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Changing the gullet bar in your Cavaletti adjustable saddle.

Which Cavaletti saddles are adjustable gullet?

Cavaletti saddles all feature the Cavaletti Collection unique, one-of-a-kind interchanging gullet system with 6 optional widths.
Adjustable trees have risen in popularity in recent years for their ease of swapping the width of the saddle should the horse change shape. There is no need to crank the saddle on a machine (eeekk!) or to send it away to a manufacturer for adjustment. Simple purchase the bar in the size you need and swap it out yourself, or your fitter will do it for you.

Where to buy replacement Cavaletti gullet bars

Here at The Saddle Bank, the worlds most trusted online saddle retailer, you can purchase a replacement bar for your Cavaletti saddle. Accessories are shipped out to UK with first class post which is estimated to arrive within 2-3 days. The Saddle Bank also offer worldwide shipping on accessories products but please allow a little longer for delivery. 

If by the end of the article you are not which size gullet bar you need why not get in touch with our friendly customer support team via phone 0345 030 4916 or email info@thesaddlebank.com. Our lovely team are always happy to help as much as they can and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for you and your horse.

Buy your Cavaletti Gullet Bars here.

What size width is your horse?

If you are unsure what size width your horse is there are a number of ways you can find out. Firstly, speak to your saddle fitter if you think your horse has changed widths. Your fitter will be able to take templates and check the width for you. Alternatively, you can take templates of your horse yourself. Information on how to take templates and where to buy a Flexi curve can be found here. Once you have the template of 3 fingers behind the scapula (shoulder blade) you can send this over to info@thesaddlebank.com and our team will assess the width of your horse from the template. Our team can then direct you to the size of the bar you need.

With adjustable saddles, The Saddle Bank always recommends purchasing a couple of sizes. If you think your horse is a Medium Wide, take a Medium and a Wide bar as well. This will enable you to alter the width quickly should your horse change shape throughout the year.

How to change the gullet bar in your Cavaletti saddle

Here we will look at each step to remove and replace the gullet bar in Loxley adjustable saddles.

cavaletti gullet bar

Removing the bar

Once you have the correct bar, you will need to remove the current bar from the saddle:

  1. Undo the bolts at the front of each panel
  2. Slide each panel off the point of the tree
  3. Fold back the flap covering the gullet bar
  4. Undo the bolts holding the gullet bar in place (2 each side)
  5. Remove the gullet bar

Replacing the bar

  1. Ensuring the bar is the correct way round (note the angled ends – the angled side should be at the front) lay the bar in place and line up the holes
  2. Insert the bolts, doing them up loosely to begin with
  3. Once all four bolts are in, tighten each one firmly 
  4. Replace the flap of leather over the bar
  5. Insert the ends of the bars back into their ‘pockets’, ensuring all girth straps are laying flat and the right way around 
  6. Replace the bolts at the front of the panel, tightening each one firmly 

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