16.5″ Hennig Sofa MFT, Medium/Wide Tree (2016 Model)

$3,649.00$3,790.00

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Description

Seat is 16.5″ but Hennig saddles can ride a little on the small side so it measures just under that, flaps measure 16 3/4″ bar to bottom and the front gullet measures 5 1/4″- currently set to a med/wide but fully adjustable.

2016 Model! Dual flap with the exposed 1/2 blocks. Saddle is in lovely condition with no tears, no loose stitching no seat seam wear and no fading. The leather is made out of a soft calfskin so it looks a little wrinkly on the small outer flaps. These saddles are wool flocked so the flocking can be adjusted to best suit your horse as well as the tree size. This has unique brown cognac color piping along the front piping and seat. This is an upgrade charge to have the custom colors. Ideal for horses with larger shoulders due to the cutback area for shoulder freedom. The MFT model has the interchangeable front blocks which is a rare and expensive feature. This one comes with the 1/2 blocks but you can always order the long blocks and screw them in place if you prefer those.These MFT saddles retails close to $8000 and most people are selling well over $5000-$6000 used so this is quite a good deal. Below is information copied from the Hennig website:

In Hennig’s words:
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. 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 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.