Smeltings Farm Riding Centre
Heather Moffett Saddles
Heather Moffett Saddles
The Heather Moffett Fhoenix saddle range feature a revolutionary design unlike any other saddle
on the market. The manufacturing process is unique in saddle-making, unlike other "treeless"
saddles where there are solid components front and back, the Fhoenix only has a small rigid
cantle giving the rider's seat support, and cannot be felt by either horse or rider. It is best
described as a "SoftTree" saddle, as it is not like other treeless saddles in that they are very thin
and do not provide a "twist" for the rider, so that the thighs can drop, and legs and hips do not feel straddled. The "SoftTree" is built up from layers of materials, tested and chosen for their shock absorbing and pressure resisting properties, but also shaping the seat to feel much more like a treed saddle for the rider. This "SoftTree" enables the saddle to flex with every oscillation of the horse's
back, giving great freedom of movement, with no restriction of the shoulders or hindrance of the
lifting of the horse's back.
The whole seat and flexible front arch are made from 45mm thickness of the Seatbone Saver
memory foam, into which the rider sinks, giving great depth of seat and exceptional comfort.
The moulded replaceable panels are designed to give a traditionally gulleted underside to the saddle. With the addition of padding for horses with muscle wastage, it is possible to fit almost any horse.
The Fhoenix range offer unrivalled comfort to both horse and rider, combining the flexibility and
best characteristics of a treeless saddle, but with the rider support of a treed saddle.
The saddles should be always used with a so called "high wither" cut saddle cloth or numnah,
which will fit well up into the front arch of the saddle, not pulling across and down and causing pressure on the wither as often happens with the usual cut of saddle cloths and numnahs -
all should be cut high at the front - thereby eradicating this common problem.
We highly recommend the Mattes range of saddlecloths and numnahs.
We strongly advocate use of the Professional's Choice dressage girth and leather dressage
leathers with the saddle.
Equigear is an approved UK retailer for the Fhoenix Saddle Range, we offer trials and sales of this revolutionary design of saddle and recommended accessories. If you wish to arrange a trial of a
Fhoenix saddle, or a fitting consultation please email [email protected]