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The Crusade is a beautiful hand-crafted, endurance style, trail saddle suitable for horses without a high withers. With its superb balance and comfortable slightly deeper seat, the Crusade endurance saddle is ideal for trail, endurance, or everyday pleasure riding. Recessed stirrups prevent bulk under the leg and allow a more natural line from hip to heel. Laced bell stirrups are standard with the Crusade. The Crusade a 3.75" cantle rise for comfort during long days in the saddle. The saddle also features multiple rings for convenience. To prevent elbow chaffing on your horse our rigging in this saddle is set at 7/8 ‘Hanging Dee’ on the front, and drop rigging on the back. ‘Hanging Dee’ rigging is the most durable for trail riding because the ‘dee’ hangs and both ends of leather are fastened directly to the tree. The Crusade comes standard with endurance stirrups.
IT IS BEST TO CALL US WHEN YOU ARE READY TO ORDER! We have a lot of options available for this saddle.Our Crusade saddle design was inspired by working saddles from the ‘old west’ which we modified to take advantage of modern technology and our years of experience in leading organized trail rides. In our flare trees, the horse’s shoulder is free to move and the rider is placed in the center balanced position that has been proven superior over centuries of riding. The Crusade offers a variety of rigging options to prevent galling and promote saddle stability. Crest Ridge Saddlery places a premium on rider comfort too. Our saddles have Supra-Cor padded gel-like seats covered with glove leather standard. We use only Wicket and Craig #1 leather, except for billets. For enhanced durability we use only stainless steel hardware and real Blevin's buckles.