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INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF BAROQUE AND ACADEMIC EQUESTRIAN EDUCATION TACK STORE

In the tack store you will see hand-picked products from around the world selected by Master Sanders for you and your horse. All items will be those Master Sanders uses and or has tested fully to his satisfaction. You will notice the prices are fantastic and the best I know of. Click on catagory below to go to items.

 

Baroque Tack Store Zaldi Dressage Saddles Zaldi Dressage Saddles Baroque Saddle Pad Baroque Stirrups

 

 

Saddles: There is so much to do today about saddles. I have to tell you when I went to Portugal at first I was amazed that all of the horses that were brought into the arena of all different sizes and mixed breeds were ridden with no concern for which saddle from the selected bunch in the tack room went on them.

 

I was amazed, no sore backs etc., and all the things you hear now to keep people buying saddles. It was explained to me that it was more important that the saddle had the old flat panel shape and that spread out to fit a variety of horses and caused far less problems than the large puffy rounded panels seen on modern saddles.

 

I can also tell you I don’t like treeless saddles. In many cases they put all of the weight of the rider in one spot since there is nothing to spread it out on the horse. So, as time goes by the horse gets more and more sore and more and more rank, especially in the canter. Trees have been used for centuries for a reason. It spreads the weight over the horse’s back. The idea of a treeless saddle was tried hundreds of years ago and abandoned. Even now many makers are going to a so-called partial-treed saddle (back to the tree in other words) as they are finding the support is needed by horse and rider.  So you don’t feel like your sitting on a bare back pad with your legs sticking out!

 

Here at the school I have never had a horse with a sore back, a horse that could not raise the back or have any saddle issues (as so many claim to have) and have been using the Zaldi Lusitanus for years. The saddle has been used in hundreds and hundreds of lessons, and all the riders love it at once. Many of my students have sold their $4,000 famous-name dressage saddles as soon as they have ridden in the Zaldi Lusitanus.  It has been on Paso Finos to Friesians. As a matter of fact, a student bought my wife's Zaldi Lusitanus saddle for her Friesian. No other saddle had worked on him, treeless and all, and at once all of his problems stopped after using it.

 

At the school in Portugal the Zaldi Lusitanus also became a favorite of all the riders once it came out, as it was copied from the Portuguese school’s work saddles and then refined.

 

Zaldi, a leading European saddle manufacturer, has been constructing, designing and improving saddles for four generations. Zaldi uses scientific research combined with skill, quality, and commitment to artistry. These beautifully designed riding saddles have real wool flocked panels with a double layer latex rubber padded deep seat constructed on a special ZALDI tree which incorporates total strength, flexibility and lightness---and are fully guaranteed. The leather is carefully selected European box-calf and is available in a good selection of sizes and several color combinations.

 

By the way, the large square flap is much better for the leg of the rider as when you put it back, say on a passage etc. it does not get soiled by the horse’s sweat. To me it looks far more elegant.

 

The regular model, Zaldi Lusitanus, does not have the great soft leather of the Luso Deluxe model. So, if you can afford it, get the better one. But if not, the Zaldi Lusitanus is also great. In my opinion it is far better than the current crop of expensive, take you to the poor house, dressage saddles that cost as much as a used car.  A student who just purchased the Luso Deluxe showed it to a local tack store owner who thought the price was at least $4,400 plus.

 

The prices are listed in US dollars. The listed price will fluctuate a bit based on the Euro. The customer will also pay for all shipping and associated costs to import the saddle from Spain. Figure on another $250 or so for reasonably, fast service and crating. Still, the prices we offer students are the lowest in the industry that I am aware of. If other Zaldi models are desired email me for the price.

 

 

Zaldi Lusitanus Saddle

Description: Made from selected European leather with
latex rubber seat. Dressage flap. Knee pad. Panel made of wool.
Tree made of special material, using the latest modern technology.
Five-year guarantee. Safety stainless steel stirrup bars.
Large girth strap. Seat Sizes: 17", 17 ½", 18", and 19".

Tree Sizes: Narrow - 30 cm, Medium - 32 cm, Wide - 33 cm,
and Extra Wide - 34 cm.

Colors: Black and Brass, Black and Silver,
Brown and Brass, Brown and Silver

Price: $1225.00  US dollars
plus shipping and handling (about $250.00)

Prices subject to fluctuate with the Euro.

