NOTES & UPDATES: January 2023
Josh has worked on a large variety of English saddle brands over 20+ years and is trained under the Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Fitter guidelines.
Barn calls are performed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday early in the morning to early evening. Areas traveled to are Central/Eastern Massachusetts and Southern NH. For a group of 5 or more other areas in New England may be considered.
Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of time is needed per horse & rider. It is recommended that you are available to ride during this time to provide a complete fitting service consultation. Someone must be available to handle your horse if you are not present. Please note if you are not present and do not ride in the saddle during fitting the fit of saddle cannot be guaranteed.
Tracing copies are available upon request during appointment.
Fitting/Flocking Charge: (includes travel fee*)
1 person only at barn: $250 a saddle per horse
2+ people at barn: $225 a saddle per horse
For multiple saddles for same horse a discount will be given.
For mono flap saddles with panels that need to be removed for fitting an additional fee will apply.
*Additional Travel Fee may apply for for traveling a long distance over 90 miles
For cancellations under 72 hours a cancellation fee of up to $225 may be applied.
Payment must be made at time of appointment. Cash, Check*, Credit Card(Visa, Mastercard, Discover) or Venmo payment is available.
*Bounced checks will cost an additional $30 service fee.
Fee's referenced above are effective as of January 2023
Contact us using the form below to schedule your fitting or ask us any questions you may have!
Wither clearance should be 3+ fingers for normal withers.
The saddle should have 2.5-3 fingers of channel width.
The center of the saddle seat should be level while on the horses back.
Saddle Tree Size:
The tree size should match the horses withers.
The entire panel must touch the horses back evenly and should not have any rocking motion.
The saddle panels should never sit past the 18th rib.
The saddle should not move to the left or right when riding.
Saddle Tree Angle:
The saddle tree points should be parallel to the horses shoulder angle.
Saddle Tree Width:
The tree width should be wide enough for the saddle to fit during the dynamic movement of the horse.
Points of Saddle Fitting from the Society of Master Saddlers
We will try our best to accommodate your availability. You or someone else must be present to handle your horse during the saddle fitting. Approximately one hour is needed per saddle. Tracing copy is available upon request during appointment.
NOTE: If you are not present & do not ride in the saddle during the fitting the fit of saddle can't be guaranteed.
Areas traveled to are Central/Eastern Massachusetts and Southern NH. For a group of 5 or more other areas in New England may be considered.
Fitting/Flocking Charge: (includes travel fee*) For 1 person only at barn: $250 a saddle per horse. For 2+ people at barn: $225 a saddle per horse. For multiple saddles on same horse a discount will be given. Additional fees will apply for monoflap saddles that need panels to be removed during fitting.
*Additional travel fees may apply for traveling a long distance over 90 miles. For cancellations under 72 hours a cancellation fee of up to $225 may be applied. Please contact us as soon as possible to re-schedule.
Payment must be made at time of appointment. Cash, check*(made out to Siegel Saddlery), credit card(Visa, Discover, Mastercard) & Venmo payment is available. *Bounced checks will cost an additional $30 service fee.
Please find information on Saddle Fitting and English Saddle Repairs under the services tab. Thank you for visiting! We would be glad to discuss our services more with you!