Maxam Adjustable Saddle

Product Code: SYGP/MXE
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The Maxam Adjustable Saddle is a hardwearing inexpensive general purpose synthetic saddle featuring deep seat, Velcro knee blocks and wool stuffed panels. The saddle incorporates the changeable gullet system and comes supplied with a wide bar fitted. 

Medium and Extra Wide are available as extras enabling you to easily change the saddle width to accomodate the ever changing shape of your horse. Black. 16", 17", 17 ½".

EASYFIT GULLET BARS THOROWGOOD EASYFIT GULLET BARS 

How to fit a saddle

Taking a template: -

It is useful to take a template for the saddler so that we can gain an idea of the fit the horse will need. To do this you can use a "Flexi Curve" which can be purchased from most art/stationary stores, if you are unable to obtain one of these then a bendy wire coat hanger will surfice.

Mould the "Flexi Curve" or wire coat hanger over the horses wither where the front points of the saddle fits. Draw around the template on a plain piece of paper, A4 size will be good.

A second template of the horses back can be taken by placing the "Flexi Curve" down the horse spine from the wither towards his tail, this will give our saddlers an idea of the horses back confirmation which may also help in finding a suitable saddle.


A saddle to suit the horse:-

Horse vary in breed and confirmation. A wide range of horses are generally easy to fit but certain breeds such as cobs, arabs and high withered thoroughbreds can be a little bit more tricky. There are styles of saddles which are specifically made for these types of horses which maybe more suitable.

A saddle to suit the rider:-

As well as it being essential that the saddle fits the horse, it is also important to fit the rider. Style is often important depending on what you are doing eg: dressage, showing, showjumping etc. The most popular style is General Purpose which is suitable for all levels of riding and competition. Dressage and Jumping saddles are more specific styles, for eg, you would not wish to showjump in a dressage saddle.

A guide to seat size:-

Upto a 15" for a small child/toddler.
16" for the average child/small teenager.
17" Average teenager/lady.
18" for the average man.

How to fit a saddle:-

Stand your horse on a flat surface and stand him square. Place the saddle on the horse back. Look for the saddle to sit level across the tree from pommel to cantle. The bearing surface needs to have a good contact all along the horses back with no bridging in the centre or rocking. There needs to be good clearance of about 3-4 fingers at the pommel as well as clearance along the horse spine. Once the fit looks good at this point then girth the saddle up. If the saddle is still sitting level without excessive lifting off the horses back then the rider can sit on the saddle.


Once the rider is in place check again the clearance of the saddle with someone viewing from the ground. The saddle will have dropped slightly with the riders weight but still requires 3 fingers clearance at the pommel with good clearance down the spine, you should be able to see daylight through the channel.


At this point you need to see the saddle ridden in all three gaits, again by someone viewing from the ground. Check the saddle is sitting relatively still with no excessive bouncing or lifting off the horses back.

Customer Reviews



19/09/2011
Excellent saddle for the price. Comfortable to ride in and simple to change the gullet. Would have preferred to have a choice of gullet in the original purchase. Workmanship and materials are satisfactory for the price paid.

Do you own (or loan) a horse/pony? No
Riding Activity? Non-Rider



24/11/2012
The saddle is extremely light and considerably more comfortable than I expected. We had to add the extra width bar which was a little bit of a struggle, necessary to get the fit, but easily accomplished using the online video.Staff exceptionally helpful.

Do you own (or loan) a horse/pony? No
Riding Activity? Non-Rider



03/09/2013
I bought this saddle but unfortunately it did not fit right. However I returned it to the company and without any quibble I was issued with a full refund. I really couldnt ask for anything fairer than that. 10 out of 10 for customer service.

Do you own (or loan) a horse/pony? No
Riding Activity? Non-Rider



06/06/2011
I received this saddle in quick time, i am more than happy with this product and the service

Do you own (or loan) a horse/pony? No
Riding Activity? Non-Rider



20/09/2013
Quick delivery, well packaged and comfy to ride in, however the gullet was a 3 man job to fit! Marks very easily from leathers and is very squeaky. Otherwise, great value for money and does the job.

Do you own (or loan) a horse/pony? No
Riding Activity? Non-Rider



23/04/2014
Comfy saddle that was delivered extremely quickly by ride away. Gullet is very easy to change did it by myself relatively quickly. Is easy to clean.

Do you own (or loan) a horse/pony? No
Riding Activity? Non-Rider

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