All Ghost saddles have the same base. This base is completed with panels and a seat. The base and panels determine the fitting to your horse, the seat changes the looks and gives support to the rider. The bases are available in 3 sizes: Standard, Piccolo and Bambini. It is easy to switch seats. Your saddle can change from a dressage model into a saddle for hacking in minutes. There are many different seats to choose from.
One Base = 3 Models
The seats can be made from numerous types of leather and synthetic material. GHOST is always searching for new material. We will try to show you some of the possibilities. Pictures will always be different from the real product, also because leather is a product of nature.
The base - the core of your GHOST saddle - is made from layers of strong and flexible material.
Micropell (synthetic leather)
Montecchio (fabric from Nylon and Polyurethane)
Carbon (reinforcements around the stirrup- and rigging)
Biothane Granite (belting)
Steel (1 mm inside the arch)
Stainless steel for rings and studs
Foam inside the adjustable Panel #4This panel configuration can be opened and adjusted for various riding conditions.
Adult Rider PanelShowing the 3 layer of foam: 1 x Blue (Denser foam), 2 x Black (softer foam) which sits closest to the horse.
Top side of non-adjustable panelThis panel is not able to be opened to adjust panel thickness. Great for riders that want a no-fuss panel!
Thickness of Adult Rider PanelThis is the most commonly ordered panel as it offers the horse the greatest protection. Perfect for the heavier rider and/or the long distance rider.
Foam FunctionShowing the different compression of blue vs black foam: Blue foam is denser than Black foam.
Padded MicronappaThis is used to make the panels 'pockets' for the adjustable panel system. This is available for all foam panel thicknesses. Great for riders that like to adapt the panel thickness for different riders/or conditions.
Formo Cross SectionFormo is used in both types of panels: adjustable and non-adjustable. It is a thin, lightweight, semi-rigid material which increases even weight bearing of the Ghost Saddles.
Examples of Colour Combinations
The Ghost Quilty, Quevis and Florac are all models with a short flap, good for pleasure, trail and for those riders who love to have little between them and their horse. The Ghost Western (USA) is based upon these models, but has a skirt and a horn for the genuine western look. The Quilty has vertical thigh blocks, for the rider who likes to have the legs straight. The Quevis has the thigh blocks slightly angled and in a more forward position for riders who prefer to ride with shorter stirrups. The Florac has no blocks. The Ghost USA can be delivered with thigh blocks in both positions.
The Ghost Roma, Veneto and Barocco are dressage style saddles. Also available with a hidden pommel. The Roma has vertical thigh blocks, for the rider who likes to have the legs straight. The Veneto has the thigh blocks slightly angled and in a more forward position for riders who prefer to ride with shorter stirrups. The Barocco can be made with both types of thigh blocks.
Ghost Maremma and Cagliari are normal Ghost saddles, but made with a seat from real untreated sheepskin. You can order them in several styles. The Cagliari has longer flaps (such as the Roma) and the Maremma has the same shape as the Quilty and Quevis. You can order them with blocks, wild cut or with the same contours as one of the other models.
The Ghost Classic saddles have a double flap with Velcro blocks and a hidden pommel, for the “Classic” look. The Italy is a general purpose model. The Lipica is for dressage and the Flamenco has a nice Spanish look. They all have the same features as the other Ghost saddles.
FerraraNew model: it is a shorter flapped version of the Torinio which was also just released. An AP type saddle that can be used with fenders or stirrup leathers.
BaroccoA Spanish influenced Dressage style saddle that can have either knee block: upright or more angled. Comes standard with Zig-Zag stitching. See next photo for Diamond stitching.
The Cavallin Treeless line is made by Ghost and uses the same base structure. The difference is the stirrup and girth attachment. The stirrups are attached to a sturdy Velcro plate, that can be placed in every position. Some models have a second attachment under the flap, next to the billets. You can order special stirrup straps that are attached at the top and lower rings, to distribute the weight of the rider. The billets are attached with rings at the bottom of the flap. There is a choice of blocks, which are also attached with Velcro.
The PURO can also be delivered with a GHOST base - for the same price.
Mandriana, Toscana, and the NEW Buttera Bareback saddles
Cavallin Treeless Mandriana, Toscana, and Mandriana saddles are a crossover between a sophisticated bareback pad and a treeless saddle. This unique fur-saddle has 3 parts: a treeless pad with inserts and lined with thick wool, the “base” with cantle and the girth straps, that spreads the pressure over a large surface and holds the sturdy Velcro stirrup attachment, and finally the uber comfortable seat for the rider made in your choice of sheepskin, suede, or synthetic vegan Suede called Lorica. The choice is yours! This construction will adapt to your needs as well as your horse’s.
Here are the shape choices:
Mandriana Rotondo (round)
Mandriana Quadro (square)
Mandriana Selvaggia (uncut)
Toscana (made from Suede or Lorica)
Buttera (made from Suded or Lorica)
There is a choice in skins. Lovely lush cream coloured medicinal sheepskin with a pile of 3 cm. Several colours with 5 cm pile and untreated wild sheep skin in many natural colours.
Ghost has many accessories, such as pads, girths, front risers and seat diminishers, stirrup straps, stirrups strap protectors, girth strap protectors, fenders, seat savers and Zalea’s…. each accessory is custom made to match your saddle and taste. Photos are below.
Seat DiminisherReduces the size of the seat area. Great if you want to share your saddle with your child. Can also be placed on the Cantle to make it higher and the seat deeper.
Girth Billet ProtectorGreat for sensitive skin horses that get irrirated by girth billets again their sides. Good for the shorter skirted models such as Quilty and Quevis. Customised to your saddle. Also available with Sheepskin.