Australian Outrider Outback Saddle

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Product Summary:

Australian Outrider Outback Crossover Saddle

This Western-style saddle sports a flair of the outback, with its detailed hand-tooled floral stamping. Designed for security and rugged use in the arena, on trails, or for pleasure, it delivers added security and comfort, while the exclusive comfort tree's special air tunnel keeps your horse's back cool for distance riding.


  • Constructed of quality smooth leather
  • Fleece-lined
  • Brass hardware
  • Fleece padding
  • Includes rear flank billet and front cinch straps
Item Specifications:

Air Tunnel Comfort Tree (Fiberglass)

Cantle Height:


3"H, 3" around

14" ear to ear

Semi Quarter Horse

24"L x 19"W

Stirrup Leathers:
3" wide

7" wide

Cinch/Tie Strap/Off Billet:
2" (all)

Dark Oil

18 lb.

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Dark Oil 17in AKA09 DKOIL 17IN AS256-32-102 688499227155
Dark Oil 18in AKA09 DKOIL 18IN AS256-32-103 688499227162

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I was looking for a fairly cheap trail saddle and I love that this has the western rigging but the Australian seat. I wanted something that stay put like a western saddle but I ride mainly english so the Aussie seat is more similar to what I'm used to.
AbiPull on Mar 7, 2018
My horse has very high withers and this saddle fits both of us very well.
GLENN S on Mar 2, 2016
I was looking for a fairly cheap trail saddle and I love that this has the western rigging but the Australian seat. I wanted something that stay put like a western saddle but I ride mainly english so the Aussie seat is more similar to what I'm used to.
AbiPull on Mar 7, 2018
Looks like a good value. Wanted one with no horn but it is not available.
Jennifer F on May 21, 2017
My horse has very high withers and this saddle fits both of us very well.
GLENN S on Mar 2, 2016
The weight of the saddle
Thomas L on Aug 19, 2015
The overall reviews were pretty good. I have a horse that doesn't like a western saddle and I don't always want to ride english. I also want a saddle that both my husband and I can fit into. This looks like it will fit the bill.
Margaret Y on Dec 30, 2014
need larger gullet and deep seat. price was a good value, product reviews were key as well as price for purchase.
DONNA M on Dec 20, 2014
I have one and my sister wanted one.
Bonnie W on Oct 3, 2014
Our first horse is a quarter horse with high withers. We've tried full 1/4 and semi 1/4 and a professional has recommended an Australian. Have my fingers crossed.
Teresa M on Sep 11, 2014
Looking for a saddle that you could ride for many hours without being sore and tired from the ride. But wanted the western fenders and girth that I likeon my saddles. Hope this one will be the last saddle because it is so comfortable for me and my missouri fox trotter and paso fino.
Carolyn D on May 6, 2014
dunno yet
andrea s on Apr 30, 2014
Trying new saddle for a hard to fit horse. This saddle didn't fit me but did fit the horse. Seat was too large.
Shari M on Oct 20, 2013
Looks like a good value. Wanted one with no horn but it is not available.
Jennifer F on May 21, 2017
The weight of the saddle
Thomas L on Aug 19, 2015
Do they make a 16 inch seat?
karla c on May 7, 2019
I ride a 16in.western saddle. If I was to ride an Australian type saddle what size saddle would I need?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The above answer is incorrect, Australian measures 2 inches LARGER than Western. You would need an 18".
Can this saddle fit 2 people.....women 115lbs and a 4 year old?
William T. Dixon or D on Dec 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am same weight as you. Its a really nice saddle but was kind of too large for me. However, I don't think you and a 4 year old would fit too comfortably in it specially with the poleys for your legs.What size were you going to order? I ordered the 17 Inch.
Is it sized like a western saddle?
Judy T on Mar 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this crossover saddle is sized Western.
Do you have black ?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This saddle is only available two-toned as shown.
I ave a 14.2 hand mustang. He is quite short backed and my other saddles are too long for him. Would this saddle be a good choice?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Prior to this saddle I was using my large roping saddle which had caused a saddle sore at the rear skirt area because the skirting was much to large for my spotted saddle horse. The skirting on this saddle is perfect for her, also the light weight and great padding has made my 14.2 gaited horse enjoy our rides so much more.
Does this saddle use a regular western girth or an australian girth ?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used a western cinch and worked fine. However, I wouldn't recommend this saddle. Its not a true Australian saddle. its a western saddle with pummels. Highly uncomfortable and pushed you forward. synthetic leather and very cheaply made. Unhappy with my purchase.
Does the leather soften???
Toni S on Dec 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've had mine for 2 years and so far ... no, the leather has not softened. It's a good tree fit for my big mare, the knee rolls are great, the leather is nice to look at, however the comfort of the saddle is compromised because the leather is so danged stiff. It wears pretty well - although I admit I've not used mine more than 100 hours over the last 2 years. I ride for pleasure only.
I want to order one of these Saddles, but I'm not sure what size to get. I use a 15 to 16 inch western saddle. What size would best fit me?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2016
I have a high withered TB, would this saddle work? I do have a pad with removeable shims but would like to have a good saddle fit and not rely on pad to "fix" it.
A shopper on Aug 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Gullet: 6"
Swell: 14" Ear to Ear
Bars: Semi Quarter Horse
I am a tall female, 6' and 160 lbs. My horse is a 16.3 Brazilian Warm blood. Would a size 18 work for my and horse and me?
Carole S on Aug 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The saddle width is based on the width of your horse - wither height and how broad across the back. The saddle size, 16 or 17 or 18, etc. is based on your seat size. You sound tall and thin. An 18 may be way too large. Google up how to determine your saddle and seat size. If you ride english, the sizes don't convert to Aussie saddles. For that matter, neither do western seat sizes. There are plenty of websites that tell you how to figure out what size is right for you. I bought the 18- and it was WAY too large for me and I weigh about the same as you, a little more, and am several inches shorter.
is 17" smallest seat ?, is this saddle "treeless" ? yes or no please !
paul d on Jul 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Available in sizes 17" and 18"

