About Us and how the basket saddle came to be..

A MODERN TWIST ON A VICTORIAN CLASSIC

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Originally developed and designed for the Victorian elite the Basket Saddle has continued to combine our equestrian passion with the love for family time for over 175 years.

Over time, the art of making these fantastic hand built saddles sadly died off and they became antiques.... until The Basket Saddle Company decided to bring them back to life! 

HOW WE STARTED..

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I grew up around horses, in fact the first 15 years of my life I rode almost every day, my mother owned and ran a riding school so I didn’t really have a choice.. and after I fell in love with it.. neither did she! 

Fast forward 20 years to my first daughter .. I wanted her in a Saddle ASAP.. yet nothing I could find was safe enough, strong enough or cheap enough.. until I found a Basket Saddle .. it was a 2nd hand antique Basket Saddle on eBay.. if it wasn’t for its age and the bits missing... it would have been perfect .... the re-birth of the Basket Saddle began!

I now have 3 horse obsessed little girls all thanks to the Basket Saddle

The Modern Basket Saddle

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With safety and fun being at the forefront of the re-design while trying to keep the classic look and feel of the original Basket Saddles every Saddle comes with: 

  • Hand made Wicker Basket Saddle
  • Padded Numnah and Seat cushion
  • Leather girth straps suitable for a standard dressage girth
  • Quick release Safety belt

*Helmets and Smiles are recommended for every use