Headplate Width

Interchangable Headplates

WOW’s Flexi-Head™ gives you the biggest range of width fittings, in the same tree, which far exceeds any other saddle available today.

WOW™ tree has been proven to fit both the very highest withered horse to the very widest cold blood horse with just the change of a headplate.  However, if doing this it is likely that one may require a different panel.

Most saddle manufacturers will only supply trees with angles from 80 degrees (narrow) to 110 degrees (extra wide).

WOW™ offers a range of 73 to 143 degrees!  And now we have 3 different types of headplate we call “V”, “U” and “UU”styles, shown below and they all fit in the same tree!

The most commonly used are the “U” headplates which are available in 11 different sizes from 73 – 143 degrees.  The difference between each size is 7 degrees.

The “V” and “UU” styles are available in only five sizes 73, 80, 87, 94 and 101 degrees. 

The different headplate styles allow you to ensure the correct balance of your saddle, they are not used to fit different withers widths i.e. the “V” type (that one would assume is used on a very narrow horse) may well suit a downhill horse with broad withers because it keeps the pommel up and the saddle in balanced, where the “UU” type on the same horse would allow the saddle to rock because the front of the saddle is not supported.

Changing the headplate is incredibly easy because the WOW™ tree has the ability to easily form around whatever headplate shape we put in it.  Just remove the two 6mm bolts, swap the headplate and replace the bolts.

Our narrowest fit is narrower than most manufactures and our widest fit is the equivalent of an 8X wide!


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