EDIX® Santos Western Saddle
EDIX® Santos Western Saddle
The EDIX® Santos is made of strong quality Buffalo leather, with a beautiful suede seat in a contrasting colour. With it’s sturdy wooden pommel and cantle, beautifully tooled leather, typical decorations and comfortable seat, the EDIX® Santos has all aspects of a traditional western saddle. The EDIX® Santos as a complete saddle combination consists of a 2-part superstructure of strong Buffalo leather and a substructure of a contoured felt saddle pad, including 3 Mesh inlays. The nicely tooled leather fenders adjustable with a blevin slide buckle and the leather covered stirrups complete the EDIX® Santos. As a complete package, the EDIX® Santos, comes complete with a saddle pad, inlays, fenders and stirrups.
The EDIX® Santos treeless saddle is not only intended for the Western-style riders, but also for those who prefer long rides out. To create an even more luxurious seat, you can combine the Santos with an Australian Merino® sheepskin seatcover.
An EDIX® treeless saddle offers your horse optimum protection for the load exerted by riding, due to the special construction of various soft flexible pressure distributing materials: EDIX® MPDS, multiple pressure distribution system (see drawing). At the same time, these soft, flexible layers perfectly adapt to the anatomy of the horse, as well as the rider’s posture. An EDIX® treeless saddle optimally reacts to the movements of the horse. Partly due to this, the rider learns to perfectly adapt to the horse’s movements and, as such, develops an independent position. As a result, the movements of the horse and rider become one, and from there, excellent communication is created. Because the horse is moving much more freely, it has the possibility to develop optimally, which is often shown by an increase in muscle mass. Due to the above and after the habituation period, both horse and rider, show in all aspect of horseriding more relaxation.
In contrast to all other EDIX® models, the wooden pommel of the EDIX® Santos is not interchangeable. A pommel size M is installed as standard. The wooden pommel and cantle both connect the left and right half of the saddle, together they provide stability to the saddle and comfort for the position of the rider.
The complete EDIX® Santos treeless western saddle comes standard with a contoured saddle pad, including 3 mesh inserts. Additionally, there is the option to choose a felt or a foam quilted saddle pad with an underside that is finished with a synthetic wool or an Australian Merino® sheepskin. Each of these pads offers a free spinal clearance and are provided with pockets that can be closed with velcro and to which several types of inlays can be inserted. In addition, the Santos felt saddle pad has 3 separate inlay pockets on the top left and the top right side, to which a felt layer has already been inserted. If required, additional pressure and position distributing material can be added. Your saddle dealer will be happy to advise you.
Despite the typical Western cut-out “square skirt”, the EDIX® Santos is not long compared to a traditional westernsaddle, which means this saddle is suitable for most horses. The leather and structure of this Western saddle ensure that it is also very suitable for slightly heavier riders.
The Santos can be combined with the EDIX® saddlebags and breastplate, for which various rings have been applied. The FRA® supergirth is optional and its 100% elasticity ensures a rock-solid fixation.
EDIX® saddles advises you to buy the proposed treeless saddles complete with substructure (special treeless pad). This to achieve optimal pressure distribution. You will find more information in the extensive EDIX® documentation.
Inlays are subject to wear and tear depending on the intensity of use and need to be checked from time to time for the residual force. These sets of inlays are separately available.
The EDIX® Santos is available as standard in the colours natural/brown or brown and in sizes small, medium and large which all come with pommel size M. If desired, a saddle with a different pommel size can be ordered.
Small - 15" Seat
Medium - 17" Seat
Large - 19" Seat
'Complete Set' includes: saddle, fenders, stirrups and pad.