A Cordura saddle is constructed with the light weight, extremely durable fabric knows as Cordura. Exactly how much Cordura is in a saddle, and where it is at (jockeys, fenders, skirting, etc.) varies from saddle to saddle.
The Cordura saddles below are made by Big Horn, Fabtron, and other well known saddle makers. The saddles are available from HorseSaddleShop, eBay, and Amazon.
Below: A Cordura endurance saddle.
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Comparison Shop For Cordura Saddles
Below are cordura saddles for sale from eBay, Amazon, and HorseSaddleShop.com (aka eSaddles).
From Amazon, HorseSaddleShop, and StateLineTack
- Most of the saddles shown are new, but some might be used.
- Shipping is almost always included in the price for locations in the continental USA.
- Some saddles by HorseSaddleShop are listed twice. Why? It’s because HorseSaddleShop is one business located in Bremen, Indiana, with two websites (HorseSaddleShop.com and eSaddles.com). They use the same logo (HorseSaddleShop) for both of their websites. Usually their prices are the same, but just in case one website has a better deal saddles from both websites are shown.
What Is A Cordura Saddle?
First off, it’s probably easiest to begin with what “Cordura is”: Cordura is the brand name for a family of extremely durable fabrics that are resistant to abrasions, tears and scuffs. Cordura fabrics come in varying ranges of constructions and weights, and include versions specifically designed for tear resistance, color retention, and light-weight durability. Cordura is ten times more durable than cotton duck, three times more durable than standard polyester, and twice as durable as standard nylon.
A Cordura saddle, then, is a saddle built using Cordura fabric. In other words, it’s not a brand or type of saddle. Exactly how much Cordura any particular saddle contains and where it’s at (for example, the saddle skirts, fenders, etc.) varies from one saddle to another.
Cordura Saddles and Easy Maintenance
Easy maintenance is just one of the reasons Cordura saddles are so popular. To clean dirt, mud, sweat, etc., off of the Cordura parts of a saddle all that is usually required is to wipe it with a damp cloth. If necessary, mild detergent can be used followed by a thorough rinsing (do NOT use bleach). Note: Always read and follow any care and cleaning instructions that come with a Cordura saddle over information you may find here.