The general purpose pony saddle is crafted with premium vegetable tanned leather and is available in either a traditionally styled round cantle which provides a more secure seat or a modern styled square cantle that gives the rider extra mobility particularly when jumping. It has semi-forward flaps and a cut back pommel to accommodate any discipline. As with all of Berney’s saddles, this saddle is made with a laminated beech wood spring tree that is strength tested to the British Safety Standard. By using a spring tree we were able to achieve added shock absorbency while keeping the saddle lightweight. The material we use to achieve the ultimate comfort and welfare for the pony is our fully leather lined panels flocked with pure new wool. The biggest advantage that this material provides against others is that it spreads the weight of impact over a bigger surface area allowing the pony full use of themselves. Pure new wool also retains its spring and shock absorbency over time and moulds to the shape of the ponies back compensating for them changing shape throughout the season. Comfortable padded knee pads and strategically positioned knee rolls and thigh supports afford the junior rider a comfortable contact with the horse and secure leg position. The knee roll gently cups the front of the knee helping the rider get into a good position. One of the best features of a general purpose saddle is that it can comfortable accommodate a long stirrup length for flat work and a short stirrup length for jumping making it suitable for all disciplines and riders of all levels. This saddle is available in a size 15” and 16” for the rider. We recommend a 15” for a starting age up 9 or 10 years of age and this saddle would be suitable for an 11h to 13h pony. The 16” is suitable for a rider approximately aged 9 and upwards, and would be suitable for a 13h pony to 15h.