Panels

Panels only for Ghost saddle

There are now several options for the panels. The original panel shape was designed to go with the narrower twist of Ghost saddles and to ensure comfort for those with narrower hips or hip problems. We added a wider panel to distribute weight even better, especially for heavier or distance riders (Panel+). I highly recommend this panel for everyone unless you have hip issues and are riding a wide horse. I have some original panels with thinner, non-stiff foam for a reduced price, otherwise these need to be ordered.

 

Above - original panel
Below - new, weight distributing panel

In addition to now using an even better composite foam which distributes weight well, performs the same across all temperature ranges, and recovers at the speed your horse moves, we can also customize the thickness and stiffness of the panels.

I recommend that riders under 150lbs or those riding a 17" seat go with the 2cm core and above or 18" seat go with 2.5cm core.

There is also a nylon foritification layer that can be added for harder use riders like endurance or back-country trekkers. It further increases weight distribution. I particularly like this layer for those who stay in one position when riding (2-point for miles of trotting) or sitting back for long hours on a gaited horse. 

One additional option is a soft cushion layer on the bottom of the panel insert. The standard bottom layer is just under 1cm thick and a nice layer of cushion, what I recommend in most cases. The optional thicker cushion is 2cm and soft. I don't recommend it for endurance riders or those riding with a forward seat as it is soft and will allow you to tip forward. But for heavier riders, it's one more layer of protection to ensure good spine channel clearance and it's also a good option for horses with a fair amount of shape change through their stride. I have tested with a 225lb rider and there was no chance of losing the spine clearance with the stiffer, thicker, cushier panel. (Note, I still don't recommend treeless for that weight although we've now had success with 190-200lbs for casual riding.)

 

Last Updated: 3/30/2017
Ghost panels
Product: Ghost panels
Description: Ghost saddle panels only.
Price: $85
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