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SILLAS DE MONTAR WELLEP 'PRATIQUE'


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"INFINITELY AND INSTANTLY VARIABLE"

THE SADDLE OF THE 21ST CENTURY

 

INTRODUCTION

Following the success of the “Wellep Infinitely Variable Headplate System” the Wellep Saddle Company was formed as an associate of Wellep Equestrian International (UK) to produce and market an exclusive range of Wellep System Saddles made to individual requirements in limited numbers. This is the SANS PAREIL range, to which Wellep have now added the PRATIQUE range of top quality volume production saddles.

THE TREE (see the Sans Pareil range)

All saddles in the PRATIQUE range are built on traditionally constructed Wellep laminated beech wood spring trees of special design and incorporate the Wellep Infinitely Variable Headplate System. The improved tempered steel 'springs' give resilience to the seat and are of greater strength than is usual. This ensures that the shape of the tree and its balance is constantly maintained.

THE ADJUSTMENT KEY (see the Sans Pareil range)

The variable headplate is simply adjusted by pulling back the protective flap and inserting the key. The key is pulled forward to close the head and backwards to open it. (see the Sans Pareil range)

The key will 'flex' when the maximum adjustment point is reached so that the mechanism is not subjected to unnecessary strain.

The mechanism is designed so that it is impossible for it to be closed or opened beyond the set parameters. It also incorporates built-in safeguards to prevent the adjustment being altered by vibration such as may be caused by the horse's movement. The only way the adjustment can be altered is by using the key.

THE STIRRUP BARS (see the Sans Pareil range)

With the exception of the jumping models, on which a bar adjustment is unnecessary, all saddles in the range are fitted with stainless steel Wellep Adjustable Stirrup Bars which can be altered (by selecting any one of five positions) to suit the length of the rider's leg and to obtain a correct riding position. (To a degree the variable headplate can also be used in conjunction with the bars to influence the disposition of the rider's weight and position.)

THE SELF-BALANCING GIRTH SYSTEM (see the Sans Pareil range)

All the PRATIQUE saddles incorporate the original Wellep self-balancing girth system. This ensures that the girth lies flat in the sternum curve (the equine equivalent of the human waist) whatever the horse's, conformation, and that an equal tension is placed on all four saddle straps at all times. In consequence, and as a direct result of an accurately fitted saddle, the saddle is firmly secured in the correct position without the girth having to be adjusted excessively tightly. 

THE MEMORY-PANELS (see the Sans Pareil range)

All models are built with French-type panels which provide the largest possible bearing surface, allowing the weight to be distributed over a wide area. However, the ability to adjust the headplate, to give a precise fit, allows the panels to be so slim as to give the rider what is virtually a bare-back contact/experience. 

The panels are made of laminated memory foam. They are shaped to the back conformation and have the capacity to mould themselves to the individual horse, returning to the original shape when the saddle is removed. They need no maintenance; alterations to a particular profile being made with the headplate; they are resilient and there is no possibility of the surface developing the irregularities, resulting in bruising or pressure points, which can occur in the old type wool stuffed panels. (The adjustable headplate obviates the necessity for this type of panel. Formerly it was only by regulating the flocking that adjustments could be made to the fit.)

THE LEATHER (see the Sans Pareil range)

The choice of leather was made by world famous authorities in Walsall, the traditional home of superb English saddlery. The Wellep Saddle Co make their saddles in a unique stretch leather and the standard colours available are Havana , Brown or Black. The colouring dyes used are virtually fast when treated with an appropriate leather dressing prior to use.

SIZES - MODELS

The PRATIQUE range is available in seat sizes from 16" - 21" and in ½" increments.

