"Hi Leon I ride for Struan and would just like to say how much easier my riding is with the 18kg saddle you made for Struan for me to get my weight without carrying extra weights. The saddle arrived the night of the ride so I had never used it and had faith in your saddles and used it for the 160km and both the horse and rider came through there first 160 something I have wanted to do for many years. Keep up the good work and thanks again Maureen"
"Baie Dankie vir jou werk wat verseker het dat ons saals Saterdag met oornag versending by ons uitgekom het. Ons het Saterdagmiddag ons eerste "outride" op hulle gedoen en is meer as gelukkig. Daar is maar net nie beter en lekkerder saal as n Liversage saal nie!!! Ek gaan vanmiddag die perde opsaal en afneem en dan die fotos vir julle plaas. Nogmaals dankie!! Anmar van Dyk"
"Vandag gou my saal deurgevat vir herstelwerk,dankie aan Kylon, Marietjie en werkers, vir die flinke diens, my saal is sommer weer splinternuut!! Gerda Swart.Vandag gou my saal deurgevat vir herstelwerk, dankie aan Kylon, Marietjie en werkers, vir die flinke diens, my saal is sommer weer splinternuut!! Gerda Swart"
This saddle has been developed as a low maintenance saddle, mainly for farm work. The tree has been mainly designed to accommodate hardworking horses that tend to lose weight, so that the saddle does not damage the horses back ensuring maximum weight distribution. This saddle only comes in a medium fit.
This Saddle has been developed for the rider that wants an affordable saddle that would give him a neat look, comfortable ride and durability. The saddle is built on the bushwacker tree with a more exclusive finish.
Kiddies Cowboy: This saddle is designed as a very affordable western saddle for kids. Stirrup leathers are custom made for children.
Trail Rider: This saddle has been developed for comfort and hacking over long distances. The saddle is designed for hard work and effective trail riding.
Legend: The Legend is developed for a more exclusive look. The pommel and cantle is neatly braided and the seat and fenders are finished with double panelled leather.
Hacker: This saddle has the exclusive finish of the legend but the tree is slightly sloped forward to accommodate the larger rider.
The Trail Rider Cowboy is build on the trail rider tree with the same features as the legend with a western horn. The pommel and cantle is neatly braided and the seat and fenders are finished with double panelled leather. Tested and approved this saddle can be recommended and is available complete with stirrups, stirrup leathers and girth.
The haboob is our latest addition to the Trail Rider Family. It was designed as a compact Close Contact saddle, light weight with all the features of the perfect endurance saddle
Sport Light: This saddle is specifically designed for endurance riding and is lighter. This saddle is the only saddle that does not have multiple stirrup leather adjustments as this saddle is specifically built to give a sensitive balance. Placing the rider in the exact balancing point.
Enduro Light: The Enduro light is designed specifically for Endurance riding. This saddle is the lighter version of the full leather enduro. Multiple stirrup adjustments.
Full Leather Enduro: The full leather Enduro is designed specifically for Endurance riding. Fully fitted with veg tanned leather giving more weight for the lighter rider. Multiple stirrup adjustments. Available in a medium and wide fit.
The Kentucky was designed by Leon Liversage to give the rider the security of a western saddle with all the privileges of an endurance saddle. It has a medium fit and has a deep snug seat for jittery horses. This saddle was a joined venture between father and son.
Its a endurance racing saddle made out of carbon fiber light weight .Comfortable for horse and rider.
Leon's main focus on designing a saddle is: The saddle tree in mainly developed to fit the horse prior to leather work and panel fitting. The shape at the pommel is to extend downward and rearward to either side of the central connective piece. This cut provides for increased shoulder movement placing the saddle behind the scapula muscles. The flexible stiffer enhances the total area of movement of the shoulder and muscle area without displacing the saddle or the rider by bending away and freeing up the shoulder movement. This patent complemented by a balanced rigging system supports the centre of gravity in all the gates to balance the rider and there is no need for serious tightened girths.
Measurements of horse is taken. How to measure my Horse: Find the position just behind the shoulder at the end of the mane. Bend a wire in half and place it over the horse and then shape it to conform to the contours of the horse's sides, Remove the shaped wire and place flat on a sheet of paper, Trace the inside of the shaped wire on the paper, Fax or email this with your details to the office
Contact the office with your requirements and place an order. All saddles are handmade and takes from 2 - 4 weeks to complete
Order is placed with the workshop to manufacture your tree according to measurements received. Tree received in workshop - construction of leather work begins. Saddle is nearing completion
Complete saddle is received in front office. Customer is contacted. As soon as payment is received saddle will be couriered to the client.