This saddle has all the standard features of the Zenith range (GPD, GPJ and Jump) However, the stirrup bars are set slightly further back than on the other Zenith styles, in order to facilitate the use of a longer, 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.
This dressage saddle has a flatter and more open 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.
The standard features of this saddle are as follows:
A range of BALANCE tree Widths: 7X, 8X and 9X. These widths relate to the needs of healthy, well developed and correctly trained horses.
Panels flocked with long-fibre, white wool.
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
The leathers used to make the Zenith Dressage Saddle are of the highest quality.
Colour Options and Customizing the saddle.
The standard colour of this saddle is Black, but other colours and custom trim options are available. For more details of what is 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.