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The fitting process is driven by horse comfort which encompasses saddle suitability and most crucially fit.
Our fitting services are fully mobile so we can come to your yard, attending your horse in familiar surroundings.
For a schedule of our mobile fitting charges please see the section at the bottom of this page.
Whilst we endeavour to find the most suitable solution to the horses needs, variation in horse condition and fitness could affect its fit at any time in the future, therefore regular saddle checks must be made to monitor the horse and its condition.
We can work with most types of saddles from the leading manufacturers, and our 8 point fitting process below ensures absolute client satisfaction on each and every occasion.
An enquiry sheet is first completed by Tammie, Karen or another team member.
The full details of the horse and rider are collected along with the riders contact telephone and email.
A suitable diary apointment is then scheduled (typically within 48 hrs).
A team member will meet you and your horse at a location with a suitable riding surface available.
The horse should be pre-prepared on a level standing for an assessment to be undertaken, and where necessary images are captured.
We then undertake a detailed assessment of fitness and conformation of the horse.
We confirm saddle type required & most suited, and the riders discipline.
Essential measurements are taken so that an accurate saddle fit can be made, and key data can be recorded.
This data is then kept on file and utilised for ongoing monitoring and assessment.
We advise on a first set of saddle choices that will align to the horse and rider needs.
The rider is invited to ride in each of the 3 or 4 saddles that have been shortlisted.
We narrow down the most suitable saddles from initial choices according to assessment.
We then discuss further with the rider, try out, make a final decision on suitability.
The saddle is chosen, costs are detailed, and a deposit is taken.
Where the saddle is not available an estimate on lead time is provided.
Over a saddles lifetime it’s then necessary to revisit the latter stages again.
Typically a post fit 3 month check, then a 6-12 month check for fit and condition.
Travel charges are £1 per mile for all callouts from our OX4 base.
To check one Saddle is £35 plus travel charges. Any extra saddle check on site is charged at £10 per saddle (condition and fit check only with no work required)
On Saturday a premium rate applies of £45 plus travel plus VAT from our OX4 base unless a saddle is sold and paid for then discounts apply.
Where a weekday appointment is requested but due to diary constraint only a Saturday appointment is available, the appointment will not be charged at the Saturday rate.
For a minimum of 3 saddle checks at the same address we charge £25 per saddle, plus a split on travel charges (e.g. 3 way)
All fitting adjustments on site from £15 (depending on the work required)
All charges are subject to VAT at the standard prevailing rate
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