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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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Recently my husband purchased me the Obrigado saddle for my short backed thoroughbred mare. Who knew my long thoroughbreds actually had short backs? For nearly two years prior I had been riding her in a saddle which I didn't know fit horribly improperly for her. It was too long and too tight and it put me in a horrible seat. I knew it wasn't great but it wasn't until I met with a coach who pointed out just how bad it was. During that time, I had attributed my mare’s behavior of "running out" from under me and hollowing her back to prance around as simple behavior and "full of piss and vinegar" for the first 10 minutes of every ride. I assumed it was just a habit from her racing days. Once it was pointed out to me that it was actually a pain response to her saddle I felt horrible and sick! Immediately getting rid of the saddle I spent the next few months riding her bareback at a walk (oh those withers!) Waiting for the saddle fitter to come and help us find an alternative. Riding bareback I found I sat right up front directly behind her whither and with my leg falling naturally right behind her leg. A quiet spot that made me feel the most at one with her and that gave me a proper seat. Natalie (the fitter) arrived in the early spring and we tried a number of saddles for my mare. Each time, she'd race around the arena semi in control with me constantly trying to find my way back to "my seat". Poor Natalie probably thought we were terribly suited to each other as we ripped circles and kicked up dust. One speed that was all we had. Finally we put the Obrigado on. I climbed into the saddle and (feeling slightly defeated...and embarrassed) off we went. I could tell something was different immediately at the walk. My mare was happy! She was relaxed! With her head down low and her back much higher she had found her saddle. I asked for a trot and we got one from a content horse. No more short steps and hollowed back. A canter was a canter! Not that semi controlled hand gallop with her trying to get out from under me or the saddle. I had a horse with more gears than simply 1st and 5th. And I love that it keeps me sitting right there up front where I like to be and without the double flap I can't help but forget there's a saddle there at all between me and my horse. Tricksy picked her saddle within moments of it being put on her back with undoubtedly a sigh of gratitude that I could easily feel and my coach could clearly see. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you is all there is to say to the folks who designed this saddle for horses like mine and riders like me.

— Lindsey Horner - Peace River, AB

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