17"= Western 15", English 18"
18"= Western 16", English 19"

Air Tunnel Comfort Tree (special air tunnel keeps your horses back cool for distance riding).
I have a rather stocky round barreled quarter horse paint mare. Would this fit her size?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2015
Does this come in draft size8-10" gullet? size 16 rider seat?
carolyn k on May 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: the description the add says it has a 8" gullet... Which is correct?
How long does this saddle usually take on shipping?
A shopper on Feb 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: As long as the item is in stock when the order is placed the item should ship within 24-48 hours.
Okay so I have 3 questions:
1. How wide is the gullet? I have seen this saddle for sale in 2 places one says it has an 8" the other a 6"? I have a gelding who needs the narrower of the 2.
2. What type of saddle pad would you recommend to go under it?
3. Is it measured like a typical Aussie saddle? Where if you are a 16" western then you will be an 18" in Aussie?
Jess M on Feb 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Gullet: 6". Any Aussie saddle pad should work with this saddle. You do go up two sizes for the Aussie saddles.
Do you carry this saddle in black? I have seen it in black on other sites.
A shopper on Jan 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I believe this is the only color in this style, there are other styles of Aussie's. This saddle is extremely comfortable and looks good on both our bay and black Morgan's. Fits well too.
if I use a 16.5 western saddle, what size would I need in this saddle?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: A 17 Australian size is a 15 American western size.

This saddle was sized a bit long for me. They have to consider an average rider.

A perfect fit for me would require a custom fit saddle and that's just not in my budget at this time.

Also, this saddle is as advertised, a "semi quarter horse".

Happy trails,

John Connor
Does anyone have a picture of this saddle from the front? I'd like to gauge the width.
casey on Oct 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not offer a front picture of this item.
Many other websites have this exact same saddle listed as Full QH Bars with an 8" gullet. Here it is listed as Semi QH Bars and a 6" gullet. Which is it?
Kelsey V on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: i have one, the gullet is wide - about 8"
Does this saddle have 2 D Rings or Cinch Rings don't know what you will call it?
Raye T on Jun 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It has two, they are exactly like a regular western saddle and uses the standard western cinches. I love this saddle, it conforms to your body and you sit firmly and comfortably in the saddle.
Is this considered a close contact saddle?
andrea s on Apr 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not really a close contact saddle. Good feel thru the back but not close contact thru the shoulder. Very similar to a regular Aussi saddle.
I have two Standardbred geldings. High withers. Would this be a good fit for Standardbreds?
Fara Simpson on Mar 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I use this saddle for ny western dressage classes, attractive, very comfortable and puts rider in good position. I use saddle on both of my horses,one is Arabian with wide flat back and other Quarter Horse with high withers fits nicely on both with some wedging for Arabian. Both of these horses I have had only custom made saddles due to not having good luck with over-the-counter saddles in past, so was much relieved that this saddle works for horses and rider.
will this fit a trakehner arabian cross? She is short backed with a narrow wither.
Marti F on Mar 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My guess is that it would not. It wasn't too wide for my narrow-withered horse, but the bars stick so far forward that they interfere with the movement of the horse's shoulders. This would be even worse on a short-backed horse.
I normaly take a size 15 in a western saddle and this saddle only comes in 17 or 18 why is that it does not come in smaller sizes?
lynn w on Feb 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi Lynn, I am like you, and would take a 15, and some saddles a 14. I went a head and purchased the 17 because it is supposed to be the same as American Western 15. I love this saddle, and am so happy with it. Yes, I have a little extra room, but I'm fine with it. I am so pleased I purchesed it for my Tennesee Walker. Hopefully you'll feel the same!

Good Luck!
I am 5'3". Are the stirrups adjustable, or would this saddle fit me as is?
Laura E on Jan 6, 2014
I have this saddle and it is totally adjustable.. I think that the original length 'as is' would fit someone 5'3. I'm 5'7 and it was a little short for me so I feel that you should be good with the length they are but you can adjust them easily.
I would love to buy this saddle,but would it fit an Arabian? she has a short back and narrow withers.My Kimberly stock saddle seems to fit her,but this saddle has a western look with the aussie features! So has anyone seen this saddle fit a little arab?
thanks so much!
Marisa from Calif.
A shopper on Sep 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I bought this saddle for my Arabian mare who is extremely difficult to fit because she has a short back and is very barrel shaped. This is the first saddle that has seems to fit her well and that she seems to be comfortable with. It has a wide gullet area - about 7.5-8" which is what she needed. She does not have prominent withers. However, we have not had a chance to ride extensively with it yet, that's why I have not written an official review for Stateline Tack. The smallest size - the 17" is equivalent to about 16" western. I am a small person, 5'2" and 112 lbs. so it is larger than I would like it, but not large enough to send it back. I had to have the fenders shortened by a saddle guy. I love the saddle and hope that I will love it and my mare will too on long rides. Hope this helps.