George Gullikson – designer of this exquisite saddle – is arguably one of the country’s leading equine biomechanical ‘engineers’ who has devoted his time and experience to designing saddles to fit horse and rider correctly. He has worked closely with Frank Baines Saddlery in the UK to achieve the highest standards in saddle ergonomics. In this Equine Inspired Aires de Haute dressage saddle, the spring tree can be adjusted by qualified saddler for exact fit. It features wool flocked panels, adjustable Velcro knee blocks, adjustable WELEP stirrup bars which allow the rider to position his/her legs correctly and with maximum comfort. This particular Aires de Haute dressage saddle measures 18ins in the seat, and we measured the tree to be medium wide at 5.25ins. The gullet is very generous with a 3.25ins channel – thus allowing the panels to sit on the horse’s latissimus dorsi fairly and squarely. The length of the saddle flap measures 16ins from stirrup bar.