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Devin – Western Trail Saddle

4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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A Western Saddle Made Just for Women!

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At Schleese Saddlery we recognize the unique physiology of female riders focusing on our mission as the female saddle specialist.

Having proven the benefits of proper female fitting in the English riding markets, we are pleased to introduce the same, successful philosophy to the Western riding market with the introduction of our Devin Saddle.

As stated by our founder, Jochen Schleese, “In a world that has historically had a ‘one size fits all’ mentality, our hand constructed well appointed, superior quality western saddle is the only brand that ensures maximum comfort and performance custom made for female riders – achieving the perfect partnership between horse and rider for the ultimate riding experience”.

We accomplish this through unparalleled craftsmanship, world-class experience, and superior fitting practices.  Our infinitely adjustable saddles are designed for the female physiology, creating truly life-changing comfort and responsiveness.

Devin – Western Trail Saddle

Devin is our premier saddle Western Trail Saddle. It is the first western saddle designed specifically for women riders who desire a lightweight product that is infinitely adjustable.   The Devin Western saddle has a number of benefits:

Advantages of our Devin Saddle

Features for Optimum fit for your Horse

Benefits for the Rider

Custom fit for a woman’s anatomy Adjustable panel fitting elements to fit every horse and can be refit to the horse as it changes and develops Adjustable seat balance to accommodate different body types
Infinitely adjustable for both horse and rider Western AdapTree® that flexes with the lateral movement of the horse Interchangeable and adjustable Western/English rigging system
Maximum comfort A wide channel for spinal clearance to promote back health Adjustable stirrup bars to accommodate different body types
Injury prevention Large weight bearing bars for added support allowing freedom of movement Your choice of sheepskin, leather, and wool felt panel fitting elements


Schleese Logo Western Saddle Covers

Western saddle covers available $59.00.





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Additional Information

Weight 12 kg

Seat designed for the Female Pelvic Axis.


15.0″, 16.0″


Includes 1 Set of 4 foam seat inserts that you can use to personally customize the comfort of your own saddle seat.


Western Rigging System, English Billeting System


Yes, No


Wool Felt with inserts, Natural Sheepskin with inserts, Leather with inserts
1 Package includes 14 pieces of Fitting Foam Panel inserts.
Additional sets are available for $250/set (your choice from the 3 options above).


Combination of premium European soft Leather or suede (seat only) and traditional high quality western-style leather.


Dark Brown Premium Leather, Dark Brown Suede, Chestnut Premium Leather, Black Premium Leather, Black Suede Leather


Dark Brown, Chestnut, Natural-Tan, Black


Star Range, Celtic Knot, Barbed Flower, Brass Shoe
Includes, as standard, two “Charity Ribbon” conchos on the cheyenne roll.


Stainless Steel Buckle, Brass D-Ring, Silver Nickel D-Ring


Short – 14″, Regular 16″


Lightweight Polyurethane covered with leather. If you have not chosen a tooling option on your saddle, the irons will be covered in plain leather. If you have chosen a ‘border’ tooling option on your saddle, the irons will be covered in the same pattern.


Yes, No


Oak Leaf Pattern, Floral Leaf Pattern
$500 for any combination of tooling choosen.


Choose 1 BORDER Pattern and 1 FILL pattern from below:
Oak Leaf Border, Floral Leaf Border, Basket Weave Fill, Square Fill
$500 for any combination of tooling patterns shown.

2 reviews for Devin – Western Trail Saddle

  1. 5 out of 5


    Just received my Devin saddle yesterday….I’m in love with this saddle!!!! More importantly, my horse is too! Due to a back injury, she has not been ridden with a saddle for over a year while she had been rehabbing. The Schleese rep, Luanne Reaume, my friends, and I were utterly amazed how relaxed she was and how well she moved. I never realized, prior to my horse’s injury, how badly fitting my 2 saddles were; an endurance saddle and English. Since my greatest riding love is hitting the trails I tried to limit my search outside the scope of traditional English saddles…after hours of research, I felt I didn’t really have a choice for any saddle BUT an English which I really didn’t want. A friend who has a Schleeze dressage saddle sent me a link showing that the company was now putting out a western saddle I made an appointment with the Michigan rep, Luanne, Now…that being said I wasn’t really big on western saddles but when she brought out a sample saddle and we tried it out I was sold It was the ONLY saddle that fit that short back AND I was able to customize it without a horn and got exactly what I wanted. In the description of the saddle online there was no mention that the stirrups were ALREADY TURNED which to me, is a HUGE deal, having multiple knee operations. I also ordered leathers with this saddle so I can ride either English or western. There is no question that this saddle is worth every penny. By the way, my friend who has the Schleeze dressage ordered the Devon which she got yesterday also and loves it.

