Preparing for your Saddle Fitter


Many riders, including those who ride at a high level, are unaware of the facilities the saddle fitter requires for the appointment.

Planning ahead  and having the right facilities can help the Saddler to provide the best possible service.

Facilities required:

  • A flat hard surface - to asses the horses confirmation
  • An area for the horse to be ridden - to asses the saddle and if there is movement
  • Jumps - if the saddle is a jump/xc
  • Lights and flood light (during Winter) 

Rider Essentials:

  • A rider needs to be present and suitably dressed to ride
  • A well groomed horse 
  • A girth, stirrup leathers and irons
  • A thin saddle cloth

By having all the above prepared can help the appointment run smoothly.