The Education Saddle
Bent Branderup is always looking for high quality products that he enjoys to work with and that he can recommend to his customers and students. Very often he cannot find a solution that he is satisfied with and therefore designs his own equipment, as for example the Bent Branderup® Education Saddle.
Why an Education Saddle?
On the way into school riding you may come across the education saddle.
By incorporating a front- and an efter iron as well as a leather tree this saddle is finally suited for the use of stirrups. Combined with an even seat surface and the traditionally simple design it allows a precise positioning of the rider and keeps the feeling of closeness between rider and horseback.
To make sure that your saddle is a perfect match we will make a test and take measurements before manufacturing a saddle especially customized to your needs. Similarly to the pad you can also adjust the seat cushion by yourself to help you find an optimal position for hips and pelvis.
For the “swung” of the rider’s hips and the horse’s freedom of movement to stay undisturbed the flexible leather tree is able to follow the movements of horse and rider – even in more advanced exercises.
Customizing and Adjustment
Every Education Saddle will be fitted individually.
If you contact us, we make an appointment for a test. For the appointment we will bring a test saddle that we can easily adjust to you and your horse for a little ride to get a first impression and a feeling for the saddle. The test ride is followed by a precise measurement process.
We take measurements at five different points that document the shape of the horse’s back, determine the size of the head iron and decide for the optimal cushion form as well as the required panel distance (freedom for the spine).
After all the technical procedures are done, it’s time for the design. Let your creativity go wild!
Freedom of choice:
- Color of base and seat leather (black, dark brown, red brown, nature)
- Color of girth straps (black or dark brown)
- Buckle color (silver or brass)
- Type of buckles (flower screw or screw with ring)
- Color of the thread (black, dark brown, crème or white)
Caution: The Education Saddle is a tool developed for the education of horse and rider in the Academic Art of Riding! It does have a flexible leather tree and a head as well as an efter iron and is suited for the use of stirrups. However, we would like to clarify that it is designed for working in an academic way!
Fitting: The Education Saddle is very flexible and therefore it is a good match for most horses and riders. We want to help our customers as best as we can and would like to satisfy all our customers. If you have questions about the saddle or if you wonder whether this is the right tool for you, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Have fun on your journey in the art of riding…
Sizes: standard / high wither / pony
Back length: standard / high wither 49cm (front edge to back edge of the pad)
Seat length: 37 cm (area of the seat leather)
Flap: 34cm (thread of the seat leather to the bottom of the flap)
Cushions: flexible with special wool filling
Seat cushion: individually adjustable to the needs of hips and pelvis by using wool filling
Included in the delivery:
200g wool filling
Available in the shop:
Stirrup straps (have to be ordered separately if you decide for the safety stirrup bars)
Our saddles are articles of configuration and are individually fitted to the needs of your horse, which means they are excluded from revocation.