This Exercise saddle weighs in at just under 6 pounds. Saddles of this quality have not been seen since the good ones from England. Nothing but the finest material have been used though out. The saddle includes reinforced billets, extremely supple yet durable grained hides for all parts of the saddle. The reinforced head plate is lighter in weight, but has the strength that gives the rider the secure feeling required in this tough sport. Newly added is the ability to open the front of the saddle with the use of an allen wrench. This makes the head plate more accessible.