Introducing the new Comfort Elite, Cadence Mono-Flap Dressage Saddle for Cobs, ponies and wider, flatter horses.
The New Comfort Elite Dressage saddles have been designed with extensive input from our customers, both at Novice and Advanced Dressage, our Agents and our Saddle Makers to give you the ultimate in close contact comfort and connection with your horse. Used by famous Dressage Cob,Tiger Tim for his successful season 2013, culminating in him becoming British Restricted Novice Champion and The Riding Club Dressage to Music Champion.
The tree in these saddles has been specially chosen from our selection of trees used in our Native Pony Saddle Company and Pony Saddle Company saddles to fit the wider, flatter backed horses and ponies. Catering for our customer with Ponies, Cobs and other wider breeds, who require a comfortable, deep seated Dressage saddle without a wide twist.
As our saddles are designed and fit differently from other brands of saddle, when you contact us for a saddle fit we will assess your horse or pony and suggest which are the best options for you to try, please see our information pages for more details, Placing an Order or Booking a Saddle Fit .
All saddles come with our special wide gullets, large weight bearing panels available in our soft flocking and four girthing straps to fit the individual girth groove.
We have made the saddle in a combination of soft, flexible Memel and Calf Leather giving you that soft,worn in feeling from new and is also available with doeskin seat and/or knee block for extra security .The single flap gives a close contact feel unsurpassed in a traditional saddle making subtle communication between yourself and your horse possible, even on the widest cob for our customers with even the shortest legs.The mono-flap saddles, on very wide horses take away some of the bulk under he riders leg, giving the feeling of riding a much narrower horse, with the leg where it needs to lie on the horses side.
The deep seat has been specially designed and contoured for extra comfort and security plus the large knee block, designed to sit above the thigh and be there for support without interference. Unlike the knee block on the Rapport that is fixed, the Cadence comes with knee Blocks on Velcro, this means you can choose the size of your knee blocks and move them to the optimum position to give you the perfect fit. Cadence knee blocks also sit in a different way to the Rapport and allow a rider to have a more flexible seat.
The Cadence Mono-Flap Saddle was born when a good customer of ours, Paula Phillips. Who, riding her lovely Welsh Section D,” Taffy” had just won the Blue Chip Showing Championship in her Mathew Lawrence Showing Saddle. Now deciding to try some dressage as Taffy moves so beautifully Paula decided to celebrate by treating them to a new dressage saddle.
Paula tried all our dressage saddles including a proto type Cadence “Cob” and after a bit of fine tuning the finished saddle was made. The Cadence Cob has proved a great favourite with both our Customers and their Wider, flatter, Equine Friends. In fact in September 2013, at the British Dressage Nationals Traditional Cob Stallion, Tiger Tim, ridden by Aly Matravers caused a huge stir by coming winning the Novice Restricted, beating all manner of Warmbloods and Sports Horses in their Cadence Cob saddle.
The saddle is available in black or as a special custom order in Rich Dark Brown, London Tan,Pale Brown. Seat sizes are 16.5″, 17″, 17.5″ and 18″
As with all saddles available from us a custom saddle can be designed for the individual customer if required with a number of options including custom knee blocks, twist, flap length or suede or doeskin seat or knee rolls so we really can produce the perfect saddle for you, we however recommend that you ride in a standard saddle for the 7 day trial before ordering so we can be sure the correct saddle is made as custom saddles are non returnable. We have also now added an option of a Lizardskin panel and Italian Calf Leather for that extra bit of glamour and the option of an adjustable thigh roll for those really big moving horses..
Here Paula and Taff demonstrate the very first Cadence Cob.
For more videos of our customers and their saddles please see our YouTube Channel Saddle Exchange Tv