Original Flat-Back GP

Price: 11,00 £
Colour Black, Brown
Seat Size 17, 17½
Changeable Gullet S-Bar
Series Original
Conformation Low Wither

This saddle is designed to offer a fitting solution to the low-withered, flat-backed horses with an average barrel, such as Dutch Warmbloods. It ideal for riders who enjoy hacking, jumping, schooling or hunting.

All Kent & Masters saddles share the features below, while this Original Flat Back GP also benefits from the following details:

  • Low-headed and flatter tree shape to follow the low-withered flat-backed profile.
  • Standard-depth panels.
  • Velcro knee and calf blocks under the flap which can be positioned to suit your leg length and position.
  • Changeable girthing arrangement which allows saddle stability to be optimised instantly (see girthing options below).


All Kent & Masters saddles benefit from the following features:

For details of fitting features specific to individual saddles, see the ‘fitting solution’ section

handmade in walsallHandmade in Walsall

We have been making saddles at our workshop in the West Midlands for more than 25 years. Our skilled craftsmen are qualified Master Saddlers who use traditional saddle-making techniques to ensure each and every saddle is made with consistency, care, love and attention to detail.


Design know-how

Our in-house design team includes riders who have competed internationally, qualified saddle fitters, technical specialists and experienced horsemen. This unique combination of talent, expertise and experience allows us to produce saddles for horses and riders of every shape at every level.


Pressure testing

We test all our designs thoroughly using Pliance Pressure mapping to ensure the saddles perform to the highest standards of pressure distribution, allowing your horse to move freely and comfortably without hindrance.


changeable gullet barsChangeable gullet bar

A changeable gullet bar allows you or your saddle fitter to modify the width of the saddle’s gullet to suit the horse’s wither profile as the horse changes shape with either exercise, muscle development, maturity or rest. There are 8 options in the short S-bar and 7 in the long R-bar.

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Campaign for Real Wool100% British wool flocking

Wool is a natural fibre and provides superior softness and comfort for the horse because it moulds and settles quickly, giving optimum panel contact with the horse’s back. Two reinforced flocking slots make it easy for your saddle fitter to do any necessary adjustments to fit on-site

Find out more about 'The campaign for wool' here www.campaignforwool.org/



Kent & Masters GP Saddles are fitted with three girth straps (billets), the third one being moveable.
This flexible girthing arrangement allows saddle stability to be optimised instantly.


Girthing Neutral PositionBegin by girthing in the neutral position using the second and third billet.
(NOTE: This is the same as girthing on the first and third billets on a saddle with a conventional girthing system)


Girthing saddle move forwardIf you find the saddle slips forward, you can use the point (front) strap and the third strap


Girthing saddle move backwardIf the back of the saddle lifts away from the horse’s back, move the third strap onto the floating balance position


Girthing DO NOTNEVER girth using the point strap and first strap. This causes saddle instability and potential discomfort for your horse.


Fitting Solutions CobLow Profile / Cob

  1. Flat tree shape and low head to follow the flat-back profile
  2. Slim front and rear gussets which create a low profile and reduce bulk between horse and rider
  3. Straighter cut panel and flap that help eliminate interference of the bulky shoulder, so common in the cob type.

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