FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We get these a lot.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MASTER SADDLER AND A SADDLE FITTER?
"A master saddler is someone who can create a saddle from scratch as well as do repair work. A saddle fitter is someone who decides which saddle will best fit a particular horse and doesn't require the years of training that a master saddler needs."
From the Chicago Tribune article about Kate Ballard
WHAT DOES BESPOKE MEAN?
Bespoke is defined as: specifically and uniquely made product for a particular person or purpose. To us, it means that your saddle has been built by hand from the tree up to fit you and your horse. Our process involves creating a 2D map of your horse's back that is translated into a 3D model. These exacting steps ensure an exact fit. The process of fitting you and your horse might take slightly longer and cost slightly more but is an option well worth considering.
How to tell if your saddle fits
Our Master Saddler was asked by Smartpak to explain how to properly fit a saddle and they were kind enough to give us permission to use it.