In order to do justice to the well-being of horse and rider, cooperation with the very best specialists of the Icelandic horse scene has always been of utmost importance to us. Where else should we get our knowledge for the continuous development of our saddles if not from the best!
For the new "9.61" we once again drew on the enormous wealth of experience of 16-times world champion Jóhann Skúlason - the name "9.61" goes back to Jóhann's sensational world record of 9.61 points in his title win in the Töltpreis at the 2013 World Championships in Berlin. We have created a saddle where action paired with optimal fit for horse and rider have the highest priority.
The heart of this saddle is its saddle tree. With the development of the patented soft-swing tree we have succeeded in realizing the optimum of our own ideas, paired with German technology and the finest engineering skills. The tree is very light and highly flexible, the integrated spring steel frame also ensures that the saddle can follow any movement and harmoniously resonates. This characteristic is especially important for the Icelandic horse, as the hindquarters reach far into the saddle position due to their enormous thrust - especially at high tempos in the gaits Tölt and Rennpass.
Countless tests and modifications, down to the last detail, characterize the valuable craft of this state-of-the-art saddle. Everything was fine-tuned; the shape of the seat, the center of gravity and the precise placement of the seat and knee rolls. The saddle pad has been anatomically shaped to sit as close to the horse as possible without disturbing its movement and an optimal shoulder room is guaranteed. We have mastered this great challenge together with the best in their field and we are extremely proud of the results.
9.61 a real Stradivarius for the Icelandic horse scene.