-ALAN MACKINDER FLEX RIDE ENDURANCE SADDLE-
The Mackinder "FLEX RIDE SADDLE" should not be confused with a treeless saddle, This saddle has the benefits that a tree provides.1) Correct rider position and postural support2) Correct weight loading and dissapation3) Flexability, both medial and lateral
This allows freedom from the shoulders through the back and allows the saddle to contour to individual shapes.The posture of a rider in this saddle is ideal because the pelvis is easily maintained in an upright position, allowing for natural movement. The Flex Foam tree "gives" and automatically positions the rider in the most natural balanced riding position, enabling the rider to feel the motion of the horse as the animal experiences new found unrestricted freedom of movement.
The lining of the panel is pure wool felt. Wool is absorbent and insulative, which assists in heat dissapation.Between the pure wool felt lining and the tree we use a slow release foam, often used under long term hospital patients to aliviate pressure points. This has a memory, and takes into account the subtle variations, and gives the panel resilience, but without bounce.Overall panel length is 20" or 50cm.
Stainless steel fitings are used throughout where ever buckles or attachment dees are needed. Stirrup straps are made from treated nylon with reinforced holes, the stainless steel adjustment buckle sits down low near the stirrup irons to avoid any bulk under the riders leg.The aluminium stirrups have a wide base for weight distribution, and are fitted with a "Fatigue Fighter" foam with a ribbed rubber surface for grip.