WOW Saddles are not flocked with wool, but have pockets of air. This allows a perfect adjustment of the saddle to the horse’s back. The WOW saddles are also fully modular: each part can be tuned and/or replaced separately. So Kerry has helped me to compose the perfect saddles for me and my horses, which can always be modified to adapt to any changes in the horse.
In 2015 the sponsorship started with my chestnut mare Romy. At this moment, Romy is retired. I started Romy under saddle myself when she was 4, and Romy and I educated each other to become a dressage horse and rider. As usual, we went through a lot of ups and downs in our development. But before she retired we were competing at Prix St. George level.
At a certain point, the Wow saddle came into our lives. The first couple weeks, we needed some time to get used to the extra freedom of movement. But then it made a huge change in the development of Romy’s balance, use of her muscles, development of her topline, the collection, and so the whole conformation and movements changed!
Thanks to the easy adjustment of WOW saddles, the horse can keep developing itself without any hindrance from the saddle. The saddles can actually ‘grow’ with your horse and the circumstances of your level of training. And I’ve certainly noticed that in Romy’s improvements!
My other horses, Variety (inter 2 dressage level) and Mickey (7 years old) are also under a WOW saddle. The soft air pockets and comfortable fit were both important tools to improve the use of their back muscles .
Especially Variety, who has a long, hollow shaped back, is not the easiest horse to find a good relaxation of het back and a good balance in collection. But in combination with the H-girth, the Wow saddle really helps us to keep improving.
Mickey is the kind of horse that is uncomplicated to fit a saddle on. But at this age, she is developping her muscles quickly and I wouldn’t know how to adapt to this without a WOW saddle…
In Dutch we would say “Once you start with a WOW saddle, you will ride in a WOW saddle forever”!