 31st you have brought me my new saddle. I would like to let you know that the saddle is perfect ! Just like you said to me: "You're gonna love it". First I had to get used to it, but now I feel safe and confident when I am riding my horse. My horse also loves it. She feels comfortable and is moving in a different way. We have made great progress the last few weeks. Thanks very much for designing this saddle for me.

I would like to inform you about my progress since I’m riding with the saddle you designed for me. Nothing but  positive experiences. First, the saddle is safe, which was important because in the past I lost my balance and  tumbled off. The straps with which my legs are fixedhave been loosened. Everything works in that respect. Second the goal I set myself to be able to gallop again (despite my disability) was achieved 2 weeks ago. You promised me, that I would  love the saddle. I tell you indeed I love it and you can imagine that I am over  the moon !!
 
 Love, Mariëlle Blankestijn from the Netherlands (spinal cord leasia th.  12)

 

English Accessories

At DK Saddlery we take use the same attention to detail to create our top of the line stirrup leathers and girths as we do our saddles. We understand that many horses are particular about the girths they wear and if they are to perform at their best they must be comfortable. Our stirrup leathers are also excellent quality and guaranteed not to stretch. We can match your girth and leathers to the saddle you purchase

 

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Telephone: 403-240-3945

Cell: 403-615-5435

Fax: 403-249-6439

Email: dkroetch@platinum.ca

254207 

Bearspaw Road NW

Calgary, Alberta

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