Trainer’s Mate


The Mathew Murray Trainer’s Mate perfectly balances your need for a super-tough but light-weight fender saddle.
• 1st Grade full-grain Hermann Oak skirting leather
• Sturdy Wattus-Cormick carbon-fibre tree
• Top quality fittings
• Seamless seat with a capped cantle
• Rigging C’s
• Fully mounted
• Great saddle for long days in the saddle, going bush, breaking and riding a lot of horses

Product Description

The ultimate in super-strong but lightweight saddles, the Mathew Murray Trainer’s Mate is comfortable and hard-wearing.  With 1st grade, full-grain, Hermann Oak skirting leather and a sturdy Wattus-Cormick carbon-fibre tree the Trainer’s Mate is great for going bush, breaking and riding a lot of horses. It is a good all-round, hard-wearing saddle designed to keep you secure, but balanced, and in a good riding position for training horses.  (13″ SQH saddle = 14kg)

You can customise your Trainer’s Mate with the following options:

  • Colour – Redgum, Chocolate brown, Natural
  • Tree spread – Quarter horse, Semi-quarter horse, Stock horse
  • Tree size – 11″, 12″, 12 1/2″, 13″, 13 1/2″, 14″, 14 1/2″, 15″, 15 1/2″, 16″, 16 1/2″, 17″
  • Rigging – Standard, 3-way
  • Girth – Cord, Anti-gall
  • Stirrups – Rollertop oxbows, 4-bar, Oxbows with tread, Leather-covered oxbows (+$200),
  • Fittings – Brass, Stainless Steel
  • Style – Rough-out seat only, Rough-out seat and pads only, All rough-out, All smooth-out
  • Tooling – Basketweave stamping on fenders or rear skirt (+$150), Basketweave stamping on fenders & rear skirt (+$300), Floral carving (+$600)
  • Lining – Felt, White or Gold sheepskin (+$200)
  • Additional – Crupper (+$150)
  • Freight – Australia (+$75)

Mat has a wealth of experience in the horse industry and understands what it takes to build a saddle from scratch to suit both you and your horse.  Feel free to contact Mat and the team to discuss your options or obtain a quote.