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Tree systems adjustable in saddles
The majority of horsemen and women are hoping for a saddle that suits their own style of equestrian comfort and will last for years. However, the muscles of each and every saddle vary with ripeness, workout, workload level or style of rider, so the seat of each saddle on a saddle can also vary.
Therefore, a saddle with an adjustable saddle boom (sometimes referred to as an adjustable esophagus) could be a sensible purchase for many saddle owners, as it can eliminate the need to replace a saddle when changing your saddle. The adjustable treed saddle can be the best option for young and evolving horsemen, for those who work their own animals differently depending on the time of year, and for those who hire animals or exchange them on a regular basis.
A saddle's width relates to the spacing between the tips of the trees. At the front of the saddle, directly above the horse's shoulder and near the handlebar. The width of the trees is usually described by words such as "narrow" or "wide" or a certain amount in between.
Adjustable treed riders can be adjusted to obtain an optimum width and distance over the horse's back if required. If, for example, the saddle increases in size, strength and muscles, the saddle can become too tight and squeeze its belly. When the work load of the equine decreases, or sometimes with increasing old-age, it may loose mass over the ankles and the saddle can become too broad and press on its ankles.
Saddle beam point angle also affects the saddle shape. You can find saddle mounting instructions in the English saddle mounting guidelines. The majority of adjustable calipers available on the markets today consist of replaceable sheet metal, which can be purchased individually or in kits, and calipers which can be opened in the knob area to allow horizontal entry to the boom.
Essentially formed like a "V", an esophagus panel is bolted together to determine the width of the boom and the angles of the tips. Notice: The concept of "interchangeable esophagus" can be a bit of a confusion. An oesophagus of a saddle (sometimes referred to as a canal) extends the length of a saddle between the plates and is designed to influence the horse's spine functions.
Replaceable esophagus trays do not influence the width of the remaining esophagus, and therefore the rider should always ensure that the esophagus of a saddle is neither too broad nor too tight for the particular nature of his horses. This latest addition to adjustable boom system technology eliminates the use of esophagus panels and allows the saddle length to be adapted to almost any width with an Allen key.
The RTF is revolutionizing its capability to allow a driver to shift the width of a boom by a fraction of an inch with just one turn of an Allen key into a discrete slit on the top of the knob. There is no need for extra tooling or force to make the modification.
The settings are so fast and simple that they can be made while the saddle is lying on a horse's back for a precision fitting. It is also so robust that one saddle can be set for use on more than one horse throughout the entire working session - ideal for those with more than one rider.
Easily replaceable gulet system - Available in many Bates and Wintec calipers, the easily replaceable gulet system includes six color-coded gulet panels that range from thin to super broad and a gulet gage. The oesophagus on the saddle where the knob of the saddle is to lie indicates the oesophagus suitable for the particular animal.
The saddle is supplied with the middle esophagus unless otherwise stated in the saddle specifications. In order to replace an easily replaceable esophagus, remove the D-rings on each side of the knob. The esophagus opens. Stretch the Velcro fastener horizontal under the knob to disconnect the panel from the pockets and expose the esophagus panel.
Loosen the two bolts at the ends of the esophagus and push out the panel. Insert another baffle panel and hand-tighten the bolts at their ends. Once the panel is fully aligned, fasten the bolts with therewdriver. Replace the panel in the pockets, close the knob and squeeze the Velcro.
The XCH (Xchange) System - This system, used in Ovation and Pessoa line calipers, consists of five color-coded stainless steels that range from tight to extremely broad. The XCH System saddle comes with the middle panel suitable for the middle size saddle. XCH Gulet System require the use of a Phillips head driver.
In order to replace an XCH esophagus, loosen the top two bolts on both sides of the knob to loosen the boards from the front of the saddleboom. Rotate the saddle over and free the stripe of cowhide that is covering the boom and pull it forward to expose the oesophagus panel. Rotate the saddle back and loosen the lower two bolts on both sides of the knob; this will loosen the esophagus board from the boom so that you can fit another esophagus.
Replace the strap, push the treetops back into their bags and fasten all four bolts.