The models available are:

GENERAL PURPOSE - Quarter Cut Back

Seat sizes: 16" to 21" in half inch increments
Tree sizes: Wellep Adjustable 'Infinitely Variable', extra narrow through to extra wide
Tree type: Quarter cut back head, straight points
Stirrup bars: Wellep Adjustable, 5 positions, stainless steel
Girth straps: Wellep self-balancing girth system
Panels: French type, ultra thin memory panels
Colours: Black, Brown, Havana

GENERAL PURPOSE - Deep Cut Back

Seat sizes: 16" to 21" in half inch increments
Tree sizes: Wellep Adjustable 'Infinitely Variable', extra narrow through to extra wide
Tree type: Deep cut back head, straight points
Stirrup bars: Wellep Adjustable, 5 positions, stainless steel
Girth straps: Wellep self-balancing girth system
Panels: French type, ultra thin memory panels
Colours: Black, Brown, Havana

DRESSAGE - Quarter Cut Back

Seat sizes: 16" to 21" in half inch increments
Tree sizes: Wellep Adjustable 'Infinitely Variable', extra narrow through to extra wide
Tree type: Quarter cut back head, straight points
Stirrup bars: Wellep Adjustable, 5 positions, stainless steel
Girth straps: Wellep self-balancing girth system
Panels: French type, ultra thin memory panels
Colours: Black, Brown, Havana

DRESSAGE - Deep Cut Back

Seat sizes: 16" to 21" in half inch increments
Tree sizes: Wellep Adjustable 'Infinitely Variable', extra narrow through to extra wide
Tree type: Deep cut back head, Straight points
Stirrup bars: Wellep Adjustable, 5 positions, stainless steel
Girth straps: Wellep self-balancing girth system
Panels: French type, ultra thin memory panels
Colours: Black, Brown, Havana

CLOSE CONTACT JUMPING - Square Cantle

Seat sizes: 16" to 21" in half inch increments
Tree sizes:
Wellep Adjustable 'Infinitely Variable', extra narrow through to extra wide
Tree type:
Quarter cut back head, Forward points.
Stirrup bars:
Wellep Fixed, stainless steel
Girth straps:
Wellep self-balancing girth system
Panels:
French type, ultra thin memory panels
Colours:
Black, Brown, Havana

CLOSE CONTACT JUMPING - Round Cantle

Seat sizes: 16" to 21" in half inch increments
Tree sizes:
Wellep Adjustable 'Infinitely Variable', extra narrow through to extra wide
Tree type:
Quarter cut back head, Forward points
Stirrup bars:
Wellep Fixed, stainless steel
Girth straps:
Wellep self-balancing girth system
Panels:
French type, ultra thin memory panels
Colours:
Black, Brown, Havana

POLO

Seat sizes: 16" to 21" in half inch increments
Tree sizes:
Wellep Adjustable 'Infinitely Variable', extra narrow through to extra wide
Tree type:
Quarter cut back head, Straight points
Stirrup bars:
Wellep Fixed, stainless steel
Girth straps:
Wellep self-balancing girth system
Panels:
French type, ultra thin memory panels
Colours:
Black, Brown, Havana

SHOW HUNTER

Seat sizes: 16" to 21" in half inch increments
Tree sizes:
Wellep Adjustable 'Infinitely Variable', extra narrow through to extra wide
Tree type:
Quarter cut back head, Straight points
Stirrup bars:
Wellep Adjustable, 5 positions, stainless steel
Girth straps:
Wellep self-balancing girth system
Panels:
French type, ultra thin memory panels
Colours:
Black, Brown, Havana

All PRATIQUE saddles are made on either the quarter cut-back or the full cut-back Wellep IV headplate tree system

Each saddle is registered and has its own serial number.

CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

It is advisable to treat the saddle with a good quality leather dressing before it is put into use. The top of the saddle should be cleaned regularly with glycerine saddle soap applied with a barely damp sponge. At periodic intervals (once a week is sufficient) the saddle should be treated with the leather dressing, otherwise it should be cleaned after use, dirt and sweat being removed.

Do not dry a saddle by artificial means i.e., fires, heaters, radiators etc. which will dry out the grease content and cause the leather to crack. Let it dry naturally in a well-ventilated room. After cleaning keep the saddle on a saddle-rack or saddle-horse open to the circulation of air.

When it is necessary to put a saddle on the ground, place it head down with the seat towards a wall or something similar with the cantle resting against the latter.

Do not store saddles in polythene bags - they are subject to heavy condensation. Use instead a bag or cover of cotton or linen.

E.MAIL

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