Our first new model of 2016 provides all the wonderful weight distributing features of all our other models, plus a very secure seat, while keeping weight and footprint to a minimum.
Swell choices include a "swommel", hybrid swell, western swell or tall western swell, each option gives the saddle a certain "feel". The rigging flap on the Chinook does not offer knee roll support, only keeping the rigging guarded against abrasion.
The seat on the Chinook offers a rider a roomy, relatively flat & open cushioned zone, unless the seat is contoured with a bolster.
Rings located at the rear and sides of the seats create attachment areas for cantle packs or water bottle holders for convenience on the trail. Front rings are for attaching an English or Western breastplate and carry handle.
Available in various choices of smooth to grippy leathers – check with Nickers or your dealer for the latest offerings. Hardware choices are Stainless steel or solid brass.
The Chinook can be made with the dressage cantle, hybrid cantle, western cantle, tall western cantle or removable cantle! The default options for the Chinook are swommel and medium western cantle.
Fenders may be easily added to the Chinook for a smaller footprint version of the western sport
Due to the numerous custom features available, our Sensation Ride™ treeless saddles are not available for online purchase. Instead, one of our Sensation Ride™ Specialists work with you personally to develop the ideal saddle for you.
Also see our new saddle site www.sensationride.com