Zilco's SL Sliding backband saddles are constructed using our unique elastomeric flexible tree, which conforms to the shape of most horses whilst giving good spine clearance. It features built-in waffle pads, so can be used with or without a saddle pad.
The sliding backband model is designed for use with two-wheeled vehicles, or four wheeled vehicles that have rigid fixed shafts. The unique design of the Zilco saddle tree and use of special terrets allows the backband to slide freely. This has a self-balancing effect on the shafts to give a more comfortable ride for both horse and passengers.
The backband can also be locked into position when free movement is not required (eg: when using a different vehicle with independent shafts). This is done by fitting a neat conway buckle (sold separately), which sits below the terret on each side of the backband to restrict the sliding movement.