ITALIAN SADDLE 16-17th c. - 3600 Є

This particular excample was based on preserved depiction from Salomon de la Broue equestrian treatise (1610).

We are the world's leading company making real baroque type of saddles according to the 17-18th century technology with the specifications of well known masters of horse riding from this period, such as François Robichon de La Guérinière, Baron d’Eisenberg or William Cavendish and according to the preserved originals. In pursuance of their recommendations, the saddle was to be made of wood (without metal bars) and covered with canvas, with sticking out points encompassing the horse and limiting the saddle's twisting and left/right movements. The seat was made of webbing straps stretched between the bars and forming the seat profile of a light cradle that did not impose the place and manner of seat position. The base of the flaps was to be only one layer of thin leather separating the rider's leg from the horse's side, which significantly affected the quality of legs' adhesion, and thus the stability of the seat and contact with the horse. On the bottom pillows were recommended. They were suposed to be made of fabric and filled with animal hair, which made them soft. They also adhered better to the horse, unlike slippery lacquered leather. The pommels in these types are already leveled compared to previous epochs and it can be concluded that in the past they were not used to stabilize the seat. The lack of knee blocks is typical. As a result, the calf remains free and mobile.

It is in this type of saddles that classic equestrianism reached its highest form, which we admire to this day.

Baroque type of saddles

At the customer's request we the send saddle tree to check the fit to the horse's back.

The tree is also prepared to ride and after checking and accepting everything the saddle is finished.

BLUE SADDLE 18th c.- 3250 Є

Basend on long pointed saddle tree and finish based on baroque paint of Sir Hamilton.

SELLE ROYALE 1720- 3100 Є

Based on saddle from The Hermitage Museum from St. Petersburg of typical 18th c. west construction.

SELLE RASE 18th c.- 2800 Є

Type of saddle producing beetwen 16-19th century as a light and less disturbing. This particular excample is based on French cavalry officer saddle from 1804-12.

Renaissance type of saddles

This type of saddle was created in 16th century Italy and it was in such saddles that the classic art of riding of the 16-17th century was born. According to the recommendations of masters such as Federico Grisone, Claudio Corte, Pirro Ferraro, Antoine Pluvinel, the saddle was supposed to support the rider in rapid maneuvers, which were still projected for war at that time, and to impose a specific type of seat. According to these authors, the saddle, in order to work properly should be adjusted to the rider and the horse, the higher the pommel is, the better and it should provide support, as well as the possibility to unite with it. You can clearly see the pillows called 'borelli' behind and in front of the thigh. The seat was divided into three parts - two mobile and one immobile. The torso and calves were supposed to be mobile, whereas hips and thighs 'almost nailed between two saddle pillows [borelli]'. You can read more about it HERE.

This type has much longer points than baroque saddles, and they encompass the horse even more. The seat is built on stretched webbing straps. Such saddles were finished with leather or velvet.

Iberian type of saddles

This kind of saddle is clearly the successor of baroque and renaissance type of saddles. Here, also, a tree with sticking out points is used and the seat is stretched on webbing straps too, you can notice in them a passion for higher pommels that give support during rapid maneuvers.


Iberian type saddle with intricate decorations and metal fittings. The seat cover finished with soft suede leather.


Lighter type saddle with seat cover finished with soft leather and foams.


Iberian type saddle. The seat cover finished with soft suede leather.


Lighter type saddle with seat cover finished with soft leather and foams.


It is a saddle made only of straw and canvas. Designed to start riding young horses in the old days of classical equestrian world. It's not for sale, but it's worth reading about HERE.

Other types of saddles