February 18, 2020

In the first of our series on the holistic management of horses I am going to be taking a look at the thorny subject of asymmetry and straightness as it relates to firstly the horse, then the saddle and finally the rider. I am going to start with the horse because it is the horse who is the first of the building blocks. So in this the first of a three-part article, I will be looking at why horses are crooked and/or asymmetrical, what we can do to help them, an...

January 17, 2020

“Welcome to Jo Parkman, our fitter for France, who is also a brilliant equine physical therapist (who can be found at facebook.com/Equicorrect). She is going to be writing a series of articles looking at how to approach saddle fitting in a holistic way, how to see it as just a part of overall management of your horse, and how to manage these interactions, how each factor affects the other. Thanks Jo and over to you!”

Welcome to the first of our new blog series...

April 30, 2019

A guide to finding the right size horse and saddle to fit you.

April 30, 2019

A guide to finding the right size horse and saddle to fit you.

July 3, 2017

We sadly announce that we are having to raise our prices from July 31st this year. We can only apologise for this but we have been subject to massively increased costs from our suppliers since the vote to leave Europe. We pride ourselves on our high level of customer service and quality of saddles and this price rise will enable us to continue to offer both. All saddles ordered before 31st July will be supplied at the old prices. Thank you, Andrea.

March 22, 2017

Our lovely sponsored rider Katy Mariott-Payne has featured this month in Horse and Hound. The feature includes a great interview with Katy. For more information on their article click their link below:

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/katy-marriott-payne-615236

June 9, 2016

AH Saddle are proud sponsors of the Heritage Pony Festival. This year's Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival will run from 1st to 31st August 2016. It is being organised by the Exmoor farmers and herd owners, land owners, pony owners and enthusiasts involved in the Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group(MEPBG), Exmoor Pony Club and Moorland Exmoor Foal Project.

The aim of the festival is to celebrate and promote the pedigree, purebred and cross-bred Exmoor ponies of Exmo...

June 9, 2016

I often get asked about our four strap girthing and why we provide it on many of our saddles. We supply four straps as this design offers an additional range of girthing options, especially in fitting wider flatter types of horses. The front point strap is particularly useful as it allows the saddle when it is girthed up to sit on the vertical rather than the diagonal. This aspect can help prevent the saddle from running forwards and keep a saddle comfortably...

November 20, 2015

 

Sometimes I am asked specialist questions regarding saddle fitting. A recent example was regarding what an Exmoor pony owner might need to look for when getting a pony saddle. Each horse or pony breed comes with a predisposed set of fitting characteristics that are useful to look for when considering a saddle fit. For the Exmoor Pony Club I went through some of the often found Exmoor pony traits, and how this can relate to saddle fitting this native pony...

November 10, 2015

Horses, like us, can be one sided. A recent study by an MSc student showed that one sidedness can be measured in foals only a few days old, depending on difficulty of parturition and time to standing. If left uncorrected, this one sidedness can produce a reduction in flexibility later on when the horse begins ridden work. We can feel one sidedness in our horses when we are schooling, and our horses are able to perform exercises with greater ease and flexibilit...

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