The Defiance Force Jumping saddle is a modern European Jump saddle with a good forward position.
This Saddle has a narrow twist to allow close contact to the horse and places the rider in a well balanced seat which allows the rider to move with the movement of the horse and not behind the movement.
It is made by a traditional English craftsmen using a sprung English wooden steel tree and fine English cruise leather is a soft leather and provides great grip for the rider, it is a high quality leather from the the famous Tannery in England - Sedgewicks who still tan the leather in age old fashioned way.
Like all wood and steel tree's they just get better with age as they form to the horse and rider. This saddle is great value.
- Wipe the sweat off your saddle with a damp cloth after each use
- When using saddle soap always wash off to help prevent cracking
Need help on Sizing?
Note: Please bear in mind that every horse is different and this table is a guide only. We have many different styles to suit all shapes and sizes. New Zealand & Euro sizes are measured from the top of the horse. (Withers to tail. C-D) UK, USA & Australian sizes are measured at the bottom of the horse. (From the centre of the chest to the rear. A-B)
How to Choose The Right Fit
The fit of your rug is very important to ensure the optimal comfort and ease of movement for your horse. Since horses of the same height at the wither come in a variety of shapes and sizes, it is useful to take careful measurements of your horse to choose the right size rug.
Using a soft tape measuring tape, measure from (A) t the centre point of the chest, across the point of the shoulder and to the point (B) the rear of the hind legs where you would like the rug to finish.
How do I know that I have the right fit
A well fitting rug will not move or rub your horse.
- Place the rug forward and in front of the wither. The chest buckle should be fastened on the first or second hole, leaving a small gap. Further back than this the horse may need a larger size.
- The neck line should sit well up on the neck clear of the shoulder with the shoulder gussets correctly positioned on the point of the shoulder.
- The rug should finish at the top of the tail for most horses (the tail flap will then cover the rest)
- Leg straps are looped through each other loose enough to prevent chaffing but not loose enough to hang any where near the horses hocks.
- Leg strap clips should face inwards to the horse to reduce the chance of catching on fences or other hazards.
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