Even non-gymnasts know that pommel horse is the trickiest event.
As a coach, pommels is my favourite apparatus because it requires more and different progressions than any other.
Our eldest coach at Altadore, physical Ed Vincent, has been telling us for decades that the second best gymnast wins the All Around. The best gymnast wins pommels.
Miguel Costante added more padding to this pommel horse to make it easier to learn long travels. The distance stepping up and down with the hands is reduced.