Category Archives: Sensation Saddles

Sonoran Saddle For Sale

Received this week and available for sale, this 16.5 ” Sensation saddle is very attractive and ready to ship out to someone who doesn’t want to wait!

Loaded with extras!  Priced at $1800 US, includes shipping.




Flap shortened 1″, but with removable standard rigging so it will fit all size riders with more swing to the stirrup.   16.5″ Western seat size with grey foam. Tobacco Glovetan on Brown Nappa with matching brown seat. Tall Western swell and cantle. SS Hardware. Cheyenne roll on back of seat. UBL on bar area of underside. 12092039 $1800 USD includes shipping.  

Add saddle pad, Sensation girth, stirrups, and breast plate for an additional $425 USD.

Click HERE for more information on the Sensation saddle line and the Sonoran model!

Marchador Saddle Pad

The Horseshoe M brand is the recognized symbol for the Mangalarga Marchador world-wide.   The brand is applied by the ABCCMM (Brazilian association) on all Marchadors that pass inspection.




Dana of Nicker’s Saddlery is making a new saddle pad with the Marchador M brand logo prominently, yet elegantly displayed.

The Marchador Saddle Pad will be made similar. This is the FIRST prototype! Since then, we have rounded the swallow-tail edge.


The pad has a core of waffle weave material. The pad construction is very breathable and high quality materials, suitable for any saddle, including treeless.    There is a zipper  in a strategically placed location  to allow shims if needed.  The wear guard is synthetic, so it washes well.

Saddle pads will come in a choice of colors eventually.   However, this early in production, we are offering just black and white.  The M brand logo will be in the traditional RE

Pre-order yours today!   Pricing will be right around $200.



NEW! The Western Gaucho Saddle

We have some exciting news!  Dana @ Nickers Saddlery has completed a new saddle model – the Western Gaucho. 

This saddle is inspired by the Brazilian saddles that the cowboys, or Gauchos as they are called, ride their Mangalarga Marchadors in. Although the style is not exactly as the gauchos use (each gaucho often handcrafts their own version of a saddle) the style takes some elements of what the gaucho saddle is often seen with. 

How is the Western Gaucho different than the Western Sport? The rear jockey is larger, wider and more shaped,  the seat has a Cheyenne roll on a tall western cantle, there is a rear cinch ring which may be used for center fire rigging or with a rear cinch. This model comes standard with western D rigging, and a ring for removable billet or buckle for stirrup attachment.

The fenders, rear jockeys, swell, seat pattern and underside are all the same as the Western Sport.

The weight on this saddle is our heaviest at 15lbs.. The length is the same as the western sport at 23″.

The Western Gaucho will retail for $1680.




The Mane Event – Canada, here we come!

It’s the largest equine trade show in Canada and we will be there!   April 26-28 in Red Deer Alberta Canada!  We hope to meet you there.  Booth G-6 and also speaking in the LECTURE HALL.

For more information on the EVENT, follow this link:

Click here to download the Marchador brochure we made for the show!  MM BROCHURE 

We are going to promote the Marchador breed and here is why.  In a cooperative effort, Summerwind Marchadors, Flying Oaks Ranch and Nickers Saddlery are pooling resources to promote the Marchador breed in Canada.   Summerwind is a distributor of Nicker’s Saddles, the treeless Sensation Saddles here in the U.S.

From our press release:   In April, the population of Mangalarga Marchador horses in Canada almost doubled in April with the importation of 4 new Marchadors into British Columbia from Flying Oaks Ranch of Kaw City Oklahoma!


Some of the new Marchadors will be trained, shown and offered for sale by Dana Johnsen of Nickers Saddlery, Penticton, B.C.    Nickers will be adding the Marchador horse into their product line and promoting the Marchador breed in Canada!  The grand opening of this collaboration between Flying Oaks Ranch, Summerwind and Nickers Saddlery will be at the Mane Event in Red Deer, AB April 26-28, 2013.  



Sensation Saddles on Sale!


Until March 17th, take 15% off my in-stock Sensation saddles and free shipping is included!

If you are interested in learning more about the saddles and why they are so different, please visit the entire Nicker’s Saddlery website by clicking here.

  • proven treeless design
  • adaptable to many horses and different riders (bolsters can shorten the seat up to one full size)
  • replaceable or exchangeable seat
  • quality leather that lasts

You can custom build your own saddle to your specifications.  Timing for that is about 8 weeks (including shipping)   Or you can see if one of the available saddles fits you!  Click for the saddles available in stock from Nickers Saddlery in Canada.

Here are the saddles I have in-stock for sale.  With bolsters, you can change the seat size to make it smaller – great if you are using the saddle with other people!  To complete the saddle package, you can add a Sensation Self-Centering Girth, Treeless Saddle Pad, and stirrups.

Contact me to put your package together  (602) 999-3915 or email

Sonoran #29061416 16.5″ Poron seat. Black Deertan on Dark Calico Coffee Bean. UBL underside. Removable center billet. $1508  MSRP — 15% off $1282  SOLD!

The dark cailco coffee bean is a unique leather that takes on character, but remains tough through the years, it is combined with our black deertan – a proven durable leather. The seat of this saddle combined with the longer flap feel of the G4 would make this a nice option for a taller rider.

Hybrid #28091563 15.5″ seat with poron foam.  Black Suede on Black Weaver Nubuck with Turquoise knee/thigh roll and binding.  Brass Hardware, G4 Rigging.Tall Western cantle, Hybrid swell. $1443 MSRP   15% off  $1226  SOLD!

The grippy seat and flap of this saddle ensures rider security. Turquoise butter-soft deertan makes this saddle very unique. Nickers can make a matching breastplate and bridle!

Hybrid #07091541 16.5″ Med. blue seat foam. Black Dove on Black Nappa. Tall western swell and cantle. SS hardware ISA up. $1443  MSRP — 15% OFF $1226. SOLD! 

Saddle with black nappa or bullhide have a unique feel to them, in that they have that “broke-in” feel almost right away! This saddle has a larger seat and will accept riders that are short as well as tall.

Formal Dressage #07091540 17.5″ seat with grey seat foam. Black Elegance on Black Stormy. UBL Underside. Reduced Pommel. G4 Rigging. SS Hardware. $1310  MSRP — 15% OFF  $1114  SOLD!! 

This saddle is a classic,clean lined option AND has the UBL+ option for adhereing to shims or our saddle pads. The reduced pommel is nice for riders who have an uphill horse or wish to have their stirrup leathers hung slightly more forward.





2 demo saddles very slightly used, also for sale, fully equipped.  Sonoran and Western Trail.