Achieve the perfect balance between comfort and practicality. Designed in collaboration with Ulla Salzgeber and named after her horse! The saddle has no skirts, allowing for close contact where the rider is able to virtually ‘embrace’ the horse with a long stretched leg. The large soft knee rolls provide exceptional support and the flaps are covered in a specially tanned calf leather to provide great grip.
Knee rolls on the saddle flap
Soft-padded saddle flap and the seat are made of a single piece
Long girth straps
Performance, advantages and origin
Kieffer saddle trees are made of high-quality, glass fibre reinforced synthetic material and fitted with a soft, permanently elastic seat covering. In case of emergency, the recessed stirrup bars ensure a safe opening even after years of use.
Individual adjustment & optimal fit
Comfortable Medico seat & innovative gullet plate
High elasticity & flexibility
5-year warranty against breakage
Saddle tree 'Exclusive' with integrated gullet plate
This advancement in the field of saddle trees increases safety as well as riding comfort particularly in the seat region.
Gullet plate and stirrup bar form a unification made of high-quality steel which is inset in the upper area of the saddle tree. This system exclusively
patented by Kieffer, leads the stirrup bar closer to the saddle tree – the result is a narrower pommel and more seating comfort in the front part of the saddle.
With its integrated gullet plate, the saddle tree model "Exclusive" greatly facilitates adjustment of the saddle tree to the horseback – for example when purchasing a new saddle or as required due to muscular or nutritional changes of the animal. In order to fit the saddle tree, the saddle is simply mounted onto the kieffer alteration bench and adjusted by cold processing to make it either narrower or wider.
Another advantage of this construction is that an escape of the stirrup bar is in actual fact impossible.
The gullet plate is located above and not below the saddle tree as is usual, consequently sharp corners can herewith be avoided. In the case of a saddle tree with a narrow set fitting for a horse with a slim body shape, the gullet plate does not deform in a V-shape but remains in a rounded shape to prevent jamming the withers.
Of particular importance is the fact, that because of the seamless connection of gullet plate and stirrup bar the pressure caused by mounting the horse is distributed evenly over the whole saddle tree – this prevents the saddle tree from deforming. A deforming of the saddle tree, occurs in many saddles over a long time period and may result in a tilting of the rider´s seat which of course would have negative consequences for the rider and the horse.
The Medico seat, a V-cut in the saddle tree, always swings with the movement, thus relieving the rider’s spinal column and seat muscles. In particular, the sensitive area around the ischium and the pubic bone are protected by the increased flexibility of the saddle tree. To achieve an even better seat experience for the rider, the stirrup bar is mounted closer to the saddle tree. The pommel thus becomes narrower for a more comfortable seat. The gullet plate is recessed into the saddle tree and consequently does not constrain the rider in any way.
With its integrated gullet plate, the saddle tree model 'Exclusive' supports an easy fit for a new saddle purchase and aids adjustment of the saddle tree which may be necessary due to muscular development of the horse or a change of horse ownership. In order to fit the saddle tree, the saddle is simply mounted onto the Kieffer alteration bench and adjusted by cold processing to make it either narrower or wider.
Premium leather, first-class workmanship and long durability
As premium manufacturers of quality leather products we feel not only committed towards our customers to produce according to the most advanced ecological principles and methods, but we must, of course, also comply with relevant EU regulations.
Process-related qualities such as leather thickness, colour and surface must meet certain DIN standards, just as must the resulting properties of the leather, e.g. tensile and stitch tear strength or the folding endurance. For years, we have used only high-grade European hides to ensure that Kieffer quality products meet these exact quality requirements.
Advantages of a leather saddle
Leather is a natural material, very abrasion-resistant and hard-wearing
Leather saddles are breathable and skin-friendly, with a positive effect on both rider and horse alike
Quality leather feels supple, soft and flexible
With correct care, a leather saddle is can be extremely long-lasting
Size: 1 or 2
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