Our Inky Dinky Saddle is designed for children aged between less than a year to 9 years old. Our children’s saddle can be adjusted as your child grows, meaning they will last until they are ready and big enough to move on to a standard saddle.
Our treeless kids’ horse riding saddle can fit most shapes and sizes from mini Shetland ponies through to large draught horses. As they learn to horse ride, they may practice on different sized horses and ponies as they grow up – their Inky Dinky Saddle will be able to support them no matter the size of their horse.
Our children’s saddle is also great for kids with disabilities, allowing them to ride independently, fully supported without the need for caregivers to keep them upright.
There are so many benefits of learning to ride a horse for riders with disabilities – read more here.
We ship our kids’ saddle worldwide every week from the UK.
Some countries delivery is free of charge, for those that are not, Please check out our latest despatch delivery charges here.
All of our children’s saddles are usually despatched the next business day, from date of order.
UK deliveries are next working day. The USA is two business days. Most European countries are 3 working days. Other countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand can take up to a week.
No, all our children’s saddles are the same size, but they are fully adjustable so will last your child throughout their childhood horse riding.
No – the pommel and cantle are adjustable and can be bent around your child’s knee and moved in to provide a snug fit.
This supports your child, but they can still move without falling off and you can still take them quickly off the pony should the need arise.
Yes – your child can learn and practice all the regular horse riding movements.
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Yes, The Inky Dinky kids are regularly showing, including major shows such as Hickstead.
Yes – because the young riders are relaxed as they do not need to try to grip to stay on, they actually learn to move with the movement of the pony. We have found that young riders who started in their Inky Dinky children’s saddle over 13 years ago have great posture and seat because of this. Our daughter who we invented the saddle for has been jumping in excess of four feet bareback, gallops across the fields bare back, does trick riding, but also dressage (training with members of the British dressage team). Mags is not unusual amongst our many young riders.
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Our Inky Dinky Saddles are designed for children aged between less than a year to 9 years old. Our children’s saddles can be adjusted as they grow, meaning they will last until they are ready to move on to adult saddles.
- To ensure an easy fitting, check that the saddle is warm, as it’ll make adjustment much easier.
- Take the pommel and cantle off the saddle (by holding the roll, not pulling on the straps)
- Fit the base with the panels (or you can get rid of them altogether) and seat still on.
- Adjust to the correct tension, making sure the base doesn’t slide.
- Now the base is on, fit the pommel and cantle. Then bend both, so they shape around your child’s knee.
- Fit the straps into the D rings.
- Now you can ungirth the saddle, leave the saddle made up and it should girth up snugly going forward.
A saddle is a crucial asset for new and experienced riders, and especially children. It gives extra support and security while you’re learning to ride a horse. Saddles distribute weight more evenly across the horse or pony, with children’s saddles promoting better balance and encouraging confidence.