Very unusual in its construction, this is the ultra-lightweight (3.5kg) dressage saddle, designed and made in Czechoslovakia with state of the art technology. (See description of the features below). This particular model measures as a 17.5ins seat, with XW fitting, although the makers say that due to it flexibility, will fit most horse types.
THE FEATURES OF THE BALOUN FLEXISADDLE
Adaptability – it rises and lowers with an actual muscle tone of the horse hence, very suitable for young horses in training, where the muscle changes are expected.
Flexibility – thanks to the lamell skelet, the saddle springs and works simultaneously with the horse’s back during riding. It enables the horse to have a free movement. Horses are than more willing to work and to perform advanced exercises. They will offer a better extension in their moves.
Stability – the saddle does not rotate therefore, it is a great solution for horses with round and wide backs and weak withers.
Copying the shape of the horse’s back therefore, it is suitable for atypical horses.
Universal – the flexisaddle can be used on variable horses with similar types of a back shape.
Spreads the rider’s weight evenly on the horse’s back and doesn’t press just in certain points.
With this, the horse is naturally more comfortable.
Lowers the rider’s centre of gravity therefore, the rider has a deeper seat, better stability and does not disturb the horse at work.
Contact – very responsive to rider’s body language, which improves the communication between the rider and the horse.
Therapeutic – thanks to its flexibility, it is able to inhibit an impact therefore, it has a therapeutic influence not only on the horse’s back but also on the rider’s back.
Comfort of the horse – because of the special “F” flaps carved for more toned muscles, the horse is not inhibited in his movement hence, is able to extend his gaits and is generally more relaxed.
Comfort of the rider – because of the consistency of the thermo-active gel in the knee rolls, the saddle is pleasant to the rider and encourages his/her firm and stable seat.
Durability of the shape – because of the special latex filling – which does not need re-stuffing- the saddle keeps its shape for many years.
Simplicity – the exchangeable gullet enables the saddle to be used on different horses.
Light weight – it weights 3.5 kg.
Variability – a possibility of the seat exchange and re-installation of the knee rolls.
Simple maintenance – Due to a special leather is Baloun saddle very easy to keep clean and soft. Even very new saddle is immediately comfortable and soft, leather never become hard and stiff and its material is also much easier to keep clean and smooth. Treat the leather only with wax products with no oil.
Quality manufacturing – an honest hand work and a material as well as a shape design from our own workshop. The Flexisaddle is made of a quality, non-slippery hide, sewed with a “Bonded nylon” thread, which is known for its sturdiness and durability. A high quality latex foam ensures a long life and stable shape of the saddle.
The proper saddle measurement is ensured by Robert Baloun. He measures horses personally in the Czech and Slowak Republic. His representatives in other countries are well trained and hold a certificate to perform measurements for Baloun Flexisaddles.