It is very important to have your saddle correctly fitted and then checked every regularly depending on the horses work load. Having a saddle that fits both the horse and rider is important for the well being of your horse and to allow the freedom of moment, weather its happy hacking, top end competition or everything in between. The rider must also be comfortable you need a saddle that suits you in the seat and leg to be able to effective and secure in your seat .
If your saddle requires a small remedial alteration this might be possible to do on site, however major adjustments and full re-flocks will be carried out in my work shop. A well-fitting saddle will help you both reach your full potential, so my aim is to provide a comfortable, well-fitting saddle for your horse and you. However it is important to remember that horses regularly change shape due to a variety of reasons and is therefore important to remember that a saddle can only be fitted to the horse seen on the day. These changes could be caused by:
- Workload change.
- Change of season.
BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT
call 07487 55 2829 or use the contact me form.
. £50 Per horse for assessment of horse and exciting saddle .
. 50p per mile for travelling , which can be shared if others on the same yard have appointment's
. A range of new saddles are kept in stock, however it is not possible to stock a saddle which will fit every horse. If we do not have anything suitable, saddles can be made for you , sometimes this is needed for customised fits, you will not be charged another assessment charge on a return visit, just the travel charge.
. All prices include V.A.T
Follow up visits
. When buying a new saddle, it should be checked in 8-12 weeks after being fitted,this depends on the horses work load – this follow up is including in the initial saddle fitting charge when you purchase a saddle, you will just pay the travel expenses. Any flocking adjustments on a new saddle that may be required at this follow up visit are also included in the initial saddle fitting charge.
. Please only use the saddle on the horse to which it was fitted, as using it on another horse can considerably alters it’s shape !
. Please allow 1 to 1.5 hours for the fitting , I will assess your horses confirmation stood square , I will take templates and photos, assess your existing saddle and try on new saddles . Then The rider can get on and i will assess for there comfort and assess the horse under saddle with each of the saddles that are suitable. I will reassess the horses back after each saddle.
. The rider is to wear suitable riding hat upto standard and riding boots.
. The horse needs to be clean and dry so i can assess and movement in the saddle.
. A sand school or flat area suitable for riding is needed , and if the saddle is to be used for jumping then a jump or two are needed. I am happy to meet you at a local arena if needed.
. You will need your bridle , stirrups and girth , though I do carry girths as well .
It is important that you ensure your tack has been thoroughly cleaned and your horse is clean.
You must ensure you comply to social distancing rules and wear masks and use hand sanitiser as necessary.
If possible the fitting should take place outside or in a roomy well ventilated space and that you comply with the fitters request to ensure safe working practice.
Please keep 2 meters distance and that only one person may be around the horse and myself.
All my equipment is sanitised after each visit
By filling in this form it dosent hold you to an appointment, but is showing an interest and is a covid risk assessment, i will contact you to take full details and make an appointment for saddle check or fit.