TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS FOR A NEW SADDLE FITTING

In order for us to work out the shape of your horse or pony and advise on what saddle would be best it is a good idea to send us a template and photographs. The photographs we need are of your horse in profile, unsaddled, standing on a flat, level surface as squarely as possible, along with a photograph looking down and along the horse’s back. Below are photograph examples and a guide. Please refer to our 'Taking a Template for Saddle Fitting' section for how to take a template. We will need your contact details along with the template and photographs that you send.

SIDE PROFILE PICTURES

 

Your horse or pony must be on flat level ground standing as squarely as possible to the photo, below are examples of correct side profile pictures with the horse's head in the correct position and their feet visble:

AH Saddles side profile example for saddle fitting
AH Saddles side profile for saddle fitting example 2
AH Saddles side profile for saddle fitting example 3

WITHER PICTURES

 

Your horse or pony must be on flat level ground, below are examples of correct wither pictures that look down and along the horse's back.

AH Saddles wither picture example for saddle fitting
AH Saddles wither picture for saddle fitting example 2
AH Saddles wither picture for saddle fitting example 3

HOW TO TAKE THE SCAPULAR TO THE LAST RIB MEASUREMENT


Find the back of the scapular; this usually lines up with the front of the girth line if you were to draw a line straight down, and if in doubt it’s the bony part at the back of the shoulder blade. The last rib can be found at the end of the rib cage, and it usually curves slightly more forwards at the top, which is where we need the measurement from.

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FURTHER GUIDANCE

 

For information on what pictures to take you can also view the following guide: