I know the Libra Saddle brand has ceased, but because I get messsges asking about it, I wondered where else it could be found.
It is possible that the following saddles could be from the same manufacturers. The saddles in the photo look like they are trying to be the original Hackabout/ Explorer.
But the Status is probably the nearest. This is in Australia and comes with the original zip to remove the pommel and cantle insert.
Due to age and circumstances.
Reviews still welcomed from this brand.
This was released last year by the looks of it. Only one review on their website.
Adjustable seat and knee rolls. Anti rub material to the outside leg panels. Will be the usual beautiful quality as expected from this brand.
Marketed as a bareback pad and to use stirrups. My personal thoughts are to avoid the stirrups altogether.
‘Saddling Solutions will be closing by the end of this year. I’ve really enjoyed helping everyone find the best saddle for them, but my life
situation is such that I just don’t have the time for it any longer. So, we’re selling off all of our remaining stock’ –
Saddling Solutions is an official U.S. importer of the Startrekk treeless saddle line, Deuber Saddlery DP saddle line, and Sensation treeless saddles.
Authorized dealer for Skito saddle pads, Thinline Pads & Accessories, Montana Cincha girths & cinches, Toklat pads, Zilco tack, and JMS sheepskin.
The new model for Barefoot is the Merlyn. This is a dressage model with extra short flaps for the cob, smaller horse or the short legged rider.
Very smart design in a soft leather, soft knee rolls, lower cantle and deep seat.
Narrow seat- twist that allows more contact for the rider. Adjustable S curve stirrup plate to allow the precise positioning of the leathers for the rider. This is an open attachment, similar to the E bar design not used on Barefoot, but an S shape. This might mean you do not require a safety stirrup as with the closed rings, but I am awaiting confirmation on this point.
I haven’t heard of these before so not sure how long they have been around.
Translated from German. It looks to be available in suede or leather. Can be ordered in various colours and comes with a standard or cut back front. Flat stirrup bars and d rings front and back.
The pad has the Y girthing system with a stabilizing and cushioning soft foam core inside. Non slip sympanova underside, with two velcro strips for optional paneling. These are sold separately, the upholstery of the panels can be customized.
Waiting for permission to add photos of this product.
via Saddling up the big guy
Lovely horse and an equally lovely post.