The Yin-Yang Flapless/Mono Flap Close Contact Endurance/GP Saddle-With Contour Master™ wide panel.Brand new model for 2014, designed and trialed over 2 years and now available to the general public as an off the peg or custom fit purchase.
This world class, Walsall Made, Saddle is an incredibly comfortable saddle, perfect for General Purpose use and those long Trail rides and all related Endurance disciplines!
It’s flapless, or Mono/single flap design, offers superior comfort, balance and a closeness to ones horse that has to be experienced to be believed, and allows very precise contact with the rider’s leg.
This design also makes the saddle more lightweight and the long girth straps/billets demand the use of a short dressage style girth, removing bulk from under the riders leg. Matching girths available.
But this saddle is not only comfortable for the rider, it is also as comfortable as it’s possible to get for the horse too! Why? Because of the Contour Master™ wide panel… The cutting edge panels are made up of of layers of felt, foam and layers of Latex rubber which has incredibly high pressure absorbing properties.
The Contour Master™ Wide Panel absorbs pressure, ensuring the horse is free from discomfort and thereby improving performance immensly.You can see in Fig 1, In the diagrams above, the traditional panel and how it sits on the horse. Fig 2 shows the Contour Master™ Wide Panel which is designed to put more panel on the horses back and therefore spreading the bodyweight of the rider and their chosen attached Endurance kit. This creates even pressure and eliminates the pressure points, and other issues, that cause so many back problems in our horses. The Contour Master™ Wide Panel, a truly innovitive idea that is perfect for Endurance and the long distances undertaken in this challenging discipline. The Contour Master™ Panel adjusts to every contour of the horses back and are also used in our “Free Spirit Dressage/Endurance saddle”
This saddle, the Freedom Trail and Free Spirit Saddles are both built on a symmetrical Tree, made by Lightwood, one of the UK’s Premier Saddle Tree Manufacturers. This tree can be altered by us, to make it wider or narrower, as the horse changes shape throughout the year.
This saddle is made with a wide gullet/channel to enable horses to swing through their backs, this improves engagement and stops the panel interfering with spinal processes or musculature of the horse’s back.
Knee blocks- the size of these may be decided by you when ordering the custom version.
Made with the finest English leather by www.marcusgear.co.uk/eq.asp. The leather we use feels already broken in, soft and comfortable and is pre oiled. It also offers greater grip. Stunning quality, 100% English leather.
The sculptured seat gives you superb comfort, putting you in the correct position.
Colours are Black and Dark Havana Brown or 2Tone black and brown. Other colours may be available on request.
All the usual Endurance saddle fittings, in Solid Brass, can be attached to this saddle on request.
Our Saddles are Custom made for the following Endurance Horses… Arabians, Arabs, Missouri Foxtrotter, Spanish Mustang, gaited horses, Morgans, Single Foot Horses, Tennessee Walker, Thoroughbred TB’s, Trakehners, Standardbreds, Quarter Horses, Paint, morab’s, Bashkir curlie, Paso Fino’s etc
This, and all our saddles, will be made from scratch for you and your horses unique requirements. We offer full UK/Europewide saddle fitting service, if you would like Matthew to come and take all the required measurements etc. We will also make the saddle to tracings/templates, instructions and photographs supplied by you or your chosen saddle fitter. This is a very popular choice and as you can see by our glowing testimonials page, it is a very succesful service. You can see how to supply what we need by clicking the following link… Saddle Measurements
We are a very flexible company and if you wish, you may supply any personal design ideas. We always do our best to accommodate these ideas into the saddle of your choice. Please call to discuss.