Sportsfreund x Melasól
Wool meets leather. Two natural materials combine to create an exquisite product. Glamorous Icelandic fish leather adorns the saddlecloth made from local Bavarian cloth loden.
Incidentally, the noble piece is sewn in the Vogtland by an extremely experienced car upholstery shop that knows how to safely incorporate such a valuable material into textiles. As usual, loden fabric and wool padding come from traditional family businesses in Bavaria.
With this admittedly extravagant collection, we and Katharina are doing ourselves a favor. It's just incredibly fun to design such pieces of jewelry. Design is a need for us like eating and drinking. And when the interaction of the best ingredients results in a thoroughly reasonable product, we are very satisfied. And let no one say that looking beautiful isn't sensible!
What makes a good saddle cloth?
- A good saddle cloth is sweat-absorbent and leaves your horse's back dryafter training. A sweaty saddle area after riding is quickly the cause of cooling and thus tension in the back muscles.
- For the horse's well-being, it should be breathable . Heat does not accumulate under the saddle.
- It has a good cut that chambers well in the front as well as the back. This ensures free withers and spinal canal.
- It does not slip and does not wrinkle because the material fits the horse well and it has good fastening possibilities.
- Clump-free, springy filling against painful pressure points to distribute pressure peaks. This makes the saddle cover as thick as necessary and as thin as possible.
- Good Design for your personal pleasure.
Of course, our saddle blanket meets all these criteria.
Why wool is the best material for saddle blankets
A saddle cloth made of wool is good for your Icelandic horse's back. Wool can absorb an incredible amount of perspiration - up to 30% of its own weight - and thus ensures a dry saddle layer, which in turn cannot cool down. On the other hand, it never feels cold or moist , and you can put it on the horse even when it is damp. If it doesn't dry properly in winter or you get caught in the rain, that's no problem at all.
In summer, wool also protects against overheating under the saddle because it always maintains a neutral temperature and is extremely breathable. It thus ensures a healthy microclimate between saddle and horse.
This makes the natural material very suitable for Icelandic horses with sensitive backs. Wool activates blood circulation and has a relaxing effect on muscles and connective tissue.