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.
Josh has worked on a large variety of English saddle brands and is trained under the Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Fitter guidelines.
Barn calls are performed Monday - Friday early in the morning to early evening. Areas traveled to are Central/Eastern Massachusetts, Southern VT, Southern NH, North Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. 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.
Fitting/Flocking Charge: $120 a saddle
Saddle Inspection Only: $45 a saddle
Travel Fee: Within 40 miles one-way from our Royalston, MA workshop it is $45 a person. For travel over 40 miles one-way there will be an additional $.55 a mile round trip charge.
Additional miles travel fee can be divided between clients with a minimum charge of $45 per client. Additional travel fees may apply if only coming out for one fitting.
For cancellations under 24 hours a cancellation fee of $30 may be applied.
Contact us to schedule your fitting or ask us any questions you may have!