|Model:||Esprit Athen DS Flextra EQ|
|Condition:||Excellent Used Condition|
|Width:||Medium – measured 4.25ins|
|Flap Length:||17ins Flap|
|Stamp:||#315 WKE 1483103|
|Blemishes/Notes:||Normal. Sommer saddles can be adjusted by an authorized Sommer saddle fitter – on-site.|
|Trial:||This Saddle is Eligible for a FREE 5-DAY SADDLE TRIAL. Click this link to order your saddle trial today!|
|*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).|
The Sommer Esprit Athen DS Monoflap dressage saddle, with its very soft, double-layered saddle flaps, lets you feel every movement of your horse. The large knee rolls and the deep seat provide a strong grip in the saddle, while the triangular girthing pattern with long straps offers variable girth attachment options.
1. Saddle tree
In order to be able to follow the movements of the horse and the rider, the saddle tree must be completely flexible both lengthwise and crosswise. Because a rigid structure would severely impair the harmonious movement between rider and horse. A modern saddle tree should also be adjustable so that it can be flexibly adapted to the changing horse’s back.
2. Gullet Plate
The gullet plate above the withers provides stability to the head and runs from the shoulder blade down and back towards the rider. The ends open downwards.
The pillows are even and springy. The edges must not face the horse and they must open to the front. The angle of the panel corresponds to the angle of the horse’s back.
4. Cushion distance and cushion width
The cushion runs parallel with at least six centimeters distance. The width of the pillow covers the back muscles and the interweaving of the rib muscles.
The synthetic fiber padding is soft and remains flexible even after it has become wet. It sits and adapts to the horse’s back, but remains elastic.
The strapping finds its first point of traction under the stirrup bar, not at the saddle tree. The shape of the harness is based on the natural harness depth of the horse.
7. Air circulation
Saddle construction promotes air circulation between the horse’s back and the saddle, thereby avoiding heat build-up.
Selected materials make the saddle a natural product that becomes more and more attractive over the years. Leather specially made for SOMMER products finds its way to our workshop from many tanneries around the world.
Fit and chamber size can be changed at any time.
SOMMER is a family-run company and is recognized as one of the leading saddle brands worldwide.
All SOMMER and REMOS saddles incorporate a specially designed saddle tree. It is manufactured from an extremely high-grade, thermoplastic technopolymer and is fitted with a hand-forged gullet plate made of a special alloy.
Such a saddle tree can be adjusted as often as the rider wishes with no material fatigue. The saddle tree flexes with the movements of the horse‘s back – it is springy, but of course retains its dimensional stability. There are also several levels of firmness in the various seat sizes available.
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