If you thought how could the Vogue get any better? Think again.
Heather’s new 2011 design for the Vogue Soft-Tree Saddle is here! It is simply called the ‘Vogue’. On Just Equus, we will be using the term ‘Vogue 2011′ model as it may help for clarities’ sake. The ‘Vogue 2011′ model follows its predecessors the ‘Mark I’ & ‘Mark II’ and has improved upon them.
No worries, it is very similar to the Vogue Mark I & Mark II in craftsmanship, materials, and its beautiful visual appeal. In fact you would not be able to see any difference from it and the later Mark II saddles. The 2011 difference is in the underside of the saddle…
Heather has adjusted the angle beneath the cantle area of the saddle so that its angle is milder than the Mark II. It is more moderate an angle. Note, Mark I’s had no angle. The newest Vogue seems to be the best solution to fit the widest range of horse conformations: from wide, flat backed horse to the sloped TB type back.
Also the front panel shape is in-between the shallow Mark I & the deeper Mark II shape. This also was in response to fitting the broadest range of horse shapes.
One of the key features that the later make Mark I’s, Mark II’s and the new Vogue 2011 model have which I feel is crucial is the underside of cantle detail which curves up to follow the arch of the gullet. This feature virtually eliminates potential for spinal point pressure which, for horses w/ protruding spines was always a concern.
Here are Current Panel Options:
The removeable Standard Panel Inserts designed as an integral feature of the Vogue (come with the saddle).
The Smart Panel is available in sizes Medium, Large, or X-Large in colors: Brown or Black to match the Vogue.
The Smart Panel comes in a Standard Fill for using as a replacement panel system in the Fhoenix Saddles or with bareback pads or saddles that do not have a panel system. And it comes in a Light Fill version for using with the Vogue on horses with very full, well padded backs, or with the felt panel inserts. The X-Light Fill version is for use with saddles with their own panel systems but that need extra padding of this nature.
Finally, there is a new option which works really well for big moving horses where a firmer ride is desired. We have found that our bevelled Felt Panel Inserts used in conjunction with a light fill Smart Panel is ideal!
The Panel Systems are listed below from Softest to Firmest ride:
Standard Panel Inserts (come w/ new Vogue Saddles)
bevelled Felt Inserts + Light Fill Smart Panel.
The 2011 models are arriving in the US now!
To set up your trial or for enquires, Contact Karen
Thank You! Karen, Just Equus