Saddles - Flap Position -
Flap Angles - All of our flaps can be rotated forward or backwards by 1 inch. This is a significant amount as there is only 2 inches difference between a Dressage and a Jumping Flap.
The rotation of the flap in relation to the seat is dictated by the holes in the flap.
The amount of rotation can be increased or decreased to allow for more or less forward cut than the standard flap at the point of manufacture.
You can choose from three angle options when ordering the flap. Each of these flap options still rotate forward and back by 1 inch. It is their starting point of rotation that differs.
Angled Backwards Option (Top) - gives the rider the choice of either the backward position of the standard flap or a position 1 inch back from this position. Ideal for rider with a short thigh, who’s knee does not reach the block normally.
Standard Option (Middle) - will suit most average builds of rider. The flap can be rotated as with the other options.
Angled Forward Option (Bottom) - gives the rider the choice of either the forward position of the standard flap or a position 1 inch more forward from this position. Ideal for rider with a long thigh, who’s knee is over the block on the standard flap when rotated forward.
The diagram shows the difference between the flap angles options and how they overlap one another in their cut dependent on which orientation they are placed in.
Back “Bananas” - A Banana is what we call our block that goes on the back of the flap under the knee roll. It is standard on our jumping flaps but must be specified as an option on the rest. The banana gives support to the knee block when a horse does not have a lot of shoulder, the block makes up the difference between flap and horse.
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