Proven by PLIANCE - Horse Trotting

Proven by PlianceAs is clearly visible, a large number of the sensors are recording contact showing that the saddle has a broad bearing surface to distribute the rider’s weight. Peak pressures are restricted to the cooler (low pressure) colours apart from when the horse resists slightly just past the centre point. This resistance causes a minimal "blip" showing that this is not a long term pressure point. If the sensors had recorded hot colours for the duration of a pass, this would be a cause for concern and could cause soreness over an extended period. This is not the case here.

The sensors can distinguish minute differences in pressure, to such an extent that if the horse spooks or even resists slightly the effects are captured by the mat. To ensure the accuracy of the testing, each result is based on an average of three tests i.e. the horse has to make three passes between the designated markers where the readings were taken.

The sensors can distinguish minute differences in pressure, to such an extent that if the horse spooks or even resists slightly the effects are captured by the mat. To ensure the accuracy of the testing, each result is based on an average of three tests i.e. the horse has to make three passes between the designated markers where the readings were taken.

Professionals’ feedback

“I have ridden my own horses in and fitted many Kent & Masters saddles and have been very pleased with the large bearing surface and the way the panel connects with the horse. The horses love them and now my experience has been scientifically proven by Pliance.”

- Kay Hastilow - Registered, Qualified SMS Saddle Fitter