Prestige saddles are constructed using extremely supple Italian and Swiss leather. The leather is double-tanned and waterproofed. This unique double-tanning process gives the saddle a "broken-in" feel within a matter of hours and prolongs the life of the saddle.
Prestige trees are made of a durable polycarbon material with a degree of elasticity that has a distinct advantage over trees made from natural products. Every injection-molded Prestige tree is consistently symmetrical and precisely balanced.
Prestige panels are flocked with a revolutionary synthetic fiber with memory that works to minimize clumping, alleviate pressure points, and reduce the need for frequent reflocking. The panels are also lined with two layers of 100% wool felt, which ensures a smooth surface against the horse.
Prestige seats are padded with a special polyurethane material carrying a high absorption coefficient and wide weight bearing surface.
Prestige recognizes the need for a delicate, yet closer means of communication between horse and rider. Modern horses are more sensitive than their cold-blooded predecessors and stand a higher risk of injury. Together with veterinary surgeons, the dedicated Prestige team shifted the point of balance toward the front of the saddle. Doing so allows the horse to bear the burden of the rider's weight on the strongest part of its back instead of on the weakest part to the rear of the saddle beneath the cantle.
Due to a high content of natural oil, Prestige saddles require less maintenance than their traditional counterparts providing the environment is fresh, dry, and dust-free. Prestige recommends the use of Effax Leather Combi for general cleaning and Effax Leather Balsam for occasional conditioning. The application of glycerine or oil-based soaps is strongly discouraged.
Sparing no expense, Prestige studies each saddle tree for stress and resiliency and offers a lifetime guarantee against breakage not due to accident. The leather on each Prestige saddle is protected by a two-year warranty against manufacturer defects.