Recent News From KiefferPoints:
This Kieffer saddle came in to have the foam in the panels replaced with
flocking, and to widen the panels. (See "Courbette" or "Thorowgood"
entries for examples of replacing foam or widening panels.)
When I dropped the panels on this Kieffer, I discovered that the points
As a horse moves his foreleg forward, his shoulderblade rotates backward
under the saddle. The points of the English tree help to guide the
shoulderblade under the saddle. They are rounded and flexible, and so
are able to help the shoulderblade slide without banging into it.
If the points aren't symmetrical--or worse, have sharp edges or
corners--then the horse's shoulderblade will not slide as easily.
Instead, it will encounter interference with each stride, each time the
shoulderblade has to rotate backwards.
I removed the points, made leather ones to replace them, and attached
(Added on Saturday, August 13, 2005 @ 02:18:29 AM)