AMS is exclusive to all GFS saddles and selected models of Pessoa, and Anky saddles. AMS has been designed using leading saddle construction technology to produce a panel of the highest standard. This panel is composed of two different materials, conventional wool and a layer of neoprene. The neoprene provides a very soft and consistent contacting layer with the horse. This layer actually moulds to the horses back shape. The wool flocked layer provides a soft breathable padding between horse and rider for added comfort and adjustability. It distributes the weight and pressure created from the rider evenly through the neoprene and across the horses back allowing the horse to move freely.
A soft and consistent panel will allow a horse to be more comfortable and therefore more relaxed and able to move freely.
This picture shows a traditionally flocked wool filled panel. The unevenness in the weight bearing surface is clearly shown by the red and yellow pressurised areas on the horses back. Short –term these pressure points can cause a variety of problems including tense muscles, uneven or shortened gates and not being submissive.
This picture shows an even distribution of pressure with no pressure points from a similar test done on a horses back after wearing the AMS panel.
These two diagrams show how beneficial the AMS panel is when compared to a traditionally flocked panel. Wool flocking is of benefit in a panel due to its softness and adjustability but this brings negatives with it. A completely wool flocked panel is only ever as good as the saddler who flocked it and this will vary considerably. At worst a saddle could be unevenly flocked and cause pressure points as shown in the diagram above. The AMS panel eliminates this problem. You can ensure you will have an evenly flocked smooth panel with no lumps or bumps. Your horse will be comfortable and able to move freely.
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