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Exclusive and innovative saddle in the classical Dressage design manufactured with soft Nubuck with stirrup attachment which can be positioned as needed, plus flexible V-Rigging, wedge-shaped bolster underneath the seat and kneerolls which can be adjusted via Velcro.
- flexible dressage saddle made from real Nubuck leather
- delivered with Velcro-on kneerolls
- stirrup attachment can be positioned as required
- Barefoot® VPS-system
This saddle lets the rider feel every movement of the horse's back and his muscles - thus creating a sound foundation for subtle riding.
The stirrup attachment can be positioned as needed - therefore the saddle can easily be adjusted to your personal needs and measurements. The 'Lexington' is equipped with a wedge-shaped VPS® padding, raising the seat in the rear and thus enabling a straight position for the rider, which is even further supported by the distinct knee-roll.
The rigging is flexible and runs in a V-form, allowing the saddle to be cinched straight even when the girthing area is difficult. Compared to standard Dressage saddles, the Barefoot 'Lexington' is placed further to the front, positioning the rider directly above the horse's centre of gravity. The horse can more easily balance the rider's weight.
Thanks to the long and slightly wider flap with formed knee-rolls, the rider's leg is securely positioned in a dressage seat. Underneath this support, additional knee-rolls - which are included in two different sizes - can be placed as desired thank to Velcro fastening. Furthermore, the knee-roll support is equipped with Air Pump System - air can circulate allowing the knee-roll to conform to the rider's leg even more softly.
This saddle ensures proper support even when hacking-out; therefore it comes with 6 D-Rings to attach saddle blanket and luggage. As with all Barefoot® saddles, the Fiberglas-inlay in the front pommel (size medium) can be exchanged.(different width inserts are available for purchase separately)
• flexible in all three dimensions (X, Y, Z)
• no peak pressure on thus no reduction of back muscles
• stirrup attachment can be positioned as needed
• wedge-shaped VPS "vertebrae protecting system" underneath seat
• flexible V-Rigging
• air Pump-System
• adjustable knee-rolls
• enhances subtle style of riding thanks to placing the rider close to the horse
• weight approx 6 Kg (depending on size)
Color: Black only
Size 1-short: smaller, narrower saddle flap, recommended for riders up to size M/L and 1,70 m height
Size 1-long: longer, wider saddle flap, recommended for riders up to size M/L from 1,70 m height with rather long and stabile legs (thighs)
Size 2-short: smaller, narrower saddle flap, recommended for riders from size L up to 1,70 m height
Size 2-long: longer, wider saddle flap, recommended for riders from size L from 1,70 m height with rather long and stabile legs (thighs)
Balancing saddles through the saddle pad
Pommel insert measuring template
Using the Barefoot Saddle System
Correct change of Barefoot Front Pommel
Care and Maintenance of Barefoot Products
A = length of saddle
B = length of seat
C = length of skirt / saddle flap
Barefoot saddles are hand made. This makes every saddle unique. The measurements are therefore just reference points and can vary slightly.
Size 1: recommended for clothes sizes :
Ladies 10-12 Gents 28-32
A = approx. 51 cm B = approx. 35 cm C = approx 53cm / 57cm
Size 2 : recommended for clothes size :
Ladies 14-18 Gents : 34-38
A = approx. 56 cm B = approx. 39 cm C = approx. 55 cm 59cm
Please note: The lenght of the saddle (A) is the overall length. As there is no pressure at all in the rear part, the horse can move freely. Even if the saddle looks a little too long on your horse, choose the size according to your measurements. It is very important that the saddle fits the rider well, so he has enough space between thighs and pommel and does not sit on the pommel or cantle, which would limit the saddles adaptability. The horse's back is free of any pressure at the rear - the Barefoot can even be lifted slightly at the cantle with a rider on board.