HERITAGE YIN-YANG LS VSD SADDLE with Freedom Shoulder Panels (for large shouldered and big moving horses)


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Description: The YIN-YANG – INNER BALANCE, VSD (LS) for Large Shouldered Horses. (Patent Pending) The totally unique LS range is only available from Heritage Bespoke Saddles : The VSD, GP and Dressage along with the LS jump/event versions, has been designed specifically for horses with large shoulders, where the rider needs a forward cut flap. A brilliant design…

“Attain Your Inner Balance” Yin-Yang : “Inner Balance” VSD LS (for Large Shouldered horses) Please read a testimonial for the (LS Jump) at bottom of this page

The VSD LS … As you can see in the photographs we cut the panel beneath the flap away from, and to accommodate, the larger shouldered horse. Then it has the knee roll on top of the flap away from the horses shoulder. This combination is perfect for the rider who wants a more forward flap but whose horse has large shoulders. This saddles panels and knee roll will, therefore, not hinder the horses movements, and will not be constantly pushed back by them either. This then enables us to cut the top flap more forward for those of you with longer legs, and those who like to ride short, giving you more room, as the top flap “floats” above the horses shoulder. Compared to traditional saddles, this massively lessens shoulder restriction and the horse will move better than it ever has!

The Saddle in these pictures is made from beautiful, soft, hard wearing Buffalo leather and this option is £100 extra.

The standard model has a finer grain leather.

The “insert” seat in the photos is is an extra £75.00, with a choice of leather or suede.

Long “Y” system Dressage style, straps/billets, see photo,  are an available option (free of charge) and we can supply the matching short girth if you choose this. This option removes the bulk of a girth and it’s buckles from under the flap, getting you closer to your horse. Standard 3 or 4 short straps each side is an option too, just let us know.

The twist and seat of both the above models are so well designed, that you do not have that unsecured feeling of “sitting on a fencepost” that so many saddles will give.

The level of contact with your horse and it’s subtle movements are enhanced, with all of our saddles, Creating a feeling of oneness with ones horse.
You can rest assured that, when choosing one of our Custom saddles, we will choose the correct tree to suit the horse and rider. This may include a higher arch, deeper seat, narrower twist etc.

It has a round cantle by default, but choose square if preferred, from drop down options.

The piping around the seat can be White, Black or Brown and you can have any colour piping/saddle combination.

This model is just one of the saddles in our Yin-Yang range and another stunning high quality 100% English Saddle. Let the Yin-Yang range of saddles help you to “Attain your inner balance”.

The VSD and GP LS saddle is £1199.00 (£1,299.00 Custom made)



Ruth newey sent a message using the contact form at https://heritagesaddlery.co.uk/contact.


Hi Matt,Just wanted to let you know that the yin-yang MKII (LS) made to measure jumping saddle is everything that you promised it would be. After seven years of trying to find a saddle that would fit both my beloved horse – Punch and myself, I will admit I was sceptical. I had been told so often by saddlers that it was asking the impossible due to my length of leg, I am six foot tall and my horses big shoulders and extremely-wide withers. I must have tried every make of saddle you can think of, even made to measure saddles which fitted Punch, but were too straight cut to be comfortable and safe for me. I had nowhere for my long legs to go so my knees stuck over theknee rolls, or over the edge of the saddle. Not good on a horse as sharp as mine! However, at last we have the perfect saddle. What a fantastic idea the Yin-Yang saddle is – the ideal solution! Already Punch is happier being saddled up and he strides out confidently while I at last have a comfortable ride. I have a lovely soft seat AND room for my very long legs! I am also so much more confident as I have knee rolls where they should be! We are off for a good gallop along the beach next week – with one of my friends -yippee!!I just wish I had known of you sooner. I would have saved myself a fortune in saddles that didn’t fit, despite being told that they did! I may also have saved myself a good few falls due to lack of knee rolls! Still they do say that all good things come to those who wait!! I would recommend this saddle to anyone who has problems finding a saddle to fit. It really does do what it promises and costs no more than other quality saddles. It really does fit both horse AND rider, because that is what it is designed to do. Other saddles may claim to be made-to-measure, but as I have discovered the basic saddle size and shape remains the same. After years in uncomfortable saddles I feel justified in saying that the rider’s comfort and safety are also important. In the past I have always had to sacrifice that- but thankfully no longer! I can now enjoy riding knowing that both of us are thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Cheers Matt. From Ruth and Punch. Wirral 10.07.2011

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