|Type:||Close Contact Saddle|
|Condition:||Excellent Used Condition|
|Width:||Wide – measured 5.25ins|
|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).|
This is a classic FREE SHOULDER jumping saddle for the Grand Prix or Hunter ring designed by Grand Prix rider, Bernardo Vergara in conjunction with SMS Master Saddlers in England. With perfect forward balance, hidden ergonomic thigh blocks and a choice of moderate or deep seat this distinguished saddle outperforms its competitors with our advanced free shoulder technology allowing Total Movement (TM) of the horse. Bernardo Vergara and his wife Gigi now make and design the TrustIn saddles and are based in Ocala, Florida.
The Verhan Free Shoulder Saddle Story
The Verhan Free Shoulder™ solution was originally discovered by trying to solve the issue of reduced performance in polo ponies due to improper saddle fit and positioning. To solve the problem we combined expertise from polo, dressage, and jumping to create a patented solution now available to all disciplines.
In trying to evaluate why our polo ponies’ backs were sore we discovered virtually all polo ponies, jumper, and dressage horses are in varying degrees of pain due to improper saddle fit. The result of this pain is drastically reduced performance. There is a strong need and tradition for polo players and jumper riders to be positioned as far forward on the horse’s back as possible. Because of this, the rider places the saddle on top of the horse’s shoulder when tacking up. The shoulder of the horse is not designed to carry the weight of the rider and as a result causes chiropractic misalignment, bursitis, inversion (high head, hollow back) and atrophy of the top line muscles. All of these issues are plaguing the equestrian sports in all disciplines and in turn preventing the horse from performing at full capacity. This is painful for the horse, expensive for the owner, and reduces overall performance.
To solve the problem PoloGear™ put together a dedicated team of experts that consisted of an equine veterinarian, equine chiropractor, a top polo player, a top jumper rider, a polo high goal team manager, and a highly experienced saddle fitter and saddle manufacturer. Headed up by PoloGear™ this team had a combination of 280 years of experience in the equestrian industry. Their efforts resulted in the patented Verhan FreeShoulder™ solution for every discipline.
The Verhan FreeShoulder™ model is a new patented technology, a revolutionary change in concept and design and a saddle that is built around an ergonomic solution that allows the horse to perform naturally without pain and discomfort. This is the saddle that allows the rider to communicate with the horse at a whole new elevated level.
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