NOT JUST ANOTHER CHANGEABLE GULLET SADDLE! This saddle is built on a FLEXIBLE SADDLE TREE.
Changing the gullet on a saddle does allow for one saddle to be used on horses with different shaped withers. However, it does not address the changing contour of the horses back that also changed with different horses.
Nor does it address the fact that a horses back changes shape as the horse goes through its various gaits.
The Flexible tree used on saddles designed and made by James Saddlery not only have flex in the gullet, but through the entire tree. This means that when girthed up and with the rider on board, the tree auto adjusts to any shape horse or any shape the horse may change to, for example at the gallop as opposed to a walk.
It also can adjust in its length to allow for shoulder movement. It is evident that in a one leg forward position the horses back becomes uneven and out of square. The flex tree alters accordingly.
A change of gullet does allow a saddle to be used on different horses and that is great if the horse stood still and maintained that position it had where the saddle is fitted. The fact is that the instant your horse moves, it changes shape. A changeable gullet saddle does not change to suit. The flexible tree saddle designed by James Saddlery does change shape to suit various horses and the changing shapes of a horse in motion.
FLEXIBLE TREES GIVE YOU THE ULTIMATE IN SADDLE FIT AND THE SHOCK ABSORBING QUALITY OF THE TREE ENSURE SUPERIOR RIDER COMFORT AND MINIMISE THE CHANCE OF INJURY TO THE BACK OF A VALUED AND VALUABLE HORSE.
This exciting new saddle addresses the problem of saddle fit. It has long been accepted that the best way to fit a saddle to a horse is with the horse standing evenly on all four legs. This has been the ideal situation, provided a horse never changed from that position.
As a horse moves through its various gaits, it continually changes shape. Not only does it alter shape along the length of the back, but shoulder movement means that a leg forward position causes a continuing alteration of shoulder muscle mass and underlying skeletal structure.
The new totally flexible trees incorporated in the Flex Fit Halfbreed allow for the saddle to change shape along with the horse. It also means that one saddle can fit various shape horses. The rider weight, along with the girth system ensure a snug fit in all cases.
The Flex Fit is otherwise a traditional Halfbreed saddle with Revolving Stirrup Bar (see Revolving Stirrup Bar). This is important as all sporting bodies now require this feature (SeeImportant Information to Consider Before Buying a Saddle)
The seat is blocked in one piece, eliminating stitching and seams that could wear and rub a rider. It is lined with genuine sheepskin.
It is light, strong and incorporates the latest technology to provide horse and rider the ultimate fit and comfort in any situation.
The fenders are mounted on the stirrup bar are web reinforced to prevent stretching or failure. The leather is best quality and they are hand made by Trevor & Daniel James.