Heritage Freedom Shoulder Relief Panels LS Pony Saddle (for large and chunky shoulders) GP, VSD, JUMP.


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The Yin-Yang Freedom Relief Shoulder Panel, Pony Saddles. We have GP, VSD and Jump versions, all designed for Larger Shouldered Horses and Ponies.

This totally unique LS range is only available from Heritage Bespoke Saddles, and has been designed by Heritage specifically for horses with larger shoulders, where the rider needs a forward cut flap

The Freedom Shouler Relief Panel is a Heritage design, that is now being shamelessly copied, but will never be bettered!

Pictured is the GP Version, but we make VSD (straighter cut for showing and small jumps) and a Junior Jump, more forward cut, version too.

As you can see in the photograph we cut the panel beneath the flap straighter, away from, and to accommodate the larger shouldered pony and for those with big movements.

The knee roll sits on top of the flap away from the horses shoulder too. This combination is perfect for the rider who wants a more forward flap but whose horse has large shoulders.

This saddles panels and knee roll will, therefore, not hinder the horses movements, and will not be constantly pushed back by them either. This then enables us to cut the top flap more forward for those of you with longer legs, or those who like to ride shorter, giving you more room, as the top flap “floats” above the horses shoulder.

The LS Freedom Relief Panel range is a truly new, innovative style of saddle that will free up your horses shoulders like never before. Compared to traditional panel design, they massively lessen shoulder restriction and the horse will move better than it ever has!

Sizes 14″, 15 & 16″ including half sizes. All our trees are made on Engish made wooden trees, that can be narrowed or widened as the horse changes.

English lambs wool, flocked panels for the horses ultimate comfort. These panels can again be altered when needed.

Suitable for all types of horses, from narrow up to very wide horses.

Suede options are available.

You can choose any style/length  of girth straps/billets. The long “Y” system Dressage style girth straps are an available option (free of charge) and we can supply the matching short girth if you choose this model. This option removes the bulk of a girth and it’s buckles from under the flap, getting you closer to your horse. But if you prefer to use a long girth we will add 3 in the middle, or four short point and balance straps either side.

The twist and seat of our saddles are so well designed, that you do not have that unsecured feeling of “sitting on a fencepost” that so many saddles will give.

The level of contact with your horse and it’s subtle movements are enhanced, with all of our saddles, Creating a feeling of oneness with ones horse.

You can rest assured that, when choosing one of our Custom saddles, we will choose the correct tree to suit the horse and rider. This may include a higher arch, deeper seat, narrower twist etc.

Round or square cantle

The piping around the seat can be White, Black or Brown and you can have any colour piping/saddle combination.

All Models are £999 (or £1099 fully custom made)

* 16.5″ up to 20″ can be seen here… https://heritagesaddlery.co.uk/product/the-yin-yang-mkii-ls-jumpevent-saddle-designed-for-large-shouldered-horses/

Ruth Newey sent us this review…

Hi Matt, I Just wanted to let you know that the yin-yang MKII (LS) made to measure jumping saddle is everything that you promised it would be. After seven years of trying to find a saddle that would fit both my beloved horse – Punch and myself, I will admit I was sceptical. I had been told so often by saddlers that it was asking the impossible due to my length of leg, I am six foot tall and my horses big shoulders and extremely-wide withers. I must have tried every make of saddle you can think of, even made to measure saddles which fitted Punch, but were too straight cut to be comfortable and safe for me. I had nowhere for my long legs to go so my knees stuck over the knee rolls, or over the edge of the saddle. Not good on a horse as sharp as mine! However, at last we have the perfect saddle. What a fantastic idea the Yin-Yang saddle is – the ideal solution! Already Punch is happier being saddled up and he strides out confidently while I at last have a comfortable ride. I have a lovely soft seat AND room for my very long legs! I am also so much more confident as I have knee rolls where they should be! We are off for a good gallop along the beach next week – with one of my friends -yippee!!I just wish I had known of you sooner. I would have saved myself a fortune in saddles that didn’t fit, despite being told that they did! I may also have saved myself a good few falls due to lack of knee rolls! Still they do say that all good things come to those who wait!! I would recommend this saddle to anyone who has problems finding a saddle to fit. It really does do what it promises and costs no more than other quality saddles. It really does fit both horse AND rider, because that is what it is designed to do. Other saddles may claim to be made-to-measure, but as I have discovered the basic saddle size and shape remains the same. After years in uncomfortable saddles I feel justified in saying that the rider’s comfort and safety are also important. In the past I have always had to sacrifice that- but thankfully no longer! I can now enjoy riding knowing that both of us are thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Cheers Matt. From Ruth and Punch. Lancashire.

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