New Saddle in Development to Meet Demand! | Saddles Direct

New Saddle Development

Introducing JP…. He is one of Our Sponsored Rider Vikki Smith’s own top-class M&M Working Hunter ponies contesting at county level shows to HOYS, RI and Olympia standard. He is the typical shape we are seeing no end of recently as you can see below, he is curved in the back while also being VERY broad across the wither and back.

 

We are finding an increasing demand for a certain shape saddle – very wide and curved in the tree. The demand is coming in all breeds and sizes from cobs, native’s and warmbloods and the saddles just aren’t available on the used market, even very few new! The issues you would find with most saddles on this shape of horse/pony would be:

1.Bridging in the centre of the panel and not making contact. This will ultimately
lead to the horse becoming soar behind the scapula at the wither and around T18 where the saddle ends as all the pressure is on these two areas and not being distributed evenly through the whole bearing surface.

2. Not being wide and open enough in the head. If you do not have something open enough in the head it will start to pinch around the points and cause soar ness and block the shoulder then the scapula rotates in work. The horse would usually become “stuffy” in front and reluctant to go forward.

3.Panels being too narrow. The last thing you want if you have found something the correct shape is to have the panel bearing surface underneath to be very narrow as this will ultimately not disperse the weight evenly and likely cause the saddle to roll excessively.

 

To combat this, we’ve teamed up with Vikki and JP to develop a new saddle to suit this tricky shape. Our focus in this project is finding the tree which will be open enough in the head, almost hoop shape, while also being curved in the rails front to back. We also want to create a multi-purpose saddle incorporating style, comfort, luxury without the huge price tag!

We will be working closely with our saddle manufacturer and Vikki to come up with hopefully the right saddle for both JP, Vikki and all the other struggling horse and pony owners out there in the same predicament of finding this illusive shaped saddle! Keep your eyes peeled for updates as we go, should be an exciting time.

 

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