This round skirted saddle is ideal for trail riding. Beautiful hand tooling and contrasting black seat and strings make the 1750 Julie Goodnight Wind River a truly gorgeous saddle. With the Flex2® tree technology, it conforms to the horse’s back while providing rider weight distribution and is lightweight.
Flex2® skirts have a shock-absorbing neoprene filler for the horse and rider’s comfort; skirt has a close contact design for precise cueing, a Slip-Not™ skirt liner for easy care with XPG™ gel bar pad for your horse’s comfort, Impact Foam seat with narrow twist and broad pocket for all-day comfort, Softee® seat jockeys and fenders provide a “ready to ride” saddle to minimize rider’s knee and ankle strain because they are broke in right from the start. ErgoBalance stirrups™ and pre-twisted stirrup leathers reduce knee and ankle fatigue while promoting balanced riding.
“All the features of the Monarch, with a round skirt to suit close coupled horses. The Flex2® tree allows for plenty of rider support and weight distribution. I am close to the horse in just the right spot on his back for a balanced ride and good control. These are high-quality saddles at a great price.” – Julie Goodnight
The PEAK Performance™ saddle line is designed and ridden by Julie Goodnight. She is a trainer, clinician, host of the TV show Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, and she’s on the Advisory Board of the Western Dressage Association of America. Drawing from her varied background in English and Western riding and her strong upbringing in classical riding, Goodnight recognizes that regardless of discipline a balanced position for the rider and fit for the horse are fundamental. Goodnight’s saddles provide a correct seat, narrow twist, close contact feel, and absolute comfort for both horse and rider to make them the perfect multi-use performance saddles. Equally suitable for the arena, show ring, or on the trail, the Peak Performance™ saddles are great for trail riding, reining, cow work, and Western Dressage.
That's a great question! Julie Goodnight saddles are popular among riders of all ages and genders, they're very comfortable and have a lot of great features that benefit all riders. Anyone can ride in a Julie Goodnight saddle and love the design. We've found that a lot of women, men, and English crossover riders love the narrow twist, equitation style position, and padded seats of the Julie Goodnight models.