Identifying your Native Pony Saddle Company Saddle

All Saddle Exchange Native Pony Saddle Company Saddles will have a Green Nailhead, The Native Pony Cold Leather Stamp & Gold Flap Nail under the skirt by the “D” Ring with native pony saddle company written on it.

All Saddle Exchange Native Pony Saddle Company Saddles will have a Green Nailhead, The Native Pony Cold Leather Stamp & Gold Flap Nail under the skirt by the “D” Ring with native pony saddle company written on it.

An early Native Pony Native Pony Saddle Company Mountain & Moorland by Saddle Exchange pre 2009, this model has a gel panel.

An early Native Pony Native Pony Saddle Company Mountain & Moorland by Saddle Exchange pre 2009, this model has a gel panel.

Identifying your Native pony Saddle is not as hard as it might firm appear.

The Original Native Pony Saddle Company Saddles have changed over the years and all three of our teams of saddle makers have made the saddles at one time or another. As the saddles are hand made they put their personality into the saddles, this makes it easy to identify a saddle and it’s age based on who made it.  All  Native Pony Saddle Company Saddles are stamped with the logo on the flap, have the characteristic green nail head and a white name plate under the flap over the stirrup bar.

The first Native Pony Saddles were made around 2000 by the same saddle maker who now makes our Pony Saddle Company saddles, they had brass nail heads and these saddles were made for Hayley Hyde- Andrews, the person who owned the brand before Saddle Exchange .

These saddles are different in design, are not adjustable and often had thin gel panels.

Once we owned the name we continued to use the same maker to make the Native Pony Saddle Company branded saddles until 2009,  saddles made by this, the original maker of the saddles have the identification number printed into the leather, vertically down the rear of the sweat flap on the left hand side. This number is made up of numbers and usually one letter. A saddle like this will have been made between 2000 and 2009.

The Native Pony Saddle Company Mountain & Moorland. By Saddle Exchange Saddling Solutions, Deeper seat, Native Pony Panel

The Native Pony Saddle Company Mountain & Moorland. By Saddle Exchange Saddling Solutions, Deeper seat, Native Pony Panel

A Native Pony Saddle Company Mountain & Moorland Saddle made post 2007.

Original Native Pony Saddles have also been made by our 2 other saddle making teams, the numbers on these newer saddles date from 2007 and they stamp the identification number either in the middle of the sweat flap or usually on the left hand side high up in the back corner of the sweat flap, depending on which person made them. The numbers have no letters and 4 digits.

If you compare the  two pictures you can see that this is basically the same saddle design, just made by different people so slightly different in appearance and feel.

All these saddles were adjustable when first sold and we hold records when the work was done by ourselves.  Older saddles whichdate back to pre 2009 will only be adjusted at the discretion of Dean Woodward based on his assessment of the condition of the tree at the time of adjustment.

All saddles sold either by Saddle Exchange Ltd or Saddle Exchange Saddling Solutions were registered on our database when originally sold so feel free to contact us if you would like specific information on your saddle, please note we will need the identification number or the name and address of the person who originally purchased it from us in order to look it up.

Since late 2010 Native Pony Saddle Company branded saddles have been available from two sources, ourselves and  Native Pony and Cob Saddles Ltd. These saddles although bearing the trademarked Native Pony logo now have a Black Nailhead and vary in design and appearance from the originals.

Made by a different saddle maker, they are completely unrelated to us in any way , please therefore contact Native Pony & Cob Saddles Ltd directly for information on these saddles.


19 comments on “Identifying your Native Pony Saddle Company Saddle
  1. Lisa Gardner says:

    Please could you identify saddle:
    1168

    for me please.

    Thanks!

    • Gini Woodward says:

      Hi Lisa, this is a saddle that was made by Andrea Hicks, It’s not one of ours I’m afraid, please contact A H Saddles for details.

  2. Mrs E Fenatem says:

    10 175 5468 please can you tell me if this is a number on one of your saddles Thanks

  3. Jane says:

    Hi,

    Please could you tell me if you made a cob Glen saddle with the code 1257?

    Any info is much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jane

  4. Rowan Lockyer says:

    Please could you identify saddle with a number 3l1405 there are other numbers 180 an 8f

  5. Michelle Bradley says:

    could you identify my saddle please its says 17.5 then 3 F 1 1 3 9 6F

  6. Lucie Elwin says:

    Could you please tell me any information about saddle number: 6F12373

    Many thanks,
    Lucie

  7. Makindi Trim says:

    Please can you find out information on: 1206
    I can’t remember what make it was and if it had an adjustable tree or not.

  8. Michelle says:

    Hi please could you tell me the ‘style’ of my saddle, number 3132
    Many thanks
    Michelle

  9. jo woodhead says:

    HI im looking at a size 6 fit Fen Show saddle , how wide it the channel on this size and any other measurements you can give e on a size 6 fit please

    • Gini Woodward says:

      hi Jo, the saddles vary depending on age, panel and tree option. if you would like to email us photos or the horse or pony you are trying to fit we can advise you accurately (:

  10. Nicola mulley says:

    Hi my native saddle appears to be coming away underneath as the leather is very thin also my poor boy has developed hollow pockets either side of his back under the cantle seat area. Just wondering if the saddle needs a reflock? Thanks

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