- Sheepskin saddle with VPS system
- no pressure points under stirrup attachment
- genuine sheepskin combined with Nubuck leather
- adapts to the horse
- comfortable and secure seating
Comfortable for horse AND rider!
The Barefoot 'Happy Valley' was developed after listening to rider's feedback, who wanted a sheepskin saddle that would not cause problems for the horse's back but one that also offered the comfort of a genuine sheepskin saddle.
The structures of the 'Happy Valley' corresponds to our proven Barefoot saddles: The saddle offers the same protection for the horse and the same flexibility. The integrated VPS system protects the horse's back from pressure points and saddle adapts to the horse's movement to allow muscle development instead of bruising of the muscles. It is therefore possible to use this saddle just as normal with leathers or fenders without any restrictions.
For all riders who want to feel safe in the saddle without feeling restricted! The 'Happy Valley' offers even more comfort for the rider: The seat is super soft with the large incorporated foam padding ensuring such a secure, embedded seat for the rider that he will not want to get off. The saddle offers more than support, it 'surrounds' the rider softly and securely - a fantastic feeling!
A soft, anatomically shaped cushion is secured (velcro) under the genuine sheepskin seat. This makes the seat even more comfortable and easier on the hips as it gives the saddle more of a twist ensuring the rider does not sit too wide.
The underside is made of a thick fleece. The saddle has 4 D-rings.
The pommel insert (comes with wide insert) can be exchanged. High-quality conchas with leather strings for decoration and to attach the sheepskin seat to the saddle base.
We have a specially devised rigging system on this saddle: Two girth straps run through and over padding made of soft leather to avoid coat irritation or even worse pressure points on the sensitive belly. Dressage girth is required.
The pommel (size wide) can be exchanged as with all Barefoot saddles (available for purchase separately)
Balancing saddles through the saddle pad
Pommel insert measuring template
Using the Barefoot Saddle System
Correct change of Barefoot Front Pommel
Care and Maintenance of Barefoot Products
A = length of saddle
B = length of seat
C = length of skirt / saddle flap
Barefoot saddles are hand made. This makes every saddle unique. The measurements are therefore just reference points and can vary slightly.
Size 1: recommended for clothes sizes :
Ladies 10-12 Gents 28-32
A = approx. 53 cm B = approx. 35 cm C = approx 38cm
Size 2 : recommended for clothes size :
Ladies 12-18 Gents : 434-38
A = approx. 57 cm B = approx. 40 cm C = approx. 39cm
Please note: The lenght of the saddle (A) is the overall length. As there is no pressure at all in the rear part, the horse can move freely. Even if the saddle looks a little too long on your horse, choose the size according to your measurements. It is very important that the saddle fits the rider well, so he has enough space between thighs and pommel and does not sit on the pommel or cantle, which would limit the saddles adaptability. The horse's back is free of any pressure at the rear - the Barefoot can even be lifted slightly at the cantle with a rider on board.