Touchstone Acres Lipizzan & QH Breeding and Sales

  We would be happy to assist you with fitting a Duett saddle to your horse. Our wide-backed Lipizzans love their Duett dressage saddles.  Duetts are especially good for wide horses, and are moderately priced. Arabians and Morgans find these saddles comfortable as well, as do Haflingers and any broad low withered horse. 

INTRODUCTION

Duett saddles are reasonably priced, well designed and crafted.  Our saddles are made with top quality craftsmanship and details, excellent leather (smooth bridle or grained), and first rate design by a major German-owned company which has been in business for over thirty years. Our saddle maker manufactures saddles for a number of well established labels in Europe.  The wider trees on these saddles are uniquely designed to fit wide horses like no other saddle made - but, we offer them for medium width horses, also!

 SADDLE MODELS 

DRESSAGE SADDLES

FIDELIO

The Fidelio is our fabulous new model, featuring:

  • Deep & soft seat
  • Long Billeting system with optional front point keeper
  • Herm Sprenger stirrup bars
  • Best quality leather
  • 3 sets of knee blocks--large, medium or small to suit the individual rider
  • Heat molded knee pad shaped over block
  • Gusseted, wool flocked panels

The Fidelio is a comfortable, beautiful saddle at an amazing price. We invite you to try it--you won't believe what we are offering!  This saddle puts you in exactly the right position to use your seat bones in dressage.  It is also extremely comfortable--no need to suffer while training dressage!  Our trainer was very impressed with it and is ordering one.  If we don't have the seat/tree you need in stock, we can order it for you.

Seat sizes: 17"-19",

Tree widths: from 32 to 38 cm.

ENCORE

The Encore dressage saddle allows you to feel the horse underneath and gives you great freedom. If you don’t like being held immoveable in the saddle, this one is for you! The Encore is very comfortable and easy to break in. It is an elegant model for the conventional dressage rider with an eye for style, for the close contact dressage enthusiast and a good choice for trail riders too, in my opinion. Its features are:

  • High quality smooth leather on the flaps
  • Smooth knee pads (see suede pads in Trail category)
  • Black nubuck leather seat for superior stability and grip
  • Removable knee blocks for those who want the closest contact

The saddle is designed so that when you remove the block, another piece of shaped leather covers the velcro area completely, keeping it free of horsehair.  This lovely saddle fits  wide backed horses well but also in a 32 fits my Thoroughbred filly.   As long as the withers aren't exceedingly large like Rexy's it can fit many breeds and widths.

The Encore is available in:

Seat sizes: 17.5", 18", 19" and now 20"

Tree widths: 32, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 cm

LARGO

The Largo has a deep seat and a semi-cutback pommel. Note: the Largo seat fits small due to the cutback. This saddle fits even my picnic-table-backed Lipizzan mares Takoma and Betalka, who wear a 40 cm.wide .Largo!   

Mihko in a Fidelio

Features::

  • Smooth bridle leather.
  • Choice of smooth knee pads or nubuck.
  • Black nubuck leather seat for superior grip.
  • Pronounced knee blocks (see detail view)

Note: Center billeting system is designed to allow maximum freedom to the horse as it moves. There is no interference with the shoulder and the horse is encouraged to round its topline as it develops muscle and strength in the discipline. This new billeting system is particularly desirable for very broad horses with big shoulders, who need to remain unrestricted in their movements. I recommend this model for Lipizzans!

  • Cutback pommel
  • Very deep, comfortable, well padded seat
  • Spacious gullet: about four fingers wide at the center of the tree
  • Wool flocked panels which conform to the body of the horse and are adjustable as your horse changes shape
  • Keepers on the bottom of the upper flap allow billets to be threaded through, which helps pull the flaps tight to the horse.
  • Pretty, soft gray piping around the seat--subtle, but elegant!

Seats sizes: 17.5, 18 and 19; a few saddles will be available in 20" seats.

Tree widths: 36 cm (extra wide), 38 cm (extra, extra wide,) and 40 cm (XXX wide.) 42 cm (super wide/humongous!--by special order)

ALL PURPOSE & EVENTING SADDLES

RONDO

The Rondo is a favorite all purpose saddle. As with all Duetts, the seat is superbly comfortable. The Rondo allows you to forget about the saddle underneath you ... it has no hard edges, no uncomfortable pommel, and it has a wide platform to sit on! The minute you get into it, you'll feel right at home.

