The Butet Practice Saddle is a fantastic training tool, handmade by the Butet workshop in Saumur, France. It is designed to strip the saddle back to the very basics, with a flat seat and no blocks at all. It’s as close as you can get to riding bareback, but with a girth and stirrups. This means that the rider cannot rely on their saddle for balance and instead must develop their own independent balance.
Some thoughts on the Butet Practice Saddle:
“The Practice saddle helps the the rider become aware of how balanced they are,where their leg is and where they sit. An excellent coach’s tool.”
“I Immediately felt I was in natural balance, so I can see how the saddle would really help develop an independent seat and lower leg security, I really enjoyed jumping in it and would love to try it cross country!”
“Human beings have a desire to find their own natural balance. The Practice allows riders to achieve this without restriction.”
LARS SEDERHOLM – WORLD RENOWNED TRAINER
“It took one lesson in the saddle to get my pupil to feel what I had been explaining for months. I want one!”
FRED BERGENDORF – INTERNATIONAL SHOWJUMPER AND COACH