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See our video on how to fit your Acavallo Gel Seat Saver to your saddle.
How do I fit my Acavallo Gel Seat Saver to my Saddle
Due to the sales success of our Gel Seat Savers and considerable positive feedback from our customers, also telling us about their orthopaedic problems, Acavallo decided to take this product line one step further to help riders suffering from the effects of their coccyx, pubis or seat bones.
The result of this development are our new “Seat Saver” models called “ORTHO-COCCYX” (featuring a recess in the rear part of the seat) and “ORTHO-PUBIS” (with a recess in the front part) designed for pressure relief in the respective problem areas around the coccyx and seat bones or the pubis, resp., providing a more balanced weight distribution for affected persons and, thus, also a more comfortable, less inhibited and safer seat.
The non-slip and breathable Acavallo gel of these seat savers supports the rider’s upper body by stabilizing the seat bones, preventing unnecessary movements and increasing her/his adhesion to the saddle.
In addition, the shock-absorbing effect of the gel significantly reduces concussions in the lower back. Discrete and easy to fit to any saddle, these Gel Seat Savers are the right choice for any rider wanting to gain relief during daily flat work, jumping or hacking, achieving a safe and stable seat.
Acavallo offers two different product types : Gel In Seat Saver with Dry-Lex surface where the gel is covered with a breathable mesh material offering traction and a soft feel, and Gel Out Seat-Saver, where the rider is seated on top of the adhesive gel material, with the textile mesh material facing towards the saddle surface. The Gel Out design is especially appreciated by novice riders for the adhesion and stability it provides.
Easy-care product. Just wash under running water or machine wash at low temperature.
Available in 20mm Dressage/VSD or GP/Jump Cut in Black or Brown in Medium (16"-17") or Large (17.5"-18")
The pad is fitted using elasticated straps which fasten around the saddle with an additional two straps with clips which are placed under the saddle on each side and slot underneath the panels at either side of the gap down the underside - tuck the two plastic ends under each saddle panel. The design of the clip is that it lays flush and doesn't cause any bumps, but is still very secure - they don't clip together.
Due to the gel colouring process it may be advisable to clean the gel with warm water before initial use & to ensure the saddle is well oiled & not dry to avoid any colour transfer from the gel. In rare cases should this occur simply oil the saddle thoroughly to remove any marks over a 2 week period.
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- Hand wash with fairy liquid to recuperate tackiness.
- Machine washable on normal 30 degree cycle.
- Pull into correct shape whilst damp to maintain shape during drying.
- Please ensure the washing machine drum is large enough to safely accommodate the pad size.
- Please ensure all velcro is closed firmly prior to washing.
- Air dry away from heat source (do not tumble).
We are one of the largest independent retailers of Acavallo in the UK and a verified premium stockist giving us access to the entire range. Our sales advisors use these products on a daily basis so are able to offer expert advice. If you need any assistance in selecting the right item for you or your horse please don't hesitate to contact us.