BAREFOOT SADDLES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- adapts to the horse's back
- allows muscle build up
- precise aids through close contact, deep seat
- flexible stirrup attachment
- soft, comfortable suede seat
The Barefoot saddle for classical riders!
The Barefoot 'Madrid' is optically made for classical riding, but not only does it look right it also allows for a deep, secure seat.
Closeness to the horse is noticeable; your horse's movement of the back are transmitted unlike with any saddle this type and therefore build the basis for more precise riding.
At the same time, the horse's back remains free of pressure. Demanding lessons, collection, transmissions: your horse can learn free of tension and build topline without any restriction by the saddle. There is no saddle pressure to stop your horse from moving freely. Blood supply to muscles remains intact and muscles can therefore develop.
The stirrup bar can be positioned between the seat and the saddle as required, therefore saddle easily adjusts to your seat and size.
Flexible V-rigging. Saddle also suits horses with difficult girt positions. Saddle lies a little further forward than a conventional saddle and positions the rider at the horse's centre of gravity. It is therefore easier for the horse to balance the weight of the rider. The seat is removable through velcro and can be exchanged with a real sheep wool seat (available for purchase separately). The sheep wool seat has integrated kneerolls.
The Barefoot 'Madrid' is made from two different types of genuine leather. Soft, supple, non-slip suede with integrated padding for th seat and sturdy smooth leather (South American quality) for the rest of the saddle.
6 D-rings to attach saddle pad etc
The included pommel insert (size wide) can be exchange as with all other Barefoot saddle models (available for purchase separately).
- flexible in all three dimension (X,Y,Z)
- no pressure and therefore no restrictions in muscle build up
- movable stirrup bar
- flexible V-rigging
- VPS system
- Weight only approx 6Kg (depending on saddle size)
Colour : Black or Chocolate Brown
Seat sizes : 1 & 2
Balancing saddles through the saddle pad
Pommel insert measuring template
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. 52 cm B = approx. 38 cm C = approx 43cm
Size 2 : recommended for clothes size :
Ladies 14-18 Gents : 34-38
A = approx. 55 cm B = approx. 39 cm C = approx. 57cm
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.