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Wintec Isabell with CAIR® Panels

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Wintec Isabell with CAIR® Panels

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Designed for horse and rider comfort, the Wintec Isabell with CAIR® Panels can be adjusted for fit with the EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet and EASY-CHANGE™ Riser Systems. CAIR panels use air cushion technology to distribute weight on the horse's back. This synthetic dressage saddle places the rider in a central, balanced location.

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CAIR Panels
Item #: X1-15874
List: $1,445.00
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The Wintec Isabell with CAIR® Panels was developed in consultation with world-renowned dressage champion, Isabell Werth, to support both horse and rider as a team. The difference the Isabell saddle makes to your riding is profound, as innovative features, including the Adjustable Ergonomic Stirrup Bar, take the effort out of sitting in the correct position.  Durable Equi-Suede provides exceptional grip.

This synthetic dressage saddle has a deep seat that positions you in a central and balanced position for correct horse and rider alignment. A seamless, ultra-narrow transition from the seat through the length of the leg provides the ultimate connection with your horse. The adjustable stirrup bar offers three stirrup leather positions to suit different body types and riding preferences.

The Adjustable Flexibloc System enables you to customize thigh support for optimal security and performance. Anatomic shaping of the tree, a generous panel design and world-leading performance systems, including the including the CAIR Cushion system, offer tremendous support for the dressage horse.

The fit of this saddle can be easily adjusted with the EASY-CHANGE™ Gullet and EASY-CHANGE™ Riser systems. Additionally, the adjustable Y-Girthing® System is the most stable available, enabling individual adjustment for each horse to achieve equal pull from the front and rear of the saddle.

CAIR panels use air cushion technology to distribute the rider’s weight comfortably and cushion the horse’s back. Air offers shock absorption and works with the horse’s muscles to ensure a close, even contact over a large weight-bearing area while reducing pressure points.

The EASY-CHANGE Gullet System lets you select—and change—the optimal tree width for your horse’s current shape and muscling.

The EASY-CHANGE Riser System allows you to make minor adjustments within the saddle panels for optimal balance and clearance.


How to Clean Your Synthetic Saddle
Use a mixture of gentle soap and warm water applied with a rag or sponge to loosen grime. Stuck on dirt can sometimes be removed with a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly, and allow the items to dry naturally in the sun.
Guidelines for Sizing a Dressage Saddle to a Rider
For dressage, you need to sit deeply in a neutral, balanced position on your horse. A saddle that fits you and your horse well will make achieving a good position easy. Long flaps on dressage saddles encourage a long stirrup length to maximize your ability to keep a relaxed leg in full contact with your horse. Thigh blocks designed to support your legs- long, short, large, small, external or under the flap -and the depth of the seat, are matters of personal preference.

The "twist" of a saddle is also a personal choice, though it is an aspect of saddle tree design intended to accommodate the horse's shape more than the rider's. The twist is located behind the pommel at the front of the saddle's seat. The front of any saddle tree has a steep angle to accommodate a horse's withers, while the back of the tree has a flatter angle to accommodate a horse's back. The twist occurs where the bars of the tree "twist" to form the transition between the front and back of the tree. The width of the strip of leather over the twist does not necessarily indicate the width of the twist.

If you sit in a saddle and feel like you're sitting on a wide board, then the twist is too wide for your build. This could force you into a chair seat position, which puts you behind the horse's movement. A twist appropriately sized for you will allow your legs to hang down softly. If a twist is too narrow for you, your thighs won't feel supported. A professional saddle consultant can be sure that your ideal twist is appropriate for your horse's build.

Consider these guidelines as you look for your perfect fit in a dressage saddle.

  • Hip to knee length determines where your knee and leg fit in accordance to the angle and point of the flap. Look to fit this part of your leg first. The rotation and size of the saddle flap should complement the angle of your leg. Your knee should hit at the top point of the flap with at least two fingers to spare.
  • Saddle seat size affects your comfort, ability to move and effectiveness in seat aids. Ignore the seat size measurement of the saddle and work with what actually fits your body. Every manufacturer's saddle seat sizing will feel different. Most saddles require that you fit between three to four fingers (a hand's width) behind your bottom and the tip of the cantle. If you feel confined in a deep-seated saddle, then try the next seat size up.
  • Flap length is less important than the way the flap shape complements the angle of your leg. As a general guideline, the flap will fall only about a third of the way down your calf. The goal in determining flap length is to avoid having the edge of the saddle flap catch on the top of your tall boot or half chap.
  • Riding style, your own personal preference, for any one factor of the saddle and your position as determined by your unique physical build is always important. If you feel confined or restricted in a saddle, or conversely, do not feel supported, try another saddle.