Air flocking

Air flocking can be useful to help address conformational issues, and can be adjusted in minute amounts. If correctly flocked and fitted, it can create a gaseous, flexible layer in the saddle that removes pressure points, thus reducing the risk of discomfort to the horse – particularly one with existing physiological challenges.

Eventer Francis Whittington’s top ride Sir Percival had lumps on his back before Francis began using a WOW saddle, flocked with adjustable Flair air-flocking. The lumps have since diminished. “I like a saddle that has ease of adaptability, eg you can change the main components and the flocking to fit different horses. Being able to fine tune the saddle, and make subtle changes to the balance while on board, would be impossible in a traditionally flocked saddle, which is why I like Flair air flocking,” he says.

About firstthoughtequine

First Thought Equine manufactures original and innovative equine saddlery products, including Flair, the Air Flocking system, and WOW saddles. Our mission is to produce products that will improve and enhance equine performance. We have achieved this through testing, field trialing and prototyping over many years on all types of equines, in all disciplines.

Posted on October 4, 2012, in Air Flocking, WOW Saddles and Francis Whittington and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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