Finding the right Saddle Tree and Panel combination for different horse types

Assigning Saddle Components correctly

Which Kieffer saddle corresponds best to the shape of your horse's back?

The following information chart helps you finding the right Kieffer saddle by chosing the correct saddle tree and panel combination. Get an overview which saddle tree is suitable for which horse type and which saddle panel variation is available.

Possible combinations for saddles fitted with Saddle Tree ‘Exclusive‘

The Kieffer saddle tree ‘Exclusive’ (with gullet plate) is characterised by an open, distinctive cut back pommel, a curved form as well as longer tree tips. It is well-suited for normal to high-withered horses with normal to curved backline.

Standard

Gusseted panel, classic cut, standard flocking volume – perfect for horses with a normal round back and adequetely developed muscles.

DRESSAGE SADDLES

Action, Ascona, Ascona II, Lech Profi, Lusitano Evo, Lusitano Kür, Malmö, Orphee Ultra, Paris, Piet, Ulla Salzgeber

JUMP SADDLES

Brussels, Jump Vario, Koof AT, Koof FL, Liverpool

GENERAL PURPOSE SADDLES

Aachen, Europe CT, Garmisch, Garmisch Evolution, Zürich

ENDURANCE SADDLES

Gourbi

Drop Panel

Gusseted panel, enlarged volume and contact area at the front of the panel – perfect for horses with atrophies behind the shoulder, high withered or slightly swaybacked horses.

DRESSAGE SADDLES

Action, Ascona, Ascona II, Lech Profi, Lusitano Evo, Lusitano Kür, Malmö, Orphee Ultra, Paris, Piet, Ulla Salzgeber, Wellington

GENERAL PURPOSE SADDLES

Aachen, Europe CT, Garmisch, Garmisch Evolution, Zürich

ENDURANCE SADDLES

Gourbi

Passage

Gusseted panel, shortened panel at the front – perfect for horses with a wide back and costal arch and / or well-muscled horses.

DRESSAGE SADDLES

Champion, Lech Profi, Lusitano Evo, Lusitano Kür, Orphee Ultra, Passage

ENDURANCE SADDLES

Gourbi

Passage + DP

Gusseted panel, shortened panel at the front combined with Drop Panel cut – perfect for horses with a wide back and costal arch and / or well-muscled horses.

DRESSAGE SADDLES

Champion, Lech Profi, Lusitano Evo, Lusitano Kür, Orphee Ultra, Passage, Young Profi G-Pony

ENDURANCE SADDLES

Gourbi

Shortened in the rear

Gusseted panel, shortened panel in the rear with lower volume and smaller contact area (-1,5 cm) – ideal for horses with a very short back and / or significant rising lumbar vertebrae.

DRESSAGE SADDLES

Champion, Lech Profi, Lusitano Evo, Lusitano Kür, Orphee Ultra, Passage, Young Profi G-Pony

ENDURANCE SADDLES

Gourbi

More height (rear)

Gusseted panel, enlarged volume in the rear – ideal for horses with a significant difference in height between the withers and the 18th thoracic vertebra and / or slanting or straight saddle position.

DRESSAGE SADDLES

Action, Ascona, Ascona II, Lech Profi, Lusitano Evo, Lusitano Kür, Malmö, Orphee Ultra, Paris, Piet, Ulla Salzgeber

JUMP SADDLES

Jump Vario, Koof AT, Koof FL, Liverpool

GENERAL PURPOSE SADDLES

Aachen, Europe CT, Garmisch, Garmisch Evolution, Zürich

ENDURANCE SADDLES

Gourbi

The saddle models Athen, Florenz, Orphee, Kieffer’s Monoblatt, Kieffer Move® and Distance are fitted with individual panel cuts.

Our recommendations for Saddle Tree ‘Exclusive’

Horse with slightly swaybacked backline and sloping lumbar vertebrae

High-withered horse with longer slope into the saddle contact area

Horse with short, rounded back and significant rising lumbar vertebrae

Horse with well-balanced contact area and slightly sloping lumbar vertebrae

Possible combinations for saddles fitted with Saddle Tree ‘1000 Exclusive’

Saddle Tree ‘1000 Exclusive’ (with gullet plate) is characterised by its shuttered pommel, a straight form as well as shorter tree tips. This saddle tree is suitable for low-withered horses with a straight backline and highly recommended for wide-backed horses with a well-muscled topline.

1000 Standard Gusseted Panel

Gusseted panel, classic cut, standard flocking volume – perfect for athletic horses with a straight, short contact area.

DRESSAGE SADDLES

Innovation, Lexington, Göteborg, Rotterdam, Young Profi M-Pony, Pony S-Sport

JUMP SADDLES

Arezzo, Jana

GENERAL PURPOSE SADDLES

Le Mans

ICELANDIC HORSE SADDLES

Island Pro

1000 Standard Foam Panel

Foam panel, classic cut, standard volume – perfect for athletic horses with a straight, short contact area.

JUMP SADDLES

Arezzo, Jana

1000 Half Panel

Gusseted panel, shortened panel at the front – perfect for horses with a wide back and costal arch and / or well-muscled horses

DRESSAGE SADDLES

Innovation, Lexington, Göteborg, Rotterdam, Young Profi M-Pony, Pony S-Sport

GENERAL PURPOSE SADDLES

Le Mans

Extra Wide Foam Panel

Foam panel with extra wide contact area – perfect for horses with a wider back and straight, short contact area

DRESSAGE SADDLES

Brugge

GENERAL PURPOSE SADDLES

Bern

TREKKING SADDLES

Kieffer’s Trail, Trekk Vario

Our recommendations for Saddle Tree ‘1000 Exclusive’

Overbuilt horse with slightly curved backline and conical shaped torso

Horse with long and straight backline

Horse with relatively straight backline and slightly sloping lumbar vertebrae

Horse with well-balanced contact area and slightly sloping lumbar vertebrae

certified by the ’Austrian Department For Animal Welfare’

Animal welfare-compliant

Our made to measure saddle concept based on EQUIscan and Saddle-Check (BVFR) measurement data has been renowned as animal welfare-compliant by the ’Austrian Department For Animal Welfare’.

The combination of our saddle tree and panel concepts with professional measurement data enables us to built or adjust custom made to measure saddles fitting perfectly to the horses back. It was and is always our aim to create horse-friendly equipment for healthy horses and lucky riders.

Because of this fact, we are are so proud that our work has been certified as animal welfare-compliant from official side.

Please note: to ensure that a saddle stays always animal welfare-compliant, you have to keep in mind to make regular use of professional check ups, documentation and adjustment.