Passier product development strives to achieve maximum horse-friendliness – this is why all saddle models are subjected to consistent model upgrading. It is therefore a logical consequence that a decision in favour of a Passier saddle is also a decision in favour of an optimum degree of comfort for your horse. The saddle panels with foam inserts developed by Passier are a particularly good example. Because the foam inserts ensure an extremely soft, smooth contact area with the horse’s back. Furthermore they also mean an optimum distribution of the rider’s weight. On account of the very good experience with the saddle panels, all Passier saddles from 2013 on are produced with the saddle panels with foam inserts.
All saddles with Passier saddle panels with foam inserts also have gusseted panels. Thanks to the gussets, the surface is enlarged and the fit to the horse’s back is improved. A further advantage is that it is easier to make changes later if necessary.
The very beneficial inserts consist of 10 mm Molton PUR-Ester foam with cotton backing. This foam has no memory effect which means it has excellent re-set properties. A further advantage for the longevity of the saddle is that the foam cannot be damaged during re-flocking. The saddler’s tool simply glides over the cotton fabric.
Use of the foam inserts ensures an extremely soft, smooth contact area with the horse’s back. Any small bulges or holes which may occur in the panel flocking due to heavy use can be compensated for in an ideal way so that the horse no longer feels them.
The channel is designed of even width with the Passier saddle panels with foam inserts. This is ideally suited to the requirements of most horses and ponies and is thus particularly beneficial with regard to the sensitive spine.