LoneStar (Used Icelandic Saddles), of the site http://icelandichorse.us/   If you see no borders (top or left), click here.

We have both used Icelandic Saddles & New Herm Sprenger 3 piece French loose ring Snaffle bits in 4.5".
Most Icelandic horses have mouths that are less than 4.25". 4.5" is the smallest quality bit,
that we know of. 4.75" bits can be rather loose and move around too much in the horse's mouth
unless your horse has a wider mouth. Measure it.
Contact us via email for current status and pricing.


Please understand that we are in the horse business, not the saddle business.
If you want to buy a used saddle from the list below, please contact us. If you just
want to try out saddles, please contact a New Icelandic saddle reseller.
Most Hesturinn saddles use the same tree. So if you can find a saddle locally,
try it out. The tree is most likely the same as that used for the saddles that we
have for sale. Occassionlly, we pickup used saddles, so that folks have a less
expensive option than buying a new $3-4K saddle, but when we're expected to ship
these out and then restock them, then it's not worth our time for what little we make.
If you need these services, then perhaps you might need to buy a NEW saddle.

Everyone that has bought one of our used saddles has been VERY happy. :-)
We have had NO complaints from any folks that have acquired any of these used saddles.
I suspect all Hesturinn saddles use the same tree. So if you have access to any of
these saddles, you can test it on your horse for a fit. If the saddle doesn't fit
perfectly, consider shimming it, as horsemen have done for centuries.
All payments must be in the form of USPS Money Orders.
All saddles sold "as is", so ask questions beforehand. We don't send saddles out for
testing. Please come here if you want to test a saddle. Thank you.
These saddles will fit any average adult. If not average, ask.
Some will fit large adults.

Handmade Icelandic Skagfjord/Hesturinn 3 billet dressage like saddles, below:
Saddles only. Leathers, stirrups, girths etc not included.

Prices are Firm, & do NOT including cost of Boxing or FEDX Express ground shipping.

0) Best Handmade Hesturinn saddle that I have left is a Galdur in like NEW condition: Price: $1,500
Pics below.


0.1) Also have a used Astund Special saddle for sale, Good for short backed horses. $800
This is a good used saddle, not in perfect/new condition, but in no way not fully functionable & durable.
It has one light surface crack in the leather of one skirt as the person that shipped it to me, did not
prevent it from being bent. The crack is only on the surface and these skirts are pretty thick.
If you need a like new condition, then you might need to buy a new one at around $4,000 USD.
Will add pics soon. Have pics I can email if you're in a hurry.


1) SOLD:
Skagfjord very rare - $xxxx - 18" --SOLD--
2) De Luxe De Luxe: close contact saddle (not quilted) -- For Sale
3) Galdur, NOS, like new but old stock (stored for years) -- (for Sale) --

4) Sold: Floki, barely used, VERY Rare I have a treeless Floki in excellent conition. Shows almost NO use. -- $xxxx
This is one of the rarest of all Hesturinn saddles, especially in this exceptional condition.

5) Available: one Galdur (in near new condition, color is dark brown, not shown) - $1,500.
This saddle is the same size underneath as most all Hesturinn saddles (medium tree).
What is different about the Galdur is that the seat is wider, for either a large man or
women with broader hips than one finds on other saddles that tend to be too narrow. There
were 3 saddles in this series. Svadi was the middle saddle in width & Galdur was the wider of the 3.
Pictures are coming.

Handmade Icelandic Skagfjord/Hesturinn Galdur (wide seat) saddle: $1,500.00


These are hand made saddles in Iceland by Icelandic saddles makers in a small shop in northern Iceland just for the Icelandic horse and for regular Icelandic folks. These are not generally sold out of Iceland as this small saddle shop is not particularly multilingual. Current prices on saddles from this shop are roughly $3,000+. Generally these saddle have a medium tree and a rather flat seat, and are considered a close contact saddle. The saddles that are not quilted are even more so. If you want to get the most out of your Icelandic horse, I recommend these handmade saddles over the mass produced factory saddles, that are much more common place today. Of the three Hesturinn saddles of this series: Gull, Svadi & Galdur. The Gull has the narrow/shorter seat, Svadi is the middle sized seat, and the Galdur is the wider/longer seat. ĻAll three saddles have the same width/size tree. Only the top side of the saddle is different for these three saddles.

