de Cross Equitation Luneville Home Contacts & Links Saddle Woes Testimonials Technology + fitting Knowledge Horze Products Uneven pressure under the saddle and signs of soreness. The horses back muscles feel like an ironing board. There may also be hollows either side of the wither, instead of soft, supple and well developed muscle.

Difficult for the rider to sit relaxed and apply the aids easily. Are you restricted by or forced into a riding position from a saddle with a deep seat, high pommel and large knee rolls?

Panels that aren’t symmetrical or flocked evenly, masking the unevenness in the horse.

Saddle shows movement whilst riding. As the horse is swinging along, the rigid saddle shifts & moves - this may be slight, but obviously a hinderance to horse & rider, especially at the higher levels.

Saddle isn’t sitting in balance, is moving/rocking, or it feels perched on your horses back.

Does your horse do any or a few of the following:
• puts its ears back when you approach with the saddle 
• is agitated or aggressive when girthing up 
• constantly moves off when mounted
• won’t stay ‘in front’ of the rider’s leg
• tends to buck
• is heavy in the contact or inconsistent head carriage
• show excessive tension with shortened, restricted 
  movement
• is a well conformed, able, intelligent ride, yet finds 
   particular dressage movements difficult for reasons 
   unknown

Always having to get your saddle panels re-flocked!

You can’t find the right saddle to fit your wide, flat-backed horse. 

Feeling like professional saddle fitters don’t seem to be able to solve your problems; you just want to ride the horse, not the saddle! Does your current saddle have any of these problems? ... Then you should try  a                        saddle & experience the difference! •




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• Features - at a glance... Extremely light in weight 

Strada Superflex® tree. Made of carbon fibre, kevlar, birch ply and leather (has NO metal in it).  As the name suggests, the tree has the ability to flex and ‘give’ so the horse can have complete freedom with every stride, through all paces, as it follows the movement of the horse. For the ultimate feeling of connection between horse & rider. For the ultimate ability to distribute weight.

Five different trees, shaped to fit the varying back shapes of today’s modern sport horses, older breed types, thoroughbreds through to stationbreds. We have tree’s that fit all types! This is the most important aspect of the saddle - the tree must be the same shape as the horse.

Heat malleable, close contact panels. These panels heat up with the horses body temperature then feel like firm unflexed muscle - for unrivaled horse & rider comfort, highly shock-absorbant & will never require any maintenance for the life-time of the saddle.

The design & use of modern materials on Strada saddles, gives them abilities that NO other saddle has in today’s market.... •

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