Adjustability of kieffer saddle trees
As a basic principle, all kieffer saddle trees are adjustable. Depending on the model, the saddle trees can be adjusted by a qualified dealer or master saddler either in an infrared process or via the adjustable gullet plate using kieffer’s specially developed alteration bench. After that, it is advisable to also check and adapt the panel flocking if necessary.
Saddle tree basic versions Standard & Model 3000
These synthetic saddle trees – without gullet plate – are adjusted in an infrared process on the kieffer alteration bench to the previously determined size. The whole saddle is clamped onto the bench and the front part heated. After adjustment of the tree, the saddle must remain fixed on the bench to cool off for at least 12 hours.
Saddle tree model "Exclusive“ with gullet plate
With its integrated gullet plate, the saddle tree model "Exclusive" greatly facilitates adjustment of the saddle tree to the horseback – for example when purchasing a new saddle or as required due to muscular changes of the animal. In order to fit the saddle tree, the saddle is simply mounted onto the kieffer alteration bench and adjusted to make it either narrower or wider.
kieffer easy fit system for saddle tree "Exclusive"
The most important thing to horse and rider is a well fitting saddle. For years, the kieffer saddlery has been concerned with the problem of optimum saddle fit and, with the new "kieffer easy fit system", applies the results of its work. Due to a new technical development integrated in the area of the tree tips, the intelligent saddle system can independently adapt to changes of coat or slight fluctuations in the muscle conformation in the horse's scapula due to training or seasonal changes. The "kieffer easy fit system" however does not replace the basic adaptation of a new saddle to the horseback, that is, adjustment of the gullet plate and the appropriate saddle flocking by a master saddler.
Since January 2010, the "kieffer easy fit system" has been available fitted with the "Exclusive" saddle tree from authorized kieffer dealers; retrofitting, however, is not possible.
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