SADDLE FITTING INFORMATION

We have a small team of saddle fitting agents and distributors each with many years’ experience, all of whom are not only trained in saddle fitting but are experienced horse riders. To discuss your saddle fitting requirements, please contact either us at the head office or one of our agents, details of which can be found on our contacts page: /saddle-fitting-agents-and-distributors

 

To help us with your saddle fitting enquiry, we will require the following information:

  • Horse details such as age, height, breed, condition, level of fitness, conformation, any previous or ongoing injury or treatment or significant asymmetries.

  • Rider’s details such as height, weight, age, riding discipline, your riding level, the type of riding you plan to do in the saddle and any ongoing issues you may have that may affect your riding comfort or position, additionally if you have especially long legs or anything else that may be slightly unusual.

  • In preparation for a fitting, we will also ask you to email photographs. For further information on these see our guide to taking photographs for saddle fittings:  /photos-for-a-new-saddle-fitting or /photos-for-a-saddle-adjustment

  • ​Budget available and timescale for a new saddle.

 

As a general guide on the day of your saddle fitting your saddle fitter will also need:

  • Your horse ready for its saddle fitting in a well-groomed condition.

  • An area undercover for the initial fitting, including a flat hard surface where the horse can be stood up and run-up in hand.

  • A level rideable area such as an arena or dry field so that the fitter can fully test the saddle(s). Where your horse is kept in a training yard or livery, this may require you to pre-book to ensure such availability. The saddle fitting process can take considerable time, and you do not want to run out. If you do need to book time in an arena etc. it is better to get advice in advance from your fitter regarding how much time to allocate to the booking. Ideally a fitter would like to see saddles tested in all paces, on turns and circles and, if relevant, over jumps. If jumping is part of the requirement, then you will also need to have erected fences and jump stands prior to your saddle fitter’s arrival.

  •  Any numnah/pad which you might propose to use with the saddle especially if thicker than a standard cotton numnah.