This used Hennig Sofa MFT dressage saddle is in very good condition and features a deep seat and narrow twist. The saddle shows minor signs of wear consistent with a used saddle that has not been ridden in much (please see pictures). This saddle features a single flap design where the flap can be un-Velcroed and the thigh block changed. (Please see last picture - the blocks can be interchanged as well as adjusted to different angles with a simple screw). The cantle is inlaid with seven rhinestones. The panels are wool flocked.
Color: Black with Patent welt
Serial # : 1606304
Made in June 2016
The tree is currently set at what we consider to be approximately a medium-wide.
This saddle has an adjustable tree. Our saddle fitter can adjust the saddle to your horse’s measurements at no charge prior to a trial. Please contact us for wither tracing and photo instructions.
This saddle features Hennig's Multi-function tree (MFT).
Per Hennig "the Multi-function tree (MFT) is the only saddle tree worldwide with free moving points. The now inwards lying point is flexible and optionally adjustable stored at the head iron on a shock-absorbing rubber-membrane. The MFT’s points are separated from the iron on both sides and can therefore move freely and dynamically following the horse’s movements.
This is especially helpful to upper level horses needing more freedom to move. It adjusts and moves with the horse, as opposed to a standard tree that braces against the horse's body, which especially limits the movement of their shoulders.
The free points work similar to the independent wheel suspension of a car, they are able to adjust independent from each other. Because of the flexible membrane the points are able to adapt themselves to each movement axis permitting the horse’s antidromic muscle work and development. For the first time this allows the saddle to follow the horse’s movements permanently.
In the MFT, the horse’s shoulder is allowed to move forward. When the shoulder moves backwards, the lower third of the muscle grows stronger and bigger and again the point adapts itself to this. Therefore this is the first time that a saddle tree allows the free forward and backward gliding of the shoulder (and the osteochondral layer of the shoulder blade) is possible. This is in contrast to conventional saddle trees where it is restricted at certain points.”
Is this saddle a good option for my horse? Our saddle fitter can review photos and a wither tracing of your horse to see if this saddle might work for you.
Saddle Trials: We want you and your horse to find just the right fit. All of our saddles come with a 14-day, round-trip trial period. During your trial, our fitter can review photos of the saddle on your horse to assess the fit.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
All measurements provided have either been taken directly from saddle stamps, or are approximate measurements taken by Skylands Saddlery staff.
This information is provided as a courtesy to our customers, and is not a guarantee of size or fit as each individual saddle differs from the next (including those of the same brand and model).
All used saddles are sold as is. Although we thoroughly inspect all used saddles in our consignment program, we recommend having any used saddle evaluated for fit and condition during your trial period. We do not warranty the condition of any used saddle. Used saddles purchased from Skylands Saddlery do not come with any warranties, either express or implied. A copy of our complete Saddle Trial Policy will be enclosed with the saddle. You may also review it here prior to taking a saddle on trial.