Seat length for this Guldur is about 18.5". This saddle has had very minimal use and kept inside the house. It's perhaps been ridden in less than 30 times & always with a full dressage pad for less than 1 hour each ride on a fresh horse. So the horses were not sweaty and the saddles did not come in contact with the horse & have no bacterial growth.

But it does have a bit of dust & fuzz & flies & some lint from the towel under them when the pictures were taken. I did spray this saddle with some saddle soap to clean the dust off and that accounts for the funny looking stripes on the bottom & under the skirts as this leather is "rough out", not smooth.

This saddle is some what rare in that is more a Natural Saddle leather color in places & not died dark black or brown. The top of this saddle is a medium Brown & is quilted (which is more time consuming to do) and keeps the saddle softer for the rider. The underneath is that come in contact with the horse is rough out, not smooth. Some of the leather underneath appears not to be died but natural in color. The billets show NO use. As I said this saddle has had very minimal use and shows almost no ware. The top/seat of the Galdur is about 1" wider than the Svadi, which 1" wider than the smaller Gull saddle. This Galdur saddle width at the back of the saddle is about 11". Other Hesturinn saddles that I've had were about 9.5"-10" wide at the back. So if you're looking for a wider seat (not tree), this saddle has it.


We also have some new Herb Sprenger Ultra KK Conrad loose ring 3 piece Snaffle Bits in 4 1/2", which
they stopped importing years ago to the best of our knowledge. Sweet metal Aurigan metal mouth pieces.
With 55mm rings. $125.00. Shipping is not included in these prices.


These are hand made saddles in Iceland by Icelandic saddles makers in a small shop in northern Iceland just for the Icelandic horse and for regular Icelandic folks. These are not generally sold out of Iceland as this small saddle shop is not particularly multilingual. Current prices on saddles from this shop are roughly $3,000+. Generally these saddles are a medium tree and flat, and are considered close contact saddles. The saddles that are not quilted are even more so. If you want to get the most out of your Icelandic horse, I recommend these handmade saddles over the mass produced factory saddles, that are much more common place today.

I have other Skagfjord/Hesturinn saddles (Galdur, etc), see below.
If you are looking for a particular Skagfjord/Hesturinn saddle and do not see it, ask ...

Of the three Hesturinn saddles of this series: Gull, Svadi & Galdur, the Gull has the narrow/shorter seat,
Svadi is the middle sized seat, and the Galdur is the wider/longer seat. Very good for a larger more
comfortable seat, for those of us who do not have a tiny posterior or like a soft comfortable seat.
All three saddles have the same size tree. Only the top side of the saddle is different. Very few
Galdurs were ever brought into the US, to the best of my knowledge. I have only seen one for sale
in the past 20 years. That one was in New England nearly ten years ago..




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One hand made Skagfjord/Hesturinn Galdur Icelandic saddle for sale, $1,500. --
Most/Many Icelandic saddles today are not quilted, as it takes a lot more time/labor.
They are much more comfortable.
The apparent wetness on the bottom of the skirts is from being sprayed with saddle soap, as I cleaned off the dust.

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One slightly used handmade Skagfjord/Hesturinn "De Luxe" Icelandic saddle(s) for sale: $1,300.
This is a close contact saddle. The De Luxe has perhaps a more shallow seat than some others.
These saddles are good for riding where you really want to feel the horse beneath you, as in
training, clinics, competition. They do have a bit more padding than I thought before handling
them. These would easily make a good full time saddle. New, these are over $2.5K. While this
saddle is probably several years old, it shows little use or wear. This is a very good saddle,
in very good conition & a good deal. For way less than half the price of a new one and without
having to wait for months while it's being made, as I have had to in the past with this small
saddle shop ... The saddle appears to be mostly black on the one for sale. I had two, but only one left.
I had two of these & sold one ... not sure if the pics are of the one I have, which was the best
of the two. Will Check. This is the saddle I sold. The one I have is just like it but with
black skirts & a dark brown seat ... very good condition!


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