Saddlewise-Southwest, Mobile Saddle Fitter, Penzance, Hampshire, M4 M5 Corridor, New and Used Saddles
Tel: 01752 299735         Mobile: 07875 707683         enquiries@saddlewise-southwest.co.uk

Mobile Saddle Fitting Service

Saddle Fitter

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Mobile Saddle Fitter
Mobile fitting only.
Traveling all South and West. I visit Penzance  And along M4 M5 corridor.  Counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Used /Secondhand /ex demo/ new Saddles all fitted level for a balanced free moving horse.
 Large stock of USED carried 80+ Have your horse move freely in balance.
It is not necessary to have a new saddle for it to be correct and fit and improve horse by regaining his natural shape.
Fitting  is what counts every time> level and in balance. This can alter with riding and a monthly check by any owner should be made to see if  this statement is still true> level pommel to cantle in ridden walk, then you cannot damage his topline! 

Ridden in wrong saddle

Ridden in wrong saddle 2 years - day corrected, first ride

     

After 4 months in balanced correct saddle

After 4 months! in balanced correct saddle.

I sell mostly used saddles, carry 80 I can fit Secondhand /new, or get what you want and fit it correctly.

No fitting  is guaranteed. no fitter can say that instead they will tell you your horse changes shape His skeletal shape does not.

I advise from years of experience.  Saddles and fitting comprise 3 elements

 I  have returning customers after 25 years!

I can advise and provide New in correct sizes  at excellent prices made in uk.

Also I have some ex demos and some good value bankrupt/closing  stock, from time to time.

I can help restore  topline /  movement problems and most saddle related temperamental problems with correct saddle fitting, You will have a new horse.

my terms and conditions are there to help your horse, please note them.

Sore backs are caused by many reasons, some not even saddle caused.  Do contact me at first sign! However this is rare if show respect for your horse getting used to his different saddle

I also watch you ride and note how the horse moves, it has to be without restriction, with correct tracking up movement.

To contact me for a saddle fitting advice give your availability / tel no /  postcode and location. I will quote call out charge for you. Please leave SLOW CLEAR  Telephone  number  I have been unable to get back to some customers as they leave fast unclear numbers. email is best then text.

I DO WORK Weekends and evenings, fittings take average 2 hours Rider needs to be there!. 

I now cover  only following areas of Cornwall Devon Somerset Dorset Bristol
Plymouth 25  Penzance 35 Exeter 30  Okehampton 30  Honiton 35 Taunton 40 Bridgewater 45 Bristol 50  

Telephone No. 07875707683 emails or leave text

  01752 299735  (give your name with location /postcode/tel no. (repeat number slowly!) answer phone if not there) 

Give as much information as poss, include your ht/wt available dates times

 e-mail:     enquiries@saddlewise-southwest.co.uk 

Saddle problem  queries welcome by email for advice.

Fully Mobile, 50  yrs Experience  Saddle fitting. 14,000 seen in my lifetime. I come to you! and Bring around 80+ leather Saddles of all sizes and prices. You try and experience different shapes and sizes.

Leave the horse for me to fit - Find what you are most comfortable riding in. Let me help you to improve. Its your choice at end of visit . You do not have to buy.

A good horse, a balanced saddle and you can ride correctly without effort.

Saddle pages show just an example of current prices, stock turnover is fast . I have current stock of 120 saddles to suit all sizes shapes of rider, styles of riding.

Please note 

I do not sell or buy adjustable saddles, synthetic, serge lined, air filled, or 'tree' less.

As i am retiring shortly  I am accepting no part Exchanges.

I do not sell on commission.

One saddle for life!  I know a horse does not change shape with regards to tree width. It's based on "Rotation point width" of shoulder and must sit above this, for the saddle not to interfere with movement.

You also have to ask yourself, What is a normal topline for a correctly muscled horse?

Do you recognize atrophy, wasted muscle where lifeblood has been denied in riding and muscle wastes!early every horse shows or you can feel for weakness.

Is there a difference in tension /hardness of muscle behind the shoulder and where you actually sit further back on your horses back?

The firmness should be the same! as the saddle should be level on his back horizontal line following through in ridden walk pommel to cantle level. with even pressure downward of all your weight, spread by the tree and panels.

Soft muscle behind the shoulder, is exactly that, Weak and damaged, if there is a difference in tension.

You cannot always see a wasted topline, it can be masked by fat layers and also you do not have X Ray vision to see what happens when you are on riding! get someone to take a picture! 

If the saddle is pommel low, opposed to level with cantle, after 15 minutes in ridden walk?  Then you have a problem! May only need to  top up flocking?

Blood is prevented from circulating in the weight bearing muscle (Compressed by rider weight and time) preventing blood flow (energy and oxygen)  full pressure squashing out blood over time or by heavy localized weight, after 15mins of crushing weight, the blood trying to feed these areas cut off then  the muscle fibres give up, muscle fibres die. 

