Stübben has partnered with Equi-Soft, a company dedicated to the development of products to improve the welfare of the horse. Below are the amazing designs that are made to move and stretch with your horse, decreasing the incidence of restricted motion.
The Equi-Soft Saddle
Biomechanical tree that adapts to back movement
The seat of the biomechanical tree is divided into two parts: facilitating freedom of movement and relieving pressure on the horse’s back while adapting to the rider’s movement.
The biomechanical tree and special seat relieve pudendal nerve pressure, helping to prevent injuries in the reproductive area in both women and men.
Increased ventilation to the horse’s back
The exclusive biomechanical tree improves aeration around the horse’s back, aiding in avoiding overheating muscles.
Available on select models only; add $400.
The Equi-Soft girth is a revolutionary answer to girthing discomfort. While everyone has spent significant time perfecting saddle design, little has been done to improve the girth over the centuries. The root cause of discomfort is the constriction caused by girthing which reduces circulation and decreases the range of motion of underlying musculature.
Various methods have been employed to mitigate girth pressure over the years such as elastic on one or both ends, mohair, string, and neoprene. Proper saddle construction and fit has lessened the need to over tighten a girth. In conjunction with proper saddle fit, all of these products provided relief by limiting the amount we can tighten the girth. Still, none of these products have effectively dealt with the root cause.
The Equi-Soft girth, when properly adjusted, effectively deals with the constriction by giving in all directions and markedly reducing the tension. This frees the underlying musculature, allows better circulation, and decreases the restriction of motion of the gut. As respiration is enhanced and the horse experiences less discomfort, pulse rate has been shown to be reduced during exercise. Since the muscles are less restricted, lateral flexibility is enhanced as well as the horse’s ability to employ the external obliques, serratus and other abdominal muscles necessary to support the topline. This is manifested in greater extension of the foreleg and more active employment of the hind quarters.
703 Equi-Soft Girth; Colors: Black, Ebony, Tobac; Sizes: 50cm to 137cm
704 Equi-Soft Girth Leather Bottom; Colors: Black, Ebony, Tobac
709 Equi-Soft Girth Lambskin Bottom; Colors: Black, Ebony, White
721 Equi-Soft Girth Neoprene Bottom; Colors: Black