The Vogue Saddles
The Vogue treeless saddles from Heather Moffett.
The Vogue range feature a revolutionary design unlike any other saddle on the market. The manufacturing process is unique in saddle-making, unlike other "treeless" saddles where there are solid components front and back, the Vogue only has a small rigid cantle giving the rider's seat support, and cannot be felt by either horse or rider. It is best described as a "SoftTree" saddle.
The "SoftTree" is built up from layers of materials, tested and chosen for their shock absorbing and pressure resisting properties, but also shaping the seat to feel much more like a treed saddle for the rider. This "SoftTree" enables the saddle to flex with every oscillation of the horse's back, giving great freedom of movement, with no restriction of the shoulders or hindrance of the lifting of the horse's back.
The whole seat and flexible front arch are made from 45mm thickness of the Seatbone Saver memory foam, into which the rider sinks, giving great depth of seat and exceptional comfort.
The moulded replaceable panels are designed to give a traditionally gulleted underside to the saddle. With the addition of padding for horses with muscle wastage, it is possible to fit almost any horse.
The saddles should be always used with a so called "high wither" cut saddle cloth or numnah, which will fit well up into the front arch of the saddle, not pulling across and down and causing pressure on the wither as often happens with the usual cut of saddle cloths and numnahs - all should be cut high at the front - thereby eradicating this common problem.