Pat’s Ranch Roper

From $6,250.00

For roping and ranching, a saddle should be comfortable, functional and take care of horses hard at work for long hours.
You’ll find Pat Parelli’s experience & savvy featured in every finer detail of the saddles we build on our proprietary foundation born of modern technology. We’re very proud he’s ridden and praised them since their inception almost 20 years ago.
Pat designed his personal RANCH ROPER with the needs of the horse in mind and an eye for classic saddle beauty and function.
“Pat’s Ranch Roper” features our popular upgrades such as floral tooling, brass bell stirrups – the exact design/style Pat loves most – and of course, the Parelli brand on left and right latigo carriers plus the center of the cantle back.
  • Heavy Duty Roughout leather with Smooth leather on fork, top skirt and cheyenne roll.
  • Reinforced SMARTFLX tree to handle greater drag & torque on the ranch – Strong yet just flexible enough for horse/rider harmony in motion
  • Shorter sculpted rear skirts to allow greater lateral flexion
  • In-skirt flat plate rigging keeps the rider connected and close to the horse
  • Stable, low profile, heavy Wade style “slick fork” with buck rolls
  • Wade-styled fork with broad, flat, 5″ Guadalajara wood post roping horn narrows toward the bottom with extra fork space out front for dallying ease
  • Low center of gravity for sake of horse stability during strong drag. Recommend roping/holding up to 800 pounds at angle to avoid over-flexing tree for sake of horse comfort.
  • Traditional look stirrups- 4″ deep, 5″ wide for foot – wooden “bells”: hand bound in brass covering with leather-lined footbed & wooden heel peg
  • Artisan hand-carved Sheridan floral pattern on both sides of fork and rear top skirts
  • Knife/Leatherman holder on rear billet; hobble strap holder on left side at base of cantle
  • Roper’s “quick secure” hardware ring on left at base of fork for attaching rubber stretch ring to hold rope when no time to re-coil
  • Free-swinging fenders for optimum rider leg flexibility

This saddle is available in seat size 15 -17.5″ *additional sizes may be available with consultation*

If your horse has very high, narrow withers, this Fork may be too low. We suggest checking out Natural Horseman Sadddles Ranch Roper, where you can custom order a tree with greater wither clearance if that is your preference.

Please scroll down to see our “Product Description” for saddle weight, length and other unique Features.

Your order will ship from our US Headquarters in Ocala, Florida. Prices do not include tax or any other fees associated with the import of your saddle. Please check with your local import department for your country’s import procedure and fees. In case you need any assistance, please contact [email protected]

Availability: Pat’s RANCH ROPER is hand crafted and custom made in the US, we are expecting a delivery time of 4 – 10 months.


  • Pommel: shape is known as a low profile, heavy “slick fork” Wade with no swells, a shallow, wide, flat 4″ round-topped “Guadalajara horn”, and shallow gullet. The horn is slightly narrower at the base for the sake of stacking your rope coils on the front “lip” of the fork while dallying. (CAUTION: If your horse has very high, narrow withers, this fork may be too low)
  • Cantle: is 3.5″ tall with with significant”dish” that hugs rider securely. 1.5″ Cheyenne roll.
  • Leather: #1 Quality veg-tanned leather hides used exclusively. Roughout leather on seat jockey, body housing and back cinch. Smooth leather on fork, top skirt and cheyenne roll.
  • Seat: Grippy soft padded textured leather inset seat and buck rolls. (Traditional Wade saddles had hard leather seats, but an inset of soft padded leather provides magnificent comfort for rider while facilitating the bit of flex in the tree under your seat which is great for the horse, too.
  • Underside of saddle: natural fleece.
  • Stirrups: 4″ wide wooden bells, hand bound brass covered, leather lined with wooden heel peg.
  • Tooling: Artisan hand-carved Sheridan floral pattern on both sides of fork and back top skirts.
  • Hardware: heavy duty brass with our signature scalloped horse head line pattern on conchos, flat plate in-skirt rigging, large back cinch D and small breast collar D’s.
  • Tie Strings: 6 sets of tie strings holding slotted conchos.
  • Extras: Knife/Leatherman holder on back billet, hobble strap holder on left side (included)
  • Back Cinch: Doubled-and-stitched Rear Cinch and Flank Billets with short cinch hobble for stability of back of saddle without impacting horse’s soft abdomen. Standard back cinch length is 36″// 91.5 cm, which fits most breeds. If your horse is very small or very big, please let us know and we can arrange for a custom length.
  • Fenders: Free-swinging fenders for optimum rider leg flexibility. Cut to size for Rider inseam length. 5 basic leg length sizes available.
  • Front Rigging: flat plate, In-skirt with signature horsehead design
  • Latigos: Latigos on both sides for main cinch rigging, no off-side billet unless requested.
  • Breast Collar D-rings: set high for freedom of shoulder movement. Crupper ring or not.
  • Seat sizes 15 – 17.5 available.
  • Approx. Weight: 38lbs / 17.2 kg
  • Length: 25.5″ – 26.5″ (63.5cm – 66cm)

Made in USA


“Welcoming” the horse’s back in motion requires that you MANAGE THE INTERFACE – which is the space between your horse’s body and the underside of the saddle. After incorporating a good saddle, this is the next most important factor for successful saddle fit when you want to give your horse the opportunity to enjoy the journey with you. With saddle pads and tapered foam shims you are best equipped to custom fit the interface of your horse to adapt to individual age, top line shape and state of training.


The very special SMARTFLX™ shape provides room needed for the horse’s back to come up in performance of any athletic maneuvers, especially ones requiring significant engagement or “collection”. Also sculpted into the SMARTFLX™ shape are the ergonomic considerations built in for the rider which enable feeling close to the horse´s body and it´s movement while securely balanced and unstressed in hip, knee and ankle joints. The “bars” and “groundseat” of the SMARTFLX™ western tree are a one-piece molded shape based on years of research and development incorporating thousands of horses worldwide. This molded piece is formed utilizing a particular, extraordinary elastomer compound material that is solid enough to support the rider and protect the horse’s back yet flexible enough to allow the horse to move as nature intended and the human to feel connected in harmony. It is amazingly thin and keeps you close to your horse. Our wooden forks and cantles provide the base stability to hold the bars at the attitude and angle that our research proved was optimal. Our english saddles are constructed with the same principles regarding the spacious, welcoming shape we know is necessary for healthy, comfortable movement. English SMARTFLX™ trees are handcrafted by Master Saddlers in England utilizing digitally sculpted, laminated beechwood bars reinforced by steel head plate and thin diagonal steel bands that support appropriate diagonal flexibility. Because the SMARTFLX™ trees are sculpted to welcome the expanded “moving” horse body, there is room to accommodate an enormous variety of horse breeds and sizes.

VersaFit™ unique shimming concept provides a simple way to offer dynamic custom fit. The welcoming “hug” of our saddles’ undersides provides for a physically and mentally unrestricted equine athlete capable of enjoying full physical potential under saddle.

Additional information

Weight 25 kg
Dimensions 69.85 × 50.80 × 55.88 cm

Sizing Guide

The right seat size is important for you to be comfortably secure on your balance point. Some riders prefer to be snug in their saddle, some riders like to have a little more room to move around in the seat. If you seat is too small for you, you may cause your Horse discomfort and pain. In case you are uncertain, take a test ride:

We encourage you to make sure you like the fit & feel!

Choose your saddle´s size based on your height, weight and leg length in combination with any preference you might have for snugness or a more *open* seat. In case you need assistance, please touch base with us by sending us an email to [email protected], we´re happy to help you!


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