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Tudor dressage saddle impression pad testing is completed.
- Tudor dressage saddle
- rider is myself (approximately 5'2 and 140 lbs). Horse is Uno.
- walk, trot, canter
- EDIX merino dressage pad (not the cotton one in the picture)
- felt inlays and felt shims to balance the saddle
- Top of the picture is front of the saddle, left panel is left side of saddle, right panel is right side of saddle.
The second picture shows the impression pad when we rode with it between the saddle and the saddle pad. This is the best way I can measure the weight distribution capabilities of the saddle itself. This shows excellent spinal clearance and overall quite even weight distribution along the panels. As is typical for Uno, a bit more pressure at the front of the panels due to his conformation and how much he lifts his back in movement.
The third picture is the impression pad after a ride with it between the horse and the saddle pad, which gives us an idea of how the saddle and saddle pad are working together. This shows really lovely weight distribution and demonstrates how well the 8 pocket shimming system works to address saddle imbalances. There is no longer disproportionate weight at the front of the panels . The little clear spot on the left is from a wrinkle in the plastic.
There is a reason why every horse I fit a Tudor to goes well in it the Tudor has long been one of my favorites. Some of my hardest to fit horses go beautifully in a Tudor. The compact footprint is also tremendously helpful for short backed horses and for particularly hard to fit horses. I typically don't like english style flaps, however I find the Tudor flaps to be well shaped for my preferences (slightly forward of a straight flap) and short enough even for my shorter frame.
I am using Cassy Saddle Impression Pads.
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