Pressure Scans Show Very Even Weight Distribution
These panels are the cats meow! We've done pressure scans with computerized saddle scanner and are getting GREAT scans back on different shape and size horses. Very even weight distribution and YES even under the stirrup velcro attachment (Poron is the foam material I use with the panel cover). I've been riding many races with the panels/Poron and Vetting through with all A's on all my horse's back. Yippee. Call me for more info.
If you order the poron inserts, I will adjust the shipping charges on my end and credit you.
I rode two horses today using the saddle with the panels and a very thin pad. Both horses have good withers, but very different backs. It was very easy to adjust the fit by moving the panels. I really liked the way the saddle felt with less bulk from a pad under my legs. Rosie (my picky girl) seemed to like it, too – moved out very freely, especially on the downhills, which are not normally her strong point. Next I need to try it on the two slightly downhill, more mutton-withered girls. Update: Used the saddle with panels on one of the rounder horses - easy to compensate for low withers and very stable even for some major spooks.