Why choose a made to measure saddle ?

8 Mar, 2023
Written bysylvain houry

Why choose a made to measure saddle? This question, you will certainly hear it several times a month if you are a regular visitor to riding schools. Some people claim that a mass-produced saddle is as good as a custom made saddle, others claim that nothing beats a riding saddle made from your own measurements.

To untangle the true from the false, we will have to look at the changes that a custom made saddle makes. You will soon understand that the movements of both horse and rider are made easier. The result is improved comfort and a better rider/horse ratio.

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  1. Made to measure saddle: what difference does it make?
  2. Does a made to measure saddle make movement easier?
  3. Who benefits from choosing a upmarket saddle?

MADE TO MEASURE SADDLE: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

For this type of riding saddle, the changes are above all practical and affect the measurements and choice of materials.

CUSTOM MEASUREMENTS FOR THE ENTIRE SADDLE

The design of a made to measure saddle is first and foremost through the saddle fitting process. This involves taking measurements on both the horse and the rider. The interest is to design a saddle that fits the measurements of both protagonists.

In this way, all the parts of the saddle are made to measure separately. From the tree to the seat, you will get a saddle that fits not only the back of your horse, but also your measurements.

This reduces or even eliminates many problems of discomfort or back pain.

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A METICULOUS CHOICE OF MATERIALS

A saddle made at Arion HST Europe is above all a matter of meticulous choice of materials. When a saddle designed as standard borrows standard leather, we offer you 100% French leather and naturally tanned.

Thanks to a upmarket raw material, we are then able to offer different aesthetic, but also tactile or comfort finishes. Several types of leather are thus used for the different made-to-measure saddles. Whether calf, grained calf or even nubuck.

On upmarket saddle, it is not uncommon to find an assembly of these different leathers. The goal is to offer a unique saddle model adapted to all your needs.

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DOES A MADE TO MEASURE SADDLE MAKE MOVEMENT EASIER?

Beyond the choice of materials, the purchase of a made to measure saddle will allow you to perform all your movements with the greatest ease.

SPECIFIC STUDY AND DESIGN

At Arion HST, the saddle as a whole is designed for your comfort and that of your horse. Each part of the saddle has a role to play in this objective. Our “Shoulders free” panel technology is designed to allow the horse to perform all the movements you ask of him without feeling any discomfort in the shoulders.

Our choice of seat types is designed to provide you with maximum comfort without disturbing your horse. Where a standard saddle designed as standard will tend not to bend to the rider’s requirements, the made measure saddle will be designed according to the rider’s preferences.

A made to measure saddle for every practice

A saddle made from the measurements of the rider and the mount will have the advantage of facilitating the practice of horseback riding. Forget about the so-called “multi-purpose” saddles and select a saddle that favors the movements of a single practice for greater ease in everyday riding.

At Arion HST, you will have the opportunity to discover made to measure jumping saddles, cross country saddles and of course the famous saddles dedicated to dressage.

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CONTACT ONE OF OUR EXpeRTs

Contact an expert for your made to measure saddle.
Harrison Thompson
+1 (310) 570-3466
h.thompson@arion-hst.com

Who benefits from choosing a upmarket saddle ?

When you are wondering if it makes sense to choose a made to measure saddle, you need to know it is made.

TO THE RIDER

By making each part of the made to measure saddle, Arion makes the choice to offer the rider a tool to eliminate back pain, which is often the daily lot of the riding enthusiast.

We aim for optimal comfort for each type of riding by improving the ergonomics of dressage, cross-country and jumping saddles. Thanks to a rapid improvement in comfort, practice is less difficult and fatigue decreases over time.

You gain in learning speed and can then push your limits thanks to top-of-the-range equipment adapted to your needs.

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Below the rider @clo_bellas from Team Arion with our dressage made to measure saddle

To the horse

While the saddle is based on the measurements of the horse’s back, its comfort is increased tenfold. The rubbing of the saddle straps, which sometimes injure the horse, are now adapted to the horse’s body.

With an Arion HST saddle, your horse is less tired. He can perform all the necessary movements without feeling any muscular discomfort. The rider/horse pair gains fluidity of movement.

Our saddle parts are designed so that the rider feels every movement of his horse in an optimal way. They then improve the communication between the couple.

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Who benefits from the use of a custom made saddle?

It is the horse/rider couple as a whole who benefits from a saddle designed from the measurements of each one.


For which sport practice should I choose a made to measure saddle?

There are made to measure saddles for all riding practices, whether it is jumping, dressage or cross country.


What parts of the saddle are made to measure saddles?

All parts of the measure saddle, from the tree to the seat, are made to measure saddles based on the measurements of the horse and rider.

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