Ride before you buy! This PDS® Carl Hester Grande Test Ride Dressage Saddle can be ridden in “on trial” for three days from receipt. This test ride allows the necessary time for you to experience the feel and fit of the saddle before you commit to a purchase. A cornerstone of the PDS Carl Hester Collection, this deep-seated dressage saddle is crafted of premium quality double-stitched calf leather. Anatomically designed knee blocks help support the rider and encourage the lengthening of the thigh. This saddle is available in two types of AMS® panels, Standard and Alto, with specific designs to best suit your horse’s build. It’s made on an unbreakable carbon fiber polymer tree and equipped with the X-Change® System. AMS panels distribute load evenly and reduce pressure on a horse’s back. They’re shaped to avoid restriction of the horse’s shoulders and provide a wide weight bearing surface. High-quality synthetic wool flocking, which can be altered as needed for optimal fit, rests inside a special, breathable layer of neoprene that protects against lumps and hot spots. The saddle design also eliminates point straps in the girthing system to allow freedom of movement through the horse’s shoulders.
Standard (Regular) panels are suited for horses with medium withers; most dressage horses have this build. Alto Panels are intended for horses with higher withers and a greater wither-to-back differential. With Alto panels, the panel is slightly deeper at the front to offer extra support and clearance over the withers and spine. It also has a slightly deeper rear gusset to ensure that after allowing for the height at the front of the horse, the saddle is still able to sit level.
The carbon fiber polymer tree is lightweight, flexible and incredibly strong. It’s designed for your horse’s comfort and performance with its anatomical design, while providing incredible contact between horse and rider. The X-Change System takes the worry out of saddle fitting as your horse changes shape from season to season and even throughout the season. The range of gullet plates provided in the X-Change System let you make adjustments to the saddle width conveniently and easily. A medium wide gullet is included with the saddle; other gullet plate sizes are available separately.
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