The narrower waist area of the Nexus Tree makes it a great foundation for a Jump saddle, and this saddle has become very popular with horses and riders who do a lot of jump training and competing. However, the balanced and relatively flat seat profile makes it possible to do flatwork very easily and of course, from the horse's perspective, the saddle still has all the horse-friendly design features found in all BALANCE saddles. This saddle is designed to be relatively simple in its shape. It is not excessively forward cut. For a more forward cut version of the saddle, please go to the link http://Xtreme XJN
In addition to the removable/adjustable knee blocks, this jumping saddle also has removable thigh blocks.
Often chosen by riders who train and compete in Show Jumping (Stadium) and Cross Country, as well as Hunting and in the day to day training of Race Horses. This is the closest saddle in the BALANCE range to a close contact jump saddle in terms of the way it looks, and it is used with excellent results by riders in the USA in Hunter-Jumper competitions.
A range of BALANCE tree Widths: J1,J2,J3 and J4. These widths are required by healthy, well developed and correctly trained horses.
Wool flocked panels or foam panels if the horse needs/prefers. All foam panels are covered in Nubuck leather as standard. Nubuck is made from sanding top-grain leather, which is the most common type of leather used to make high-quality leather products. This produces a soft napped surface. Naps are short protein fibres on the leather's surface that help produce the velvet-like finish. Foam panels are very smooth and flat and this combination can be challenging for some riders to keep laterally stable, so the Nubuck hide provides more grip between the saddle and the pads underneath.
Three well spaced girth straps (billets).
Regular, fixed stirrup bar.
5 seat lengths A, B, C, D and E
Flap length on A = 14½" (37 cm); B & C = 15" (38 cm); D & E = 15½" (39.5 cm). This is approximate and is measured from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap at it's 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 and also removable thigh blocks.
The leather used for the Nexus Jump Saddle is of the highest quality. The standard specification for the leather used on the flaps and skirts is a Bovine leather with a pigskin print (texture).
The saddle is available in Chestnut, Black or Brown but can be ordered with other colour trim options.
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.