RONDO 2 (BLACK)

Our black leather Rondo model is flexible and breaks in easily; the deep seat is extremely comfortable. As with all Duetts, the Rondo has wool flocking allowing for adjustment.

Features:

  • Smooth, elegant, upgraded bridle leather on flaps
  • Smooth, soft knee pads
  • Knee blocks
  • Crupper attachment on the wider trees

Seat sizes: 17”, 18”

Tree widths: Available in 34 cm (wide), 36 cm (extra wide) and 38 cm (extra extra wide) trees

RONDO 3 (BROWN)

Our popular Rondo model has two-tone brown features brown smooth leather. It is flexible and breaks in easily; the deep seat is extremely comfortable. As with all Duetts, the Rondo has wool flocking allowing for adjustment.

  • Smooth, soft, brown knee pads
  • Moderately large knee blocks for security
  • Crupper attachment on the wider trees

Seat sizes: Available in 17" and 18" seats--buy 18" if you normally ride in 17.5"

Tree widths: Available in 32 cm (medium), 34 cm (wide), 36 cm (extra wide) trees, and 38 cm (extra extra wide)

PRESTO EVENTING – FOXHUNTER SADDLE

This jumping saddle has a semi-deep seat, and fits horses with or without withers. Unlike the flat-seated, foam flocked close contact type of saddle, this one is deep and comfortable enough to be used for all purpose riding, too. You don't have to be up OUT of this saddle in order to tolerate riding in it! Because of it's deeper seat, it is a wonderful saddle for eventing and foxhunting--it'll keep you secure, but it has a moderately forward flap for taking the jumps.

Features: banana knee roll, padded flap, square cantle, smooth leather, wool flocked.

Seat sizes: 16.5", 17", 17.5" and 18"

Tree widths: 32, 34, 36 cm.

JUMPING SADDLES

COMPANION FOXHUNTER

The Companion Foxhunter is a variation on the Companion Trail model. This saddle is useful for trail riding, since it has the same comfortable padded seat, removable knee and calf blocks and the same tree and flap design. However, with short billets and two brass D rings on the right side of the seat, in gorgeous rich brown leather, it has the right look for foxhunters, or for trail riders who want a more traditional style. I love this saddle for my young horses starting unsaddle and for jumping or trail riding the dressage horses. You could even compete at lower levels in this model.   My Lipizzan mare Samira VI has started training in a Fox Hunter, and my Thorougbreds Keepawaye and Rex's Turn wear it too.

TRAIL SADDLE

COMPANION TRAIL SADDLE

Trail saddle designed by and for DUETT!

The Companion is built on the Rondo tree. This saddle is fantastically comfortable which make it ideal for both pleasure trail riding and endurance riding. The wool flocked panels are easy for fitters to adjust. This saddle also works well for riders who don't like a saddle that feels confining; the lower cantle/flatter seat can work well for riders with this preference.

These are the features of this fantastically comfortable saddle which make it ideal for pleasure, trail, endurance riding, and competition:

  • Lightly quilted, soft seat, comfortable for unlimited hours
  • Extended, wide, panels distributing rider's weight over a large area
  • Textured, grained brown leather on the flaps for added grip and stability -- durable, too!
  • Long billets keeping the rider's leg comfortable
  • Lots of D rings and a crupper attachment
  • Soft bridle leather on flaps
  • Straight flap encouraging proper rider balance
  • Wool flocking for adjustability
  • Wide gullet

NOTE: The photos show this saddle with short billets. It will be available with long dressage billets only.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Removable/moveable knee and calf blocks give the utmost in flexibility to the rider! You can remove the blocks for closest contact, or you can move them back to support your leg differently, or you can change the angle. When you remove the blocks, there is a piece of shaped leather which you can attach to the velcro to keep it clean. With the movable knee block, it's easy to move the block back towards your knee and keep a nice, straight leg. Or--take the big front block off and move the little block forward, allowing more room for your leg or for shorter stirrups.

Seat sizes: Available in 17", 18", 19", and 20"

Tree widths: 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40 cm

NOTE: This saddle also works well for gaited horses, allowing the rider to optimize use of weight aids.

Note: this saddle does not have long panels and will not encourage pressure on the horse's loins. Comfort for the horse is primary, as in the design of all Duett saddles.

PRICES--generally $900-1700, email me for details.

2015 Prices



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