So much emphasis is quite rightly put on the fit of a saddle to the horse but not as much on what goes underneath it. Therefore at Evolution we have decided its time to make saddle pads as technical as the saddles they are designed to be used with! Our unique patent pending system is a revolutionary step forward to provide ultimate comfort and freedom of movement for optimum performance.
WHY IS THIS SYSTEM NEEDED
Traditional saddle pads even with ‘high wither’ features have a nature to spread during use creating pressure points over the wither and behind the saddle. These pressure points are prone to rubbing and restricting freedom of movement compromising the comfort and performance of the modern-day sport horse.
The fundamental principle of the ‘3Spine System’ is keeping the spine of the saddle pad firmly into the gullet of the saddle. At the same time keeping the seam and/or binding of the pad clear from the horse. For more information on the benefits of the ‘3Spine System’ please check out our Thermal Imaging Case Study.
HOW DOES IT WORK
The Streamline 3SPINE system is designed to lock the anatomically shaped saddle pad into the gullet of the saddle and away from contact with the horse. This is achieved with 3 easy steps:
1. The flexible velcro saddle component easily inserts in the underside gullet of most saddles in the cavity between the tree and seat, positioned as near to the cantle as possible. Once inserted the part can be permanently left in position ready to receive the corresponding velcro attachment on the streamline saddle pad.
2. The industrial strength hook velcro attached along the spine of the saddle pad simply connects with the velcro saddle component. The pad is now locked into the gullet of the saddle over the lumbar spine.
3. Secure the adjustable push button D-Ring fastener in place. The innovative design stops any spreading of the saddle pad, avoiding unwanted pressure over the withers whilst doing away with scruffy velcro.
Another added benefit of the ‘3Spine System’ is the ability to combine the Merino half pad into a fixed position on top of the saddle pad. This allows for low maintenance and ease of use by making the two separate components one. More importantly, an even distribution of pressure is achieved by minimising movement between pad’s.