The PDS Delicato is a beautiful edition to the PDS Carl Hester Collection. The saddle brings the rider’s lower leg closer to the horse as the saddle does not have a front gusset. The saddle is crafted for those with narrow hips without compromising comfort for the horse. As with all PDS Carl Hester Collection saddles the soft panelling creates very close contact and absorbs the movement of the horse. The X-Change System Series I to fit a range of horses and AMS for horse comfort.
“In actual fact Delicato himself has a very wide rib cage, it was very difficult especially because I’m quite narrow to actually feel that I could sit comfortably on him. This saddle immediately had the effect of bringing me closer to the horse which is very important,” Carl Hester MBE.
What makes it different? The PDS Delicato is very similar to the PDS Valegro, the main difference is the cantle. The cantle has been crafted in a more rounded shape. The saddle has also been created for a wider shaped horse.
What is X-Change System?
The rider can modify the width of the tree in 6 easy steps using any of the adjustable gullet plates with only a screwdriver. It is really that simple!
This system does not change the integrity or look of the saddle. The strength and the feel are the same. The tree can perfectly adapt itself to the withers and back of any horse. The tree size can be changed from Narrow up to Extra Extra Wide.
Why do I need AMS®?
The AMS® System utilises a special neoprene layer which provides a soft consistent layer to support the rider’s weight on the back of the horse.
This layer absorbs impact and distributes pressure evenly allowing for comfort plus optimal movement for your horse. Saddles with AMS® panels can be re-flocked and fitted to your horse, just like a traditional wool flocked saddle. The distribution of weight with the AMS® System allows for the physiological requirements of the equine athlete.