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By |February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Girthing Tips

Girthing Tips Where should my girth be? Commonly we see Saddles on to far forward with girths rammed into the horse’s arm pits, this can be uncomfortable for the horse and completely alter the balance and fitting of your saddle so we like to use the guide of a ‘palm width’ behind the elbow. This [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

1st UK Saddle Fitters to see the New GFS Transition Saddle Range

We were delighted to be the 1st UK saddle fitters to be invited to see the new GFS ‘Transition’ saddle range and they didn’t disappoint! 3 Models GP - Jump - Cob 17” & 17.5” Adjustable gullet. Webbed tree for comfort and feel. Flocked panels. Blocked knee pads for support. We can’t wait for our [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Saddle Research Trust – Learnings in brief No4 – Profile changes

Saddle Research Trust - Learnings in brief No4... Presented by Laura Quiney Further findings from the rider weight study Profiles/templates of the horses backs were taken at 6 marked intervals along the horse’s spine both pre and post exercise. Results showed a mean average increase in back width of 3% . By rider type LW [...]

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Saddle Research Trust – Learnings in brief No3 – The Rider Weight Study

Saddle Research Trust - Learnings in brief No 3 ... The Rider Weight Study Presented by Dr Sue Dyson, Prof Pat Harris, Laura Quiney, Dr Anne Bondi A pilot study trying to establish what is an 'appropriate' horse, rider & saddle combination and the potential impact of inappropriate combinations 6 Sound horse's selected between 500 [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Saddle Research Trust – Learnings in brief No 2 – Rider Asymmetry

Saddle Research Trust - Learnings in brief No2 ... Rider Asymmetry Russell Mackechnie-Guire The effect the saddle & rider has on the horse has been a focus of recent scientific studies and poor saddle fit can hinder performance as can an asymmetric rider. Russell reminds us that all horses and riders are asymmetric and the [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Saddle Research Trust – Learnings in brief No1 – Recognition of Musculoskeletal Pain

Saddle Research Trust Conference - Learnings in brief No1... Recognition of Musculoskeletal Pain in the Ridden Horse Presented by Sue Dyson This is a whole horse ethogram developed for the ridden horse to determine pain & lameness. The study identified 24 behavioural markers (made up of facial markers, body markers & gait markers). It was [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy New Year…. Saddle Savings!!!

£200 Off any new Equipe or Prestige Saddle purchased or ordered during January!! £150 Off any John Whitaker Saddle we have in stock!! Its time to save, contact the office to book your fitting appointments 01270 842741

By |January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wednesday 19th December – Early Closing

We will be closing the office at 1pm on Wednesday 19th December so the team can have their Christmas get together. We apologise for any inconvenience, please email or leave us a message and we will get back to you on Thursday Merry Christmas xx

By |December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christmas Closure & Opening Times

Opening hours pre Christmas shutdown: Monday 17th December - Office Open 9 - 5pm Tuesday 18th December - Office Open 9 - 3pm Wednesday 19th December -  Office Open 9 - 1pm Thursday 20th December - Office closed - Saddle Fittings only Friday 21st December - Office Open 9 - 5pm Saturday 22nd - Office [...]

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