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WOWTM Western - The Tree

 

 

 

Yes, the tree shown is English!  But the tree is the same in the western saddle!  WOW™ actually has more in common with a traditional western than most people think!  When the panels are added to the tree they actually form bars.  These bars are a lot bigger than the bars found on a conventional western saddle and the WOW™ Western therefore has more supportive bearing surface than a conventional western saddle!  

 

When developing WOW™ we asked the question; what does the horse want from a saddle's tree? 

 

The answer is a means to distribute the rider weight symmetrically and evenly from the 7th to the 18th vertebrae. 

 

This means there should be no flexion in the tree front to back. A lot of companies purport to having flexibility in their trees. If there is flexion along the spine of the horse then this will allow the riders weight to bear unevenly or put another way, to concentrate the pressure directly under the riders seat bones over a area no bigger than 3-5 vertebra. This is not a good situation and is verging on removing the tree altogether which gives even worse results in concentrating pressure under the rider seat.

 

However, as a horse moves, its’ shoulders need to find more space as the scapulas rotate back under where the tree sits. 

 

The answer is to let the head of the tree swing from side to side as the alternate shoulders rotate back under the tree. 

 

In other words, a horse would want a saddle that is longitudinally rigid and laterally flexible in the head. This is exactly what the WOW™ tree provides. 

 

By the use of a "Y" bar made from rigid Carbon Fibre that is as strong as steel embedded in the body of the tree we have created a framework that will move with the horse not against it! 

 

The WOW™ tree is patented and state of the art. It performs like no other tree for both horse and rider. WOW™ is the only tree that incorporates Lateral Flexion™

 

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