Whether or not a saddle is painful for the horse depends where it is experiencing too much pressure. Pinpoint pressure (areas displayed in ‘red’) creates more of a problem than absolute pressure under a saddle. A good and even pressure distribution of the saddle on the horse’s back is therefore of the utmost importance.
The in motion pressure scan lasts about 1 minute. After the data has been recorded the computer will calculate the average pressure of each individual sensor during this particular ride. A graphic image is displayed with various different colors:
- Blue corresponds to the least pressure with approx. 100 gr p. sqcm
- green and yellow are acceptable (a lot depends on the rider’s weight)
- Red means that the horse is experiencing a constant pressure under this particular spot of the saddle with approx. 500 to 600 gr p. sqcm