With the Gaston Mercier saddlery, get it straight from the horse’s mouth!
Our exclusive concept for saddles fosters balance and comfort for the rider, freedom of movement and muscle relaxation for the horse.
Our saddles are positioned above the horse’s 13th dorsal vertebra behind the withers. With the weight of the rider bearing in this way, the horse’s resources are better preserved while the rider’s sensations are enhanced.
It was in 1987 that Gaston Mercier, twice European Equestrian Endurance Champion, came up with this avant-garde model. With this saddle placed over the 13th dorsal vertebra, Gaston was at odds with academic horsemanship. Instead, he was returning to the approach adopted by traditional horse peoples (Afghanistan, Camargue, Mexico, etc.). Nowadays, there are more and more experts who recognise the validity of his position.
With one foot in the stirrup of modernity and the other on the ground of tradition, our saddlery attracts increasing numbers of riders. Experienced riders, occasional trekkers, beginners, dressage and long distance specialists, people returning to horse riding after a long break. Whether for competition or leisure, we place the emphasis on the rider’s well-being and the horse’s welfare.
Our products are 100% French crafted. Saddles, stirrups, bridles, stirrup leathers, girths, saddle pads, socks, numnahs and saddlebags and packs: take a look at our catalogue in our online shop.
A saddle that is ideally positioned, a saddle that suits you, a saddle for all riders, a saddle that is tuned to your expectations: for all of this, Gaston Mercier sets the pace!
18 / oct.
Raid d'Artagnan 2017: Veterinary report/ Read More
17 / oct.
From October 25th to 29th the saddlery Gaston Mercier will be at the 4 stars of Pau/ Read More
16 / oct.
Brandon Guedj brilliantly raised the challenge of the Raid d'Artagnan !!/ Read More
12 / oct.
THE D'ARTAGNAN RAID: A GALOPAD CRAZY !!/ Read More