Henri De Rivel


The elaboration of a good saddle is based in the sum of very import technical details which are combined during the production process. Our artisans have been very carefully trained and selected. Our technical designers have acquired knowledge from the world’s best saddlers who they have shared both their views and their work while participating in joint ventures.
We are proud to say that we are able to do what others cannot do. We do not have design limitations and are always improving in technological developments and quality.
All of our effort are aimed at satisfaying our faithful customers: the Horseman and the Horse.


Measuring the rider to choose the saddle seat size
Saddle seat:

The size of the seat has to be selected based on the weight and body of the rider, and to the saddle model as well. Normally, in flatter seat saddles, the seat suze coud be smaller than in a deep seat one for the same rider. The rider should be able to lace 3 fingers in front and behind when sitting in his correct seat size saddle.
Saddle Flap:
The saddle lap size will depend on rider thigh length.The top from the ridingboot should go at 3 or 4 cm over the flap from the saddle.


Measturing the horse to choose the
saddle width

- Hold your horse standing square in a level ground.
- Take a 30 to 40 cm flexicurve measuring.
- Take a piece of chalk or tape.

When the horse has his head up, feel with your fingers the top edge of his scapula, and then mark a point with the chalk.
4 to 5 cm behind the highest point of his scapula, bend the flexicurve on this point over the withers.
Try to copy the exact contour of the wither squeezing the fexicurve to the horse.
Lift the flexicurve carefully, and trace the inside profile onto a paper.
This curve on the paper will help you to choose the correct widht size of the Henri de Rivel Saddle by placing on the HdR Saddle Fitting Guide.
Be shure to select the correct saddle width for your horse.

HdR Saddle Fitting Guide