Luc Childeric DSP Dressage is a Saddle in the Childeric range. It is handcrafted in France and is made on a wood and steel tree from aged Birch.
Many man hours go into a Childeric saddle. The panels are made from top quality Latex hand carved to give a convex concave panel which is shaped to the horse's back. The welt in the seat is hand stitched to avoid large stitching to irritate the rider making it slimmer and smoother to ride in.
The DSP Pony Dressage saddle is the pony version of the DSC. It is equipped with small padded quarters to ensure optimal contact. Semi-hollow seat for a less framing seat and a greater freedom. This mono-quarter dressage saddle has V-straps for a perfect fit on the horse's back.
This saddle has a half deep seat with a slim twist.
This model has been designed for the competition and the daily work of the sport horse.
The size of the Childeric tree cannot be adjusted. Minor adjustments can be made with pure wool felt shims by a Childeric trained saddler.
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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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