Great for professional riders and riders who are doing highly demanding competition riding with your horses.
Specifically designed to make the transition from conventional saddles, to the many benefits of BALANCE saddles, as easy as possible.
The BALANCE Xtreme Jump saddle has:
A well balanced and generous seat with a sloping cantle to facilitate the rider’s need to close the hip joint and move their seat back, without hindrance, just before take off and when at the exit point of the bascule over a jump. This is also important for going Cross Country and Hunting, where the rider sometimes needs to adopt a slightly more ‘defensive’ riding position in order to maintain security in rather extreme situations!
Adjustable/removable knee and thigh blocks
The leathers used are of the highest quality, with all welts, facings etc. made with leathers that are the best colour match for the saddle. Other options are available. Please see below.
Shaping and padding down the front and back of the flaps helps to to support the positioning of the riders legs and provide a close, secure feel.
This Xtreme Jump saddle is built on the Nexus Jump Tree with flocked panels or foam panels. This makes it possible to accommodate the panel preferences of individual horses.
Choosing the colours in your saddle.
Many riders prefer to stay with classic colours of, all-over black or brown, but other options are available to customise your saddle if that is what you prefer. As this saddle is made for BALANCE by Frank Baines Saddlery, it makes sense for you to use their own, innovative and award winning 'Build Your Baines' app, that can be found on their website : https://www.frankbaines.com/bmb/
You won't see any BALANCE saddle models on their yet, but you can use the example of their Elegance saddle as a reference as it is very similar in its construction to the BALANCE range of saddles. This will show you the options for leathers and colours that you can choose.
Please be aware that some of the leathers, coloured welts and facings that you will see, will add to the basic price of the saddle as shown on this page.
Please note that the cantle on the XJN is too low to have room for a cantle insert, cantle welt of for crystals.
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.