Seat Size
Tree Size
Colors

 

 

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Zaldi Luso Deluxe Saddle

Top quality Lusitanus saddle made from the best selected European boxcalf leather - super soft with extra grip. Extra deep and balanced seat for best possible contact between you and your horse. Tree made of special material, using the latest modern technology. Five-year guarantee. Wool stuffed panels mold perfectly to your horses back. "V" Type girth straps. Many combinations of color and tree sizes are available with black and brown and either gold or silver studs offered. Just tell us what you want and we can see if it is available.
Email: willsanders@earthlink.net. Phone: (951) 738-1433.

Colors: Black and Chrome, Havana and Chrome, London and Chrome

Price: $1540.00 US dollars
plus shipping and handling (about $250.00)

Prices subject to fluctuate with the Euro.

Seat Size
Tree Size
Colors

 

 

Baroque Saddle Pad

Beautiful baroque-style hand made velvet saddle pad.
A great way to dress up your horse for your demo and pictures!

Price: $90.00 US dollars

plus $20.00 shipping and handling in the USA

Saddle Pad with Shipping and Handling

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Stirrups

These beautiful stirrups are unique. The top part aligns the rider’s foot directly into the stirrup. The tread is wide. The stirrups even have rubber on the edges to help keep the foot still and in the stirrup. I can supply these in brass or stainless steel and even gold plating upon request. 

Price: Stainless steel $120.00 pair. Brass $130.00 pair US dollars.

plus $20.00 shipping and handling in the USA.

Stirrup Finishes

 

Baroque-style Curb Bit

Featured in photos of my stallion in my book, "Baroque and Academic Training Concepts,” this beautiful silver baroque-style curb bit can be used with a double bridle with a small bradoon. It is high quality and hand-made. Normal size is a five inch mouth piece. Medium port as shown. Mouse-over bit to see larger image.

Price: $125.00 US dollars

plus $20.00 shipping and handling in the USA

 

Traditional baroque-type curb chains with graduated links reminiscent of the chains used in the fine old schools and much better for the horse. Available only if you purchase the baroque-style curb bit above. Colors: silver, brass or black.

Price: $16.00 US dollars plus cost of curb bit and shipping. $161.00

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Baroque-style Curb Bit with or without curb chain

Includes Shipping and Handling in the USA
Colors of Curb Chain

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New! Baroque Riding Caveson

Here is the Academie’s version of the ancient baroque riding caveson. This is used in place of any snaffle and should be paired with a curb bit in a double bridle format, or alone with a fully trained and responsive horse who has been taught to never pull on the hand. This is not to be confused with any lunging caveson. This riding version is made of glove soft leather over a fine flexible chain which molds at once to the nose of any size horse and gives responsive, but gentle signals to the horse who already has been schooled with the lunging caveson, communicative lunging and our proper work in-hand methods. It only has two rings which are set for the correct riding angle and no center ring is attached. These center rings have no use in normal riding and only serve to clank around and disturb the horse if used as a riding caveson. The side pieces which require metal rings are covered in a soft leather shield so the horse is fully protected with leather on the metal surfaces. This is far better leather than often seen on some Iberian products and the buckles are the high art baroque type to be true to the period this style of cavesson was developed in.

 

In the secound photo you can see how the flexible nose piece will mold to any size and shape required per horse. Also note the leather shields that cover the metal side pieces.

 

Price is $125.00 US dollars
plus $15 shipping and handling in the USA $25 non USA orders

 

Includes Shipping and Handling
Buckle Color

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Matching high quality leather reins

$50 plus $10 shipping and handling in the USA
$15 shipping and handling non USA orders.

 

Includes Shipping and Handling
Buckle Color

 

Matching Leather Curb Bit Hanger

$45 plus $10 shipping and handling in the USA
$15 shipping and handling non USA orders.

 

Includes Shipping and Handling
Buckle Color

 

All of the parts can be ordered in gold or silver colored buckles.

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New! Baroque Lunging Caveson

Here is the best caveson for working your horse in our communicative lunging. This caveson has a leather covered metal nose piece that never scars or harms the horse’s nose yet it is firm enough to transmit the correct signals and teach the horse not to pull. Since it is used for the teaching on the lunge line and first ground work it has the three rings attached to the nose piece. When the horse is trained in this on the lunge and in hand to be light and responsive you then can use the softer and lighter riding caveson under saddle.

 

Price is $125.00 US dollars
plus $15 shipping and handling in the USA. $25 non USA orders.

 

Includes Shipping and Handling

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Baroque Riding Cavesson

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