The NeXaver Story

The active principle NeXaver

Michaela Wolf, herself an active dressage rider, developed the NeXaver halter in 2017 originally for horses with pre-existing neck problems.

A veterinarian had approached the managing director of Klaus Ueberholz, a fine carpenter’s workshop in Solingen, to ask if she could develop a halter for a patient’s horse with a severe neck bump in her leather goods factory. This horse was not allowed to wear a conventional halter, but could now be moved and tethered again with the new NeXaver halter, which relieved the diseased neck area.

The test phase with Michaela Wolf’s own horses showed that even healthy animals accept the NeXaver principle of action, which is gentle on the horse’s neck, very well and cooperate contentedly. Even a friend’s horse, which often laid down in the halter when tethered, remained calm with the NeXaver.

True to the old folk wisdom “prevention is better than cure”, the company has worked with riders, trainers, therapists and doctors to develop further innovative products that serve the welfare of horses, such as the NeXaver lunging bridle and the NeXaver sn affles.

The brand NeXaver

NeXaver is a brand of the Solinger Feintäschnerei Klaus Ueberholz GmbH & Co KG, founded in 1964. The family business places the highest value on quality, functionality, environmental compatibility and sustainability. In Solingen we manufacture high-quality leather goods such as manicure cases and other small leather goods in traditional handwork. Twenty skilled workers ensure controlled German quality with attention to detail and craftsmanship. This is also reflected in the development and production of our NeXaver products.

Team NeXaver consists in our house of saddlers, specialists for leather processing, a functional ground work trainer (FBT after Barbara Welter-Böller) as well as in handling horses versed, long-standing riders.

High quality leather and alternative materials in flexible production

For our products we use high quality vegetable tanned leather as well as alternative vegan materials such as nylon, woven fur, cotton and Cordura. We can flexibly respond to customer requests and make changes and dimensional adjustments at short notice.