Gaston Mercier stands first and foremost for 30 years of innovation and research conducted among horse-riding athletes, enthusiasts and technicians. This unique know-how is a guarantee of the care taken in producing a French quality product in environmentally-friendly conditions. We listen to you to achieve even more or just too advise you on what is best for you and your horse.
With epoxy and carbon fibre trees the following can be achieved :
For any question about the various trees used to make our saddles, please contact us
At first we need some informations : Rider stature, weight and shoe size ; Horse stature and chest size
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Placing the saddle on your horse’s back is done in relation to three reference points :
The exact position of your saddle is determined by the morphology of your horse. That is the whole idea behind the design of the Gaston Mercier tree, ensuring that the rider is in the right place over the horse’s 13th dorsal vertebrae. This is the only position where the rider does not cause discomfort to the horse.
Make sure buckles on both sides of the horse are on a par, above the horse’s elbows.
It is possible and indeed common for there to be a difference of one or two holes between the two
Tighten without excess and only once the saddle is in position with the horse on flat ground.
Horse-riding involves an element of risk, so it is important to check the condition of your equipment before mounting a horse.