Zilco SL Shetland Saddle Deluxe
Based on the standard Zilco design with unique elastomeric tree, the SL Deluxe saddle conforms to the shape of most ponies to give good spine clearance.
This saddle is fitted with high density removable foam panels that are contoured. They can be positioned on the saddle via touch-tape backing to suit each horse's individual shape, providing an optimum fit.
It is also fitted with purpose-moulded, abrasion resistant wear pads for greater durability. The girth points are 25mm wide and lined for added durability.
Length (Minimum): 82cm (32 1/4")
Length (Centre): 110cm (43 1/3")
Length (Maximum): 137cm (54")
What is a driving saddle?
The driving saddle is designed to support the shafts via the tugs and allows the vehicle to be turned by the pony by pushing on the shafts. Like other types of saddle, it lies on the horse's back directly behind the withers and often has an internal supportive framework known as the tree. The driving saddle is usually secured on either side by a girth passing beneath the horse. Unlike a riding saddle, it is an integral part of the driving harness and is not used as stand-alone equipment.
A driving saddle may come with a fixed or sliding backband. It is vital that fixed shafts, as in a two wheeled vehicle, are only ever used with a sliding backband. Conversely a vehicle with independent shafts, as in many four wheeled vehicles, must only be used with a fixed backband. It is possible to fix a sliding backband using Conway buckles or stop tabs thus making it suitable for four wheel vehicles.
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