|Type:||Half Monoflap Dressage Saddle|
|Condition:||Excellent Used Condition|
|Width:||X-Wide and Adjustable|
|Stamp:||#0105 175 0296 Made in Canada|
|Blemishes/Notes:||Normal with Flair (air) adjustable panels at the rear, and wool flocked at the front.|
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|*All measurements provided have either been taken directly from saddle stamps, or are approximate measurements taken by experienced Good Apple Equine Consignment staff. This information is provided as a courtesy to our customers, and is not a guarantee of size or fit as each individual saddle differs from the next (including those of the same brand and model).|
In very good used condition, this is a very nice DK Saddlery half monoflap saddle. THIS SADDLE HAS FLAIR (AIR) PANELS AT THE FRONT, AND WOOL FLOCKED AT THE BACK.
DK is Danny Kroetch – Owner/Designer/Innovator
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Dan Kroetch is a Master Saddle Fitter who travels widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia conducting saddle fitting clinics and giving lectures on the proper fitting of saddles. Dan has a reputation for being able to fit the most difficult horses and his specialty lies in his ability to help those horses that are experiencing pain from their existing saddles.
In conjunction with Academy Bartels, Dan was invited to take part in a 15-month study with Utrecht Veterinary University in the Netherlands on how ill fitting saddles affect the horse’s movement. The findings were published in 2004.
Danny believes that when fitting a saddle to horse and rider it is important to include the Circle of Influence. Like a wagon wheel the circle of influence is comprised of a number of supporting “spokes” each spoke represents an influence on the horses well being including; rider, coach, veterinarian, farrier, saddle fitter and alternative medicine practitioners such as massage therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists. Although the wheel will remain functional when missing one or more spokes…in order to ensure top performance each area must be optimized. When fitting a saddle to a horse and rider pair, Danny must ensure that there are no other areas that may be affecting the horses ability to do his job.
The Saddle-Fitter — Danny Kroetch is a master saddle-fitter who travels all over North America, Europe and Asia fitting saddles to high performance horses and riders. Currently DK Saddlery is the largest exporter of English saddles to Europe. Danny is currently heading a large research study on saddle fit at the University of Utrecht in Holland and is now the only saddle manufacturer ever to be published in the Veterinary Journal.