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Butet Saddle Fitting Guide

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Butet Saddle Types

Original Butet Saddle

The Original Butet is offered in narrow, regular and wide tree widths. All Butet saddles are offered in the traditional panel style as well as the integrated panel. The integrated panel is generally more suitable to horses with a more round, broad back.

FB2 Butet

The FB2 is wider than the Original Butet and has a more open gullet area. This saddle is perfect for today's wider warmbloods. On the tree chart below, note that the tree widths range from 25cm to 28cm. The standard FB2 saddle tree is 26cm. It is available in flat, deep and extra deep seats.

Baby Butet

The Baby Butet saddle is designed for the young pony rider. It is available in two seat sizes: BB1 is 14 1/2" and BB2 is 15". They can both be ordered with a short flap (00) or a regular flap (0).

Dressage Butet

The Butet Dressage is the most exciting dressage saddle on the market today. Featuring a sleek, more defined pommel and top line area, yet still rides like many top dressage saddles. It is available in various tree widths and flap lengths. One of its greatest features is the covered, padded mono flap, which offers a superior close contact feel for optimal communication between horse and rider.

Premium Butet

Frederic Butet's newest saddle, the Premium Butet, is fully covered with soft leather that is first chrome tanned and retanned in the traditional vegetable tanning method. This double process gives the saddle a soft and comfortable feel that riders love. The vegetable tanning also gives the leather a fuller body resulting in longer durability. Covered saddles tend to require greater maintenance because the outer layer of leather is softer and thinner than solid full grain leather. However, this leather has gone through several years of testing and has been proven to be the best available througout the world. The Premium Butet is offered in the Original and FB2 versions as well as the original billet system or the new biased billet system. The new biased system helps to create and maintain a more even panel-weight distribution.

 
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Butet Sizing Chart

Original Butet

Flat Seat (in.)
15"
16"
17"
18"
19"
Standard Tree Widths (cm)
25
25
24
24
24
Seat Widths (cm)
23
23
23/25
25
27

On the original tree, 24cm is standard, 25cm is wide and 26cm is extra wide.

Deep Seat (in.)
15"
16"
17"
18"
19"
Standard Tree Widths (cm)
25
25
24
24
24
Seat Widths (cm)
23
23
25
25
27

On the original tree, 24cm is standard, 25cm is wide and 26cm is extra wide.

FB2 Butet

Flat Seat (in.)
15"
16"
17"
17 1/2"
18"
19"
Standard Tree Widths (cm)
26
26
26
26
26
26
Seat Widths (cm)
23
23
23/25
23/25
25
27

On the FB2 tree, 25cm is narrow, 26cm is standard, 27cm is wide and 28cm is extra wide.

Deep Seat (in.)
15"
16"
17"
18"
19"
Standard Tree Widths (cm)
26
26
26
26
26
Seat Widths (cm)
23
23
25
25
27

On the FB2 tree, 25cm is narrow, 26cm is standard, 27cm is wide and 28cm is extra wide.

Extra Deep Seat (in.)
16"
17"
17 1/2"
18"
19"
Standard Tree Widths (cm)
26
26
26
26
26
Seat Widths (cm)
23
23/25
25
25
27

On the FB2 tree, 25cm is narrow, 26cm is standard, 27cm is wide and 28cm is extra wide.

Dressage Butet

Deep Seat (in.)
16"
17"
17 1/2"
18"
19"
Standard Tree Widths (cm)
26
28
28
28
28
Seat Widths (cm)
25
26
26
26
27

On the dressage tree, 29cm and 30cm are available as well.

Baby Butet

14 1/2"
Standard tree width is 26cm but 27cm and 28cm widths are also available.
15"
Standard tree width is 26cm but 27cm and 28cm widths are also available.

Both sizes can be ordered in a short flap (00) or a regular flap (0)

 
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Butet Saddle Panels

"A" Panel

The Butet "A" Panel is built up at the back of the saddle. Regular A is .07cm and Double (AA) is 1.2cm.

 

"B" Panel

The Butet "B" Panel is built up from the point of the tree all the way back to the cantle. This creates more room for the wither and spine. Regular B is .07cm and Double (BB) is 1.2cm.

 

"C" Panel

The Butet "C" Panel is built up in front and at the top to maintain contact for wider saddles. This corrects the issue of gapping when you need a very wide tree.

 

"D" Panel

The Butet "D" Panel is made slightly more thin at the front to accommodate a tight fit behind the shoulder.

 

"E" Panel

The Butet "E" Panel is thinned slightly at the outside back. Whenever necessary, this reduces bulk at the outside edge.

 

"ESP" Panel

The Butet "ESP" Panel has a larger bearing surface behind the shoulder. This panel design is beneficial for horses that have a high wither and drop off from the spine. The panel is significantly thicker to accommodate the lower back.

 

Contact a Beval Butet saddle specialist at 800-524-0136 with any questions and we will be happy to assist you!

 
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Our Guarantee

As the sole distributor of Butet saddles in the United States, Beval Saddlery is proud to offer complete saddle maintenance services in our US workshops. All work is performed by the industry's best Saddlers. We stock all of the components necessary to repair and replace Butet parts and we will fix any problem just as it would be handled at the Butet factory in France. Beval Saddlery and Butet have worked closely together for many years to offer the best possible service to all our customers.

 

Questions about Beval Butet Saddle Fitting?
We're here to help! Contact us M-F from 9-5 EST at 800-524-0136
or send us a contact request and our friendly Butet saddle specialists will respond within one business day.

 

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