The Multi-function tree (MFT) is the only saddletree worldwide with free moving points. The inwards lying head iron will be led outside on both sides on height of the panels.
The MFT’s points are seperated fom the iron on both sides and can therefore move freely according to the horse’s movements. The now inwards lying point is flexible and optionally adjustable stored at the head iron on a shock-absorbing rubber-membrane.
The free stored points work similar to the independent wheel suspension of a car, they are able to adjust independent from each other to the antidromic muscle work of the horse. For the first time this allows the saddle to follow the horses movements permanently. Because of the flexible membrane the points are able to adapt themselves to each movement axis.
When the horse’s shoulder moves forward the muscle gains more volume. This is the first time that a saddle tree allows this because the point opens. When the shoulder moves backwards the lower third of the muscle grows bigger and again the point adapts himself to this. Therefore this is the first time that the free forward and backward gliding of the shoulder (and the osteochondral layer of the shoulder blade) is possible.
The flexible point allows a smooth adaption to the shoulder muscles of the horse. Now it allows the free development in contrast to conventional saddle trees where it is restricted at certain points. In motion a free forward move of the shoulder always interacts with a free backward move.
The seat has added memory foam to ensure rider comfort