Do you think all horses have high prominent withers especially as they get older? Do you really know definition of wither or are you looking at atrophy?

Damage is done with wide fitted saddles in as little as 4 weeks on a weak previously non weight bearing set of muscle. These saddles (all too common today through ill fitting) "tip" Forward and put all weight behind shoulder rotation point ! So how can he move? You have probably blocked his rotation point so when he does move the tree points poke in his shoulder and can damage cartilage on edge of scapula,  would you like it?

Why is he carrying his head high or head shaking? Best time to fit a level correct saddle is before breaking or when just off grass Or asap as soon as you recognize a problem.  Very fit horses have no fat under skin and sometimes experience discomfort when a level fitting is done as they have to balance your weight in a different, but correct way, carrying it spread evenly and balanced over 4 legs. Many riders expect instant change!  its slow but has dramatic effects on both your riding and his general appearance and movement over all, but over time.

There is only 1" in tree width sizes From N >W How can you see that when tree points are concealed, judging by eye,  You have to measure.

What is Medium wide? I am quite sure I have NO idea whatsoever every maker is different  Tree points must match rotation points (hence skeletal shape) to sit still and correctly.

Never believe size on saddle, with new concept of "saddle vices" which will damage front arch (a good thing condoned by SMS Fitters i don't think so!) then sizes printed on saddle or bar can no longer be believed.

What is "looks right"? >3" above withers -what rubbish is that! different weights of rider, carried different times, with fat without fat, weak muscle, no muscle tired muscle into a ride,  WILL all be different heights but must clear shoulder at rotation points not only at wither.

Too long and damages kidney! what Proof (there is none) - western saddles, long easily carried endurance saddles SPREAD the weight, easier to carry. You are sat on the muscles that hold the horse together and move to contract and stretch, if you are on his ribs you should pad up well , until this muscle recovers and gets strong. little and often riding, to build strength.

Everyone fits for the wrong reasons without knowing any physiology of the horse or understanding of the horses movement? or the way his muscles carry you.

 See my FAQ page "Saddles and balance".  Watch a few stripped off show class winners this season - They move best BECAUSE THEY CAN! They have full undamaged topline muscles to move correctly. A saddle that does not interfere with rotation movement (tree is well above, not sitting close to withers ).
 Learn to recognize a good topline. A topline builds only by normal level weight carrying, and with oxygenated blood pumping through in normal hacking. It has to build its strength to carry even weight. lunging in a pessoa whatever, will not help a weight bearing muscle get stronger or allow correct 'true' movement.

Stephens geleze wither pads / full pads, are the invention of this last century to restore topline with continuous massage, as you ride!. THAT and a correct sized saddle that sits ridden level.

No need for dropped panels anymore, These just stop muscle re-development, in a very important area of horse muscle for self carriage.

Good value used safe leather saddles

A Selection of used and new and excellent value saddles. Some end of designs. some ex demonstrators. Some saddles barely 3 months use. I can get you  named saddles at a price to order only. But If you are looking for value my usual top price is 800 (can be English best quality or custom -made).

Used (Secondhand) saddles,

  Difficult horses a specialty.  Remedial fitting  "get that top-line back". Have your horse use all his back muscles in unison for peak performance.

 Within 1st week of fitting! (If there is a problem this is more than adequate time to let me know! it may not be the saddle, but talking about it helps!) any return call is subject to half call out fee. Money back on New and Used or exchange (conditions apply) if it causes a problem other than as discussed! I have had lots of experience, so 99% of my fitting of saddles is now correct.
 Problems that occur are mainly the result of the previous ill-fitted saddle, and the adjustment of the horse to carrying the weight "correctly" now, which has to be a gentle experience because his muscles on his back will not be fit, as the balance is shifted.

Saddles carried Modenq

Call-out charge: - Please Give POSTCODE and Village name.


 Plymouth 25  Penzance 35 Exeter 30  Okehampton 30  Honiton 35 Taunton 40 Bridgewater 45 Bristol 50  Cornwall Devon Somerset Bristol

However this is per venue, not per horse, ask your friends if they want to share this cost.

No obligation fittings or saddle checks.

80+ NEW & USED SADDLES CARRIED
PART EXCHANGE WELCOME
(traditional saddles only - no synthetics or adjustable!)

Browse this website for some of our current stock. Always changing. please telephone any queries or by contact page.

Please view our Guide on Saddle Fit and why it may be your saddle, and not you, affecting performance. Are you getting the best from your horse?


For fittings or advice,

Contact jenny enquiries@saddlewise-southwest.co.uk

Text / call to -07875707683

home 01752 299735  some eves some early mornings (9am) Please leave clear slow telephone Number to return your calls if answerphone comes on line.


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