Saddle Fitting Appointment Information

There are three Saddle Fitting options you can choose from:

1. Online Saddle fitting discussion and advisory service.
2. Saddle Fitting existing saddle, for all types and brands of saddles.
3. Saddle Fitting for selecting you a new saddle (new/secondhand).

There are three location choices:
1. Online via Zoom (https://us04web.zoom.us/)
2. Saddle Fitting at your premises.
3. Saddle Fitting at Sam’s (Ryecroft, Ryefield Lane, Holbeach Fen, Lincolnshire, PE12 8PS).

Booking Zones
Please see down below areas covered and allocated days for zones.

Travel charges
Travel is charged at 45 pence per mile both ways.  If there is more than one booking at one yard the travel is shared.

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Online Saddle Fitting Discussion and Advisory Service
When you book online you will receive online location details in the confirmation notification email. After scheduling you can join the meeting on your phone, PC, Laptop etc with one easy click on the Zoom meeting URL at the specified time and date of the appointment and connect with Sam to discuss any concerns.

Saddle Fitting existing saddle, for all types and brands of saddles.
Saddle Fitting Consultation
1. Notes will be taken and any concerns you have can be discussed.
2. Your horse will be assessed, and a template taken of his or her back.
3. Your existing saddle will be checked over and then put onto your horse and assessed.
4. If your saddle appears to fit while your horse is standing you will be required to ride in the saddle to assess whether the saddle still fits in movement (walk, trot and canter). There are situations where this isn’t possible ie the horse is just about to be backed, this can be discussed.

Your saddle may require rebalancing or further work maybe required. Re-balancing, regulating of serge panels, flocking top up, adjusting saddle width can all be done on site.

Saddle Fitting for selecting you a new saddle (new/secondhand).
We have many second hand saddles that I can bring with me for you to try, please be aware these are not kept on site, therefore please allow at least 2 days in-between booking your appointment.  The fee paid is for the Consultation and allocated time whether a saddle is purchased or not. There is the odd occasion where none of the saddles are a good fit, please bear this in mind there is no guarantee.

For this option please advise me as best you can the following:
Colour.
Type of Saddle (GP, Dressage, Jump, Working Hunter).
Width of saddle (Medium wide).
Length of Saddle (17.5″).
Type of horse.

Please note. If you are happy to try all colours this gives more options.

Saddle Fitting Consultation
1. Notes will be taken and any concerns you have can be discussed.
2. Your horse will be assessed, and a template taken of his or her back.
3. Your existing saddle can be checked over and then put onto your horse and assessed if you have one aswell as other saddles you are interested in.
4. If the saddles appear to fit while your horse is standing you will be required to ride in the saddles to assess whether the saddle still fits in movement (walk, trot and canter). There are situations where this isn’t possible ie the horse is just about to be backed, this can be discussed.
5. The chosen saddle may require rebalancing or further work maybe required, this is billable as additional work is not included in the saddle price. Re-balancing, regulating of serge panels, flocking top up, adjusting adjustable saddles can all be done on site.

Further information
If a total reflock is required we will need to book an appointment for the total reflock to be done at a later time as this needs to be completed in my workshop. Then another appointment booked for me to come out and the saddle to be refitted to your horse.

If alterations are required you may need to ride in your saddle more than twice therefore please ensure you have all your tack that you need, riding hat to the current safety standard and safe riding boots.

Photos/Videos: Photos and/or videos will be taken during the appointment for records. At a later date also used for education, please state in the notes if you do not want the collected data to be used/published.

Please note: Any alterations ie if the saddle requires rebalancing, flocking regulation, flocking added there will be a charge for this additional work.

Saddle Fitting cost Guidelines:
£60 – Saddle Fitting/check/assessment for one horse and one saddle (time allocated 1hr).
£15 – Additional charge for each additional saddle.
£15 to £20 – Extra flocking added for rebalancing saddle (price depends on amount of flocking added).
£5 – Change of gullet bar.
£15 – Saddle Width adjustment (on machine).
45 pence per mile – Travel is calculated to and from your appointment, if more than one appointment this is shared.

Yard Visit Discount:
£5 discount – If two or more Saddle Fitting appointments are booked each appointment is discounted £5.
£10 discount – If five or more Saddle Fitting appointments are booked each appointment is discounted £10.
This will be calculated on your invoice.

Workshop cost Guidelines:
£100-£130 – Total reflock/Service; this covers saddle being taken apart, old flocking and stitching removed, checking inside the saddle for any damage or wear, re-stitching saddle, new flocking added and includes materials (takes up to 3hrs; this should be done every 2 years).
£30 – Saddle Fitting/check/assessment when returning with saddle that has just had a total reflock done.
£100-£130 – FLAIR to flock conversion.
£32 – Replacing front CAIR Air bag (Wintec).