Item #LC21C – Luc Childeric for Slender Long-Legged Junior, 16” Long/Forward Flap with Free Leathers and Safety Irons
Luc Childeric 16” Close Contact Jumping Saddle. This is the flagship Model M, the most popular model in the Luc Childeric line. If you are looking for that hard-to-find saddle for a slender, long-limbed growing junior rider, without the cost of going custom, this may be the one for you. Unlike less expensive “pony” versions of top French saddles intended for young riders, this is the full-fledged Model M with all the same features as the full-sized version just in a smaller size. Seat measures true to size. Flap size allows extra leg room for a long-legged rider, as flap is long and forward relative to this seat size ( 2 ½). Padded flap. Flap measures approximately 13.5” from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap and approximately 14” in width at the widest point. Tree is regular and measures approximately 4 3/8” to 4.5” between the dots under the pommel. Features front blocks. Has both billet guards. Perfect saddle for your junior rider to perfect their tack care regimen on before you get them a new version at over $4,000. This saddle has been “well-loved” so shows wear throughout, mostly in the form of spider cracking (seat, panels), some heavier creasing on the knee pad, and a white scuff on the underside of panels. (We note that some of this is hard to see in photos, but if you click on each photo to enlarge it, you’ll be able to see it in the photos of the seat and panels.) Ideal saddle for the years when kids grow the fastest, so you aren’t spending a fortune on something you expect them to outgrow in the future. Retail is around $4,050. Comes with free leathers and safety irons, a $100 value. Ours just $1395.