Seat measures 17″ flaps measure 16″ bar to bottom and the front gullet measures 4 1/2″- currently set to a medium but fully adjustable.
2015 Model! Monoflap design with the exposed 1/2 blocks. Saddle is in lovely condition with no loose stitching and no fading. Gold piping along the seat and back cantle area as well as patent leather piping along the back of seat area. There is a small rubbed area on the very bottom of the large right flap under the MFT logo (see picture). Basic use you would expect on a used saddle. 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 nice and soft and the outer blocks are soft. 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. The MFT model has the interchangeable thigh blocks which is a rare and expensive feature. 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:
* Included: Hennig Saddle Cover
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.