  2. 4 out of 5


    I purchased a Devin saddle this past spring and I find the deep seat very comfortable and my legs hang effortlessly correct! I love that the stirrups can be inter-changed between western or English with no hassle. The options of the stirrup bar positions are a wonderful idea as well. The ability to change the formation of the seat padding is also a good feature although I am careful to always check that the two screw-in Conchos are well tightened before riding. I have yet to add any [inserts] to the under side of the saddle itself. As I use the saddle on two slightly different shaped horses I have just been using a thicker pad to make the adjustment for fit quicker on the second horse. The saddle is light too! My horses love both the Devin and the English saddles purchased and that the service Julia [Curtis] provided was excellent. Also I think the option of a buck roll would be a nice option as well. All in all, the saddle is very lovely and has been used by a few of my fellow riders and each of them have found it easy to adjust to their liking and therefore giving them quite a comfortable ride. 🙂

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I had a wall full of ribbons from countless horse shows and I still wasn’t happy. I wasn’t happy because my horses obviously were not. I spent thousands of hours riding with very talented trainers, but no matter how well I could ride, there was still a void. I wanted to be better. I wanted to be more than a rider. I wanted to be a horseman, that is, horsewoman. So, in my never-ending quest for self improvement, I embarked on a journey that would change not only my life, but the lives of the horses for whom I have such a deep passion. I began to study everything I could get my hands on about horse behavior. This led me down another path to a degree in equine nutrition. But wait, there’s more! I soaked up information about hoof care and the latest breakthroughs in equine pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, and holistic healing like a sponge. I moved away from any training techniques involving pain, fear, and intimidation. I solicited the advice of trainers well-versed in the Classical Method of Dressage- no easy task in the Cutting Horse Capital of the World! I aligned myself with only those persons with a similar philosophy. Along the way, I met an amazing number of horses who, for various reasons, were placed in a recliner and destined for a life spent staring at a fish tank in someone’s nursing home of a back pasture, or worse, the kill pen. These horses had failed at their current careers due to physical and /or behavioral issues. Over and over I was encountering riders whose trainers and vets had given up on the horses. Somehow, it didn’t seem right. If these horses were okay for some life in a pasture or to be passed off to some other unsuspecting rider, why couldn’t they be made whole again? Plenty of humans retire from one career to begin another, so why couldn’t a low level eventer become someone’s next First Level dressage partner? I figured they simply needed someone with the knowledge to help them succeed and that person was going to be me. But, I am human and flawed, so even I could fail a horse. Enter GG, an exceptionally challenging mare. Try as I might, I just couldn’t figure out how to make her happy. She was terrific to be around- as long as I stayed off her back. So, without further adieux, I delved into the world of saddle fit. I was pretty sure I had it all figured out and was making some pretty good progress with the mare, but I wasn’t quite there. My saddle wasn’t horrible, but it still wasn’t quite right- and it certainly wasn’t doing me any favors. So, in a last ditch effort to find a way to ride this mare successfully, I began my search for yet another saddle- one that would suit both of us. A chance outing one evening landed me in Saddle Heaven. I had stumbled upon what would become a savior for even more of the horses entrusted to my care: Schleese Saddles. Not only are these saddles made for women (Hooray!) but they are also fully adjustable for the horse. A certified fitter from the company -in Schleese terms, an Ergonomist- comes to my farm at least every six months to fit the horses both statically and dynamically. The Saddle Fit for Life philosophy aligned perfectly with my own.  So, thanks to a chance meeting with Jochen Schleese and his wife, Sabine, the final piece of my puzzle fell into place and now I can be even more successful giving horses the futures they deserve- far from the kill pens and forgotten back pastures. Utilizing nutrition, holistic healing, environment, proper saddle fit, and the Classical Method of Dressage, I have been able to successfully heal horses with not only physical trauma, but psychological trauma, as well. My name is Jennifer Fulton and my focus is the Whole Horse.

— Jennifer Fulton - Aledo, TX

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