Kent and Masters MGC
Kent and Masters are a super popular UK brand of English riding saddles. They offer a range of adjustable gullet saddles with various model on offer so there is something to suit most conformations. In this article we will discuss the Kent and Masters S-Series Compact GP saddle, otherwise known as the MGC.
What is a MGC?
MGC stands for Medium Wither GP Compact. The Compact model is perfect for petite or slim riders with narrower hips. This model can also work really well on short backed horses as it tends to come up a little shorter than the Original GP.
What is the S-Series Range?
The MGC S Series Compact saddle is part of the S-Series range. People often mistake this as meaning it takes the shorter S bars. However, that is not true. The S-Series is a slightly more luxurious range than the Original range and is priced a little higher. The S-Series saddles have additional design features such as ghosted stitching on the knee roll and a thigh roll which is not featured on the Original Range.
What are the features?
- A neat seat, slim rear gusset and a tree that is slightly flatter on the underside compared to the Original GP.
- Three panel options for horses with a low, medium or high wither profile.
- An alternative seat shape to the Cob GP which makes it a viable option for those who find the Cob seat doesn’t suit them.
- Velcro knee and calf blocks under the flap which can be positioned to suit your leg length and position. Ghosted stitching on the knee pad helps it contour neatly around the block and ensures added comfort.
- Changeable girthing arrangement which allows saddle stability to be optimised instantly.
What about LGC or HGC?
You will also see S-Series Compact GP saddles available stamped LGC or HGC. The first letter of the stamp indicates the wither profile.
L = Low Wither
M = Medium Wither
H = High wither
From the stamp you will be able to identify if the saddle may work for your horse based on the horses wither profile.
Will a Compact GP fit your horse?
The Compact GP saddle can fit a variety of conformations (again depending on which wither profile you select). You have also got the option of stabilising the saddle using the various girthing arrangements available.
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Try a Kent and Masters saddle
We have a great selection available with new stock arriving daily and added to the website by 3pm Monday-Friday.
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- Saddle inspection report so you know your saddle has been checked and inspected
- 6 month warranty on all secondhand saddles*
- Manufacturers warranty on all new saddles
- Guaranteed buy back price within 9 months**
- 5 Day UK Trial
- FREE ‘Secrets of Selling your Saddle’ eBook to help you sell your old saddles
- FAST delivery worldwide
- 1 hour delivery timeslot for UK mainland clients
- Tracking information provided for overseas clients
- Option to accessorise your saddle
- Friendly customer support team to help you answer any questions and queries.
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