In this model, the saddle panels have been eliminated allowing our close contact waffle pads to attach directly to the saddle via touch tape. The result is a much closer fit, which increases the stability of the saddle on the horses. This reduces back problems for the horse and provides more stable tracking. The saddle also features: Zilco sealed strapping - a core of strong web sealed with a modern polymer to give it the handling qualities of leather but with tremendous strength and ease of maintenance. All stainless steel buckles and quick hitch fittings. The unique Zilco elastomeric flexible tree, which will conform to the shape of most horses while giving good spine clearance. Black 10cm (4") wide Weighs approx 1.5kg (3.3lbs) without couplers or pad.