Kuda Saddles Australia was established in late 2013 so is still a very recent addition to Holistic Equine Sports Therapy (H.E.S.T.). Owner, Dianne Pascoe, is a qualified equine sports massage therapist (A.C.A.T.T. 2004) and saddle fitter.
H.E.S.T. was established in July 2004 and since then Dianne has run a busy equine sports therapy business in the Hepburn Shire and Macedon Ranges of Victoria, Australia. As a result of many years treating sore backed horses due mostly to ill fitting saddles, Dianne decided to find a way to deal with the source of the problem i.e. the cause, rather than just dealing with the result.
After almost 10 years promoting and selling treeless saddles, Dianne became frustrated by their limitations. Saddle instability was the greatest source of frustration. However due to poor rider/weight distribution, the weight limit imposed on treeless saddles was also a frequent disappointment for riders. However, Dianne was determined not to return to the use of treed saddles as she knew this was not the answer either.
In 2013 Dianne discovered Kuda Flexible Saddles and after many, many hours of testing, she concluded that these saddles would indeed be the perfect compromise between treed and treeless saddles.
Kuda Flex Saddles are made in America and were originally designed for Gaited horse breeds such as the Missouri Fox Trotter, Rocky Mountain Horse and the Paso Fino and Peruvian Paso.
Kuda Flex Saddles are also now made to suit all horse breeds from narrow high withered Thoroughbreds to super broad backed Quarter horses and of course the notoriously short backed Arab! The entire range of Kuda Flex Saddles are much much shorter front to back than any other Western saddle on the market.
If you have been dreaming of a saddle with the security of a Western or Half Breed saddle but still want to feel close to your horse's back as you do in an English saddle, then look no further! Kuda Flex Saddles are just what you've been waiting for!
The Kuda models range from gorgeous light weight Western saddles with or without a horn to stunningly comfortable and versatile Endurance saddles. There are also two beautiful and highly versatile English models to choose from.
Kuda Flexible Bar Saddles are built on the Equi-Fit Flexible Tree made by Steele Saddle Tree Company USA. Steele have been making trees for over 160 years so you can rest assured their trees are one of the best available in the World today.
We offer our customers the comfort of a sound 10 day return policy on all new saddles purchased. Please read full details on our return policy page.
You will also find top quality saddle pads to go with the Kuda Flexible Saddle range, plus pre loved Saddlery and tack at very reasonable prices.
Any questions please feel free to drop us a line or give us a call. Why not mooch around for a bit, there is plenty of great stuff here to see!