The panels are the ones that protect your horse’s spine and offer shock absorption for the rider, on the muscles around the spine.
The panels, which are original Sensation panel system, are 2 pieces of thick foam material, which is 2.54 cm thick and ergonomically shaped according to the horse’s muscles (where the panels should lie). The panels are located in a pocket on the underside of the saddles. Since they are in a pocket, they can move around! It is very important to regularly check whether the panels are where they should be.
Ensure that interior panels are checked frequently (every 3-6 months) for symmetry and asymmetry – as well as position. Every 2-3 years (depending on use) your panels must be changed, as they shape to the horse and rider. This means that they also shape themselves according to the rider – and the horse’s inclinations (asymmetry)