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Let’s Dance – Bi-NateLine® Dressage Saddle

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Let's Dance Dressage Saddle by Anne Gribbons

Anne Gribbons with Jochen Schleese and Let's Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In collaboration with the renowned International Grand Prix rider and FEI 5* judge Anne Gribbons, we have created another exquisite dressage saddle as part of our industry-changing Bi-NateLine®. The Let’s Dance by Anne Gribbons combines stunning craftsmanship with extreme comfort and performance for both horse and rider.

The Let’s Dance Dressage saddle by Anne Gribbons features our deepest, closest contact seat yet and the industry’s first innovative NW-Twist. This provides the rider with an extremely narrow twist for ultimate contact with the horse all while simultaneously providing the horse with a wide twist to ensure maximum weight distribution and freedom of movement. Our innovative, shock-absorbing tree points provide the best shoulder freedom in the industry and our adjustable LightWeight-3D-AdapTree® can be adjusted on an ongoing basis to your horse and to any future horse(s). As part of the Bi-NateLine®, the Let’s Dance by Anne Gribbons comes standard with our revolutionary PSI panel system to maximize the saddle’s weight-bearing surface area throughout the length of the panel with the lowest pressure per square inch of any English saddle.

The “Let’s Dance” was created for the love of the horse by Anne and Jochen. Try one today!

Anne Gribbons on Let's Dance with her Let's Dance saddle

Definition: NW-Twist

Many riders love the feeling of a narrow twist. The twist is the part of the saddle you feel between your upper inner thigh. Most trees with a narrow twist minimize the weight-bearing surface for the horse’s back,  especially between T10 and T13. Excessive pressure in this area can lead to hypertrophy, hypertension and painful reaction to palpation. The horse is restricted in using its back correctly. This scientific study has been published by the University of Zurich in the journal entry “ The importance of the twist in the context of proper saddle fit”. The study aimed at investigating the correlation between back pain and saddles with and without a narrow twist. Comparisons, especially in the craniomedial area, showed that saddles with narrow twists exhibited higher pressure readings and resulted in more incidences of hypertrophy in the Spinalis Thoracis muscle.

So how do we keep a nice narrow twist for the rider, but an appropriately wide twist for a better weight-bearing surface for the horse’s back to avoid pain? Schleese, the leader in innovative saddle solutions bisected the tree at the twist to develop the revolutionary NW-Twist. What is an NW-Twist? It is a tree with an extremely narrow twist for the rider and a wide twist for the horse. This gives the rider a comfortable seat with extremely close contact with the horse while providing the horse with optimal weight distribution and maximum freedom of movement to engage its back pain-free.

See our PSI Panel System (patent pending) information.

Custom Options Available

View Glamour Options Chart.

Additional Information

Weight 17.0 lbs
SEAT

Web Tree with narrow seaming/skirt with a steep pommel with lower seat curve.

TWIST

Adaptable (flexing) NW-twist which is the narrowest twist for the rider and at the same time the widest twist for the horse.
It allows the rider to give quicker and sharper aids to the horse.

BILLET SYSTEM

The adjustable V-Webbing billet system allows for correct billet alignment and equal pull throughout the length of the tree, Variations of billet styles are available – please inquire.

FEMALE and MALE DESIGN AVAILABLE

Seat designed for the Female or Male Pelvic Axis.

SEAT SIZES

16.5″, 17.0″, 17.5″, 18.0″

PANEL

Revolutionary PSI Panel with shoulder relief.

FLAP

Mono Flap, Double Flap

THIGH BLOCKS

Internal adjustable, External, Custom Shaped ($495)

LEATHER

Premium European Soft Leather

COLOUR

Black, Brown (Light Havana), 2-Tone Black&Brown, 2-Tone Black&Cognac, 2-Tone Black&Chestnut

OPTIONS

X-Extended Stirrup Bars, Additional D-Rings, Custom Thigh Rolls, Flap Length

GLAMOUR OPTIONS

Visit our Glamour Options Chart for a variety of stunning choices some of which include shaped back roll, colour welting and/or stitching, tooled half moon on cantle and crystal decorations for an additional cost.

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Today is Mister’s one year anniversary with his Schleese saddle. It has been a tremendous year with ups-and-downs. He has gone through such enormous changes that his body couldn’tt handle it. But when we found out how to handle it or what the solution should be, he was able to do what we never expected. He changed especially at his shoulders and in the curvature of his back. Mister’s body changed under the HK. But what he does under the Obrigado is beyond any expectation. All his life he has been a horse running away, off the hind leg, being so hotand sensitive it was often almost impossible to ride him. Although he improved in his stature and in his rideability, these characteristics stayed. So we thought it was due to the long term damage he has, or maybe it is also part of his character. And then we started riding with the Obrigado. But did you expect that he would change within 3 days (I’m not kidding!) into a horse that does not run away anymore at all, that uses the hind leg not only in forward motion, but he brakes on the hind leg now. Sometimes even too much, then it’s almost a sliding stop. He is able to get on the hind leg and at the same time lower his neck. I can ride him now, instead of being that mosquito hitch-hiking on his back. The biggest gift is this: he can do piaffe under the Obrigado. It is not steady yet, I do not expect that either. It has only been three weeks riding like this now. But what was never accomplished, although trying for years and years of training with well-known trainers, turned out not to be a very hard job at all. They were just in need of the right saddle. So this is what happens with an older horse. Mister is 20 years old.

— Aimée Albers - Holland

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