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14" to 17" South Bend Saddle Co "Elkhart Eagle" Trail Saddle 1002

14" to 17" South Bend Saddle Co "Elkhart Eagle" Trail Saddle 1002

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The Elkhart Eagle 1002

You'll find quality craftsmanship in all of our exclusive South Bend Saddle Co. Saddles. The Elkhart Eagle brings you comfort, light-weight, and durability all in one! Perfect for long trail rides, easy on your horse, not to mention beautiful! The leather is a high-quality pre-dyed leather that is very soft and pliable.

The short, round skirt is great for short-backed horses. And for smaller riders with a wide horse, yes, you can actually get this saddle in a 14" seat and wide tree! This hand-made saddle is built with care so you can ride safely and enjoy riding how it was meant to be... hassle-free!

If you have any questions about the making of this saddle or the South Bend Saddle Co. brand, make sure you call one of our saddle experts! We will be sure to give you the information you need! And we'll be glad to have this saddle customized for you!


  • Tree: Fiberglass reinforced wood; Regular or Wide
  • Seat: 14", 15", 16", 17" Black Grainout or Suede
  • Cantle Height: 5"
  • Color: Walnut
  • Horn Size: 2 3/4" Neck, 1 3/4" Cap
  • Hardware: Brass
  • Rigging: Adjustable position, Angled rear dee
  • Skirt Length: 14inch seat: 25"; 15inch seat: 26"; 16inch seat: 27"; 17inch seat: 27-3/4"
  • Weight: Approximately 28 lbs.

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There is a lot of room for personal preference with seat sizing, but as a general rule it is better to error on the side of ordering a seat size that is too large rather than erring on the side of a seat that will be too small.

Things to Consider

  • Tucker adds 1/2inch to their seat sizes (due to thick seat padding)
    16.5” Tucker = 16” normally

  • Barrel riders usually take 1” less on the seat size
    16” Trail Rider = 15” Barrel Rider

  • Ranch (slick seats) usually ride smaller (1/2inch seat size) so they don’t slide around
    16” is for most men, 15” for most women

  • Trail Saddles with High Cantles (5”) make the seat sizes feel smaller
    Trail Saddle with 5” cantle will feel smaller in the seat than one with a 3.5” cantle

  • English Saddles don’t convert exactly but often are 2” bigger
    18” English = 16” Western

  • Riders with inseams under 30” or 5’ tall and under often need custom cut fenders
    Tall riders with long legs but lighter weight may need custom cut fenders as well

Checking the Fit

  • General Guideline is about 3 fingers between your thigh and the swell.


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