Original GP

Colour Black, Brown
Seat Size 17, 17½
Changeable Gullet R-Bar
Series Original
Conformation High Wither, Standard Wither

This universal-fitting GP saddle works well with most conformations, and is available in two panel options for standard or high-wither horses. It should suit you if you are looking for a saddle that’s cut far enough forward for jumping and hunting as well as hacking or schooling..

All Kent & Masters saddles share the features below, while this Original GP also benefits from the following details:

  • An open-headed tree which is not as flat as our S-Series Compact GP.
  • Broad panels that accommodate a variety of conformations.
  • Standard or high wither gullet depths for horses with a medium or high wither profile.
  • Velcro knee and calf blocks under the flap which can be positioned to suit your leg length and position.
  • Changeable girthing arrangement which allows saddle stability to be optimised instantly (see girthing options below).

   

All Kent & Masters saddles benefit from the following features:

For details of fitting features specific to individual saddles, see the ‘fitting solution’ section

handmade in walsallHandmade in Walsall

We have been making saddles at our workshop in the West Midlands for more than 25 years. Our skilled craftsmen are qualified Master Saddlers who use traditional saddle-making techniques to ensure each and every saddle is made with consistency, care, love and attention to detail.

 

Design know-how

Our in-house design team includes riders who have competed internationally, qualified saddle fitters, technical specialists and experienced horsemen. This unique combination of talent, expertise and experience allows us to produce saddles for horses and riders of every shape at every level.

 

Pressure testing

We test all our designs thoroughly using Pliance Pressure mapping to ensure the saddles perform to the highest standards of pressure distribution, allowing your horse to move freely and comfortably without hindrance.

 

changeable gullet barsChangeable gullet bar

A changeable gullet bar allows you or your saddle fitter to modify the width of the saddle’s gullet to suit the horse’s wither profile as the horse changes shape with either exercise, muscle development, maturity or rest. There are 8 options in the short S-bar and 7 in the long R-bar.

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Campaign for Real Wool100% British wool flocking

Wool is a natural fibre and provides superior softness and comfort for the horse because it moulds and settles quickly, giving optimum panel contact with the horse’s back. Two reinforced flocking slots make it easy for your saddle fitter to do any necessary adjustments to fit on-site

Find out more about 'The campaign for wool' here www.campaignforwool.org/

 

WE ADVISE THAT SADDLE FITTING IS CARRIED OUT BY A SADDLE FITTER

Kent & Masters GP Saddles are fitted with three girth straps (billets), the third one being moveable.
This flexible girthing arrangement allows saddle stability to be optimised instantly.

 

Girthing Neutral PositionBegin by girthing in the neutral position using the second and third billet.
(NOTE: This is the same as girthing on the first and third billets on a saddle with a conventional girthing system)

 

Girthing saddle move forwardIf you find the saddle slips forward, you can use the point (front) strap and the third strap

 
 

Girthing saddle move backwardIf the back of the saddle lifts away from the horse’s back, move the third strap onto the floating balance position

 

Girthing DO NOTNEVER girth using the point strap and first strap. This causes saddle instability and potential discomfort for your horse.

 

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