This Dressage version of the Felix has is made with dressage/show bars which are set slightly further back than on the other Felix styles, in order to facilitate the use of a longer, straighter leg position that is frequently used by dressage riders.
All BALANCE Dressage Saddles come with short girth straps (billets) as standard. This is because the research BALANCE has done shows that, the majority of horses are more comfortable in long girths and short girth straps (billets). However, long girth straps can be ordered if the rider prefers. The saddles have a flatter seat contour than many other dressage saddles on the market. This is a deliberate design feature for riders who do not want to feel fixed or restricted by the saddle. For the same reason, the saddles have moderate sized, but adjustable/removable, knee blocks.
Built on the versatile and popular BALANCE/FB7 tree
A range of BALANCE tree Widths: 7X, 8X and 9X. These widths relate to the needs of healthy, well developed and correctly trained horses.
Short girth straps (billets)
Dressage (show) stirrup bars
4 seat lengths A, B, C, D
Flap length on A & B seat length saddles is 17.75" (45cm) and on the C & D seat length saddles is 18.5" (47cm). This is approximate and is measured from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap at its longest point. The saddle can be ordered with a different flap length, but it is very unusual for this to be necessary.
Adjustable/removable knee blocks
Highest quality, full-grain leathers
Highest quality manufacturing by world-class saddle makers, Frank Baines Saddlery.
Colours and Customization Options.
The standard colour of this saddle is Black, but other colours and custom trim options are available. For more details of what is currently available, please contact the BALANCE office.
Being able to move in a powerful, balanced and engaged way, without restriction or discomfort, is every horse’s birth-right and essential in order for him to be able to carry the unnatural weight of a rider, without doing harm to himself.