Here are just some of the services we offer.
For when considering the purchase of a new saddle.
Initially, Kate will look at the horse in the aisle and discuss saddle needs for horse and rider. She will then try different types of trees and saddles on the horses back. Saddles determined to be suitable are then made available to test ride. During the test ride process, Kate observes the horse and rider together in each saddle at a walk, trot, canter, and over a jump if needed. During this time, Kate will also be evaluating the biomechanics of horse and rider in each saddle to establish the best possible fit. Kate encourages the trainer to be present and welcomes their feedback and insight as they generally know the horse and rider combination well.
After the test ride, Kate will take a tracing - a 2D image of the horses back. Because different saddle manufacturers require different measurements, this part of the process is always completed last. A record of this tracing is kept in the customerʼs file. Kate can always retrace the horse each time she sees them as part of her ongoing record keeping.
Please allow 2 hours for a Saddle Fitting