What makes VH Saddles so comfortable for the rider?
The flaps and skirts on VH Saddles are covered in hide and have soft inserts giving the rider an amazingly comfortable feel with superb grip.
The twist is narrow and the contact between horse and rider is close, allowing the rider to really feel the horse’s movement.
The specially designed knee rolls are placed so as to not interfere or restrict the rider but to be supportive when needed.
Many different knee roll shapes and sizes are available which when combined with the option of altering the flap angle and length, stirrup bar position and knee roll placement ensures the perfect rider position is attained.
All VH Saddles are available in sizes from 15.5” to 18.5".
The seat size is to suit the rider but the horse or pony's saddle platform area must be taken into consideration. If you are a tall rider on small or short backed horse or pony then it is better to ride in the seat size that you need and to have the back gussets of the saddle made shorter to prevent the saddle from extending too far caudally on the horse or pony’s back.
The flaps on the VH Saddles can be made shorter or longer than the standard length to maximise rider comfort for longer legged rider or to ensure correct communication of the aids for shorter legged riders. Trial saddles are of standard dimensions and are used as base for any alterations in this area.
The flaps may also be made slightly more forward cut if the rider has a particularly long leg or is limited by the conformation or their horse or pony for seat size.
The specially designed knee rolls on the VH Saddles are positioned for optimal rider biomechanics. Occasionally a rider will need these at a slightly different angle which is easily assessed at the time of ordering.
The knee rolls on the VH Show Saddles are attached with Velcro underneath the top padded flap so riders can adjust the position of these at any time. This is a fantastic option if a young rider is likely to remain on a pony for several years whilst growing. By changing the knee rolls as the child grows, their length of leg can be accommodated without compromising the angle of their hip and knee joints hence always allowing a correct and effective position. Many different knee rolls are available, all varying in depth, length and shape from long, deep, straight knee rolls to shallow tear drop shaped knee rolls.