17.5″ Hennig Sofa MFT, Medium/Wide Tree (2014 Model)

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Description

Seat measures 17.5″ flaps measure 16.5″ bar to bottom and the front gullet measures 5″ -medium/wide (adjustable tree).

2014 Model. MFT model with the interchangeable blocks ( you can adjust the angle by just a simple click and twist under the flaps) Saddle is in gorgeous condition with no loose stitching, no fading and no tears. You can see it has not had a lot of use and flaps hardly show any marks. These saddles are wool flocked so the flocking can be adjusted to best suit your horse as well as the tree size. The leather on this saddle is as soft as butter and the outer blocks are flexible Hennig saddles are one of the most popular and comfortable dressage saddles in the market and seem to fit just about any shape horse well. Ideal for horses with larger shoulders due to the cutback area for shoulder freedom.

Copied from the Manufacturer:
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.

* Included: Hennig Saddle Cover (tear in the front elastic)