This saddle looks similar to some of the popular close contact jump saddles, on the market, but has the advantage of the 'horse friendly' BALANCE features.
The seat is the same as on the Zenith Dressage, GPD and GPJ styles, but this jump version has a smaller/lower cantle, to make the seat flatter, which many riders prefer for jumping. The flap shape and size is smaller than on the GPJ but is not more forward cut. For more forward cut jump saddles you need to look at the Xtreme Jump saddles.
This saddle is suitable for show-jumping (stadium), hunter/jumper, cross-country riding etc.
Built on the very popular BALANCE/FB7 tree.
Low squared' cantle
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).
Regular stirrup bars.
4 seat lengths A, B, C, D.
Adjustable/removable knee 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.
Flap length = 16" (40.5 cm). 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.
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 this style of BALANCE saddle has a cantle that is too low to include a cantle insert, cantle welt or 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.