The Defiance Show saddle is handcrafted on a wooden steel spring tree in the traditional method by English Master Saddlers.
The Defiance Show saddle is made with quality English Sedgewick leather. The saddle has a deep seat with nice wide panels to fit over the spinal process of the horse. The saddle is flocked with traditional 100% British wool flock for the comfort of the horse.
It features a smooth desirable look for the Show ring while still having that deep seat for the dressage day. Made in England with a compact panel to fit within the saddle bearing area on the shorter back type horse as well. It is a forward balance seat.
- Wipe saddle down after each use to remove the sweat with a damp cloth
- Wash saddle soap off after application to help prevent the leather 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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