Panel Types

Panel Types


Standard Panel

This panel is suited for horses with a usual rounded back. The musculature is bulked up adequately and provides an even contact area for the panel without building cavities or point loads.




Drop Panel / DP

The innovative Drop Panel cut provides a significant bigger contact area and more voluminious cushion behind the shoulder in relation to our standard panel. n particular, horses with problems in the trapezium muscle area or with hollow shoulders will benefit by the extra support from this new feature. The contact area on the horseback is optimized to prevent building cavities. The twist – or the possibility of the saddle to resonate with the horses movements – is not influenced on a negative way by the Drop Panel.

The Drop Panel features a flocking volume that is approx. 2 cm higher in the rear saddle section than is usual with standard models. It makes for a particularly comfortable panel flocking, while providing a greater adjustment potential for reflocking when needed. This offers many adaptable for the saddler for the adaption of the panel for a soft and perfect fit on the back.

Because of its various adaptabilities, its softness and its supportive effects on muscle growth, the Drop Panel became one of kieffer´s most popular panels.

This variant is optionally available for all saddles in combination with a wedge pillow in the rear.

Compact Panel

The Compact Panel is a shorter saddle panel at the front and rear in relation to our standard panel and features a shorter, French style panel in the front area.

Because of the special panel construction, the horseman or horsewoman enjoys a spacious seat area despite the short panel design.

More and more horses have a relatively short back or a distinctively raised lumbar region as the result of selective breeding. The newly developed saddle panel Compact is ideally suited for this type of horses.

The saddle models Young Profi L-Pony and Wellington are provided by default with Compact Panel. For dressage saddles like Bavaria or Lusitano EVO this panel variation is optionally available.


Short Panel

Our shortest saddle panel for horses with special needs

One problem on horses with a short back is that the saddle may actually be positioned over the kidney area. We have developed this special shortened panel a few years ago to solve this problem and support horses with a short back.

The dressage saddle models Inzell and Salzburg, which is also available for general purpose, are available with a short panel by default. For dressage saddles like Bavaria or Lusitano EVO this panel variation is optionally available.