Saddle, Tudor, circa 1520

This saddle was built from scratch, including the tree, as are all the saddles made by Jeffrey Hedgecock.

The goal of this reconstruction was to create a saddle suitable to be used in jousting displays featuring Henry VIII of England. It needed to fit a range of somewhat large barrelled and average withered horses, possibly with the addition of a specific type of pad which is typically used in such circumstances where the saddle is not made to fit a particular individual horse.

The saddle features -

  • a hand-made tree of laminated and jointed wood
  • fibreglass and resin filleting and reinforcement
  • glued linen tree covering
  • billets arranged for buckling to modern style 2-buckle English girths
  • hand-formed and finished saddle steels, removable for cleaning
  • hand-stitched leather seat pad

This saddle can be custom made to fit a particular horse and rider. 

Tracings or 3D form of the horse's back will be necessary if the saddle is to be made for a specific horse. Instructions will be provided.

Wood, fibreglass & resin, linen, leather, felt, steel.

Jeffrey Hedgecock, 2008-9.

Allow up to 8 months for production.


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  • Model: HAA-custom
  • Shipping Weight: 50lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 09 January, 2012.