The Berney International is designed to aid and support the rider through all disciplines, most especially jumping. This saddle is made with top grain cow hide on the seat and knee cushions and top quality vegetable tanned so that the leather fibers hold their strength and durability over time.
As with all of Berney’s saddles, this saddle is made with a medium deep laminated beech wood spring tree that is strength tested to the British Safety Standard. By using a spring tree we were able to achieve added shock absorbency while keeping the saddle lightweight. The tree is designed with a reinforced gullet plate for extra strength and a sloped head to better accommodate the horses withers.
The material used to achieve the ultimate comfort and welfare for the horse is the fully leather lined panels flocked with pure new wool. The biggest advantage that this material provides against others is that it spreads the weight of impact over a bigger surface area allowing the horse full use of themselves. Pure new wool also retains its spring and shock absorbency over time and molds to the shape of the horses back compensating for horses changing shape throughout the season.
The forward cut flaps have soft cushioned knee pads and large knee and thigh blocks. The combination of the knee blocks with cushioned knee pads at the front and the thigh blocks at the back give the rider a definite and secure leg position. The knee blocks apply a gentle pressure above the knee to aid and support the rider in a more forward seat and then the thigh blocks are positioned behind the leg allowing plenty of scope for the lower leg to move when jumping but providing support when needed.
This saddle comes in both a traditional round cantle with a slightly deeper seat for added security, or a modern square cantle for added mobility when jumping.
Berney Brothers Saddlery have been making saddles by hand in Kildare, Ireland since 1880, and their work is iconic in Ireland and the UK. Each of their saddles is imbued with five generations of expert knowledge - the Berney family has horses, and saddlemaking, in their blood. Manhattan Saddlery is proud to be the exclusive North American distributor of Berney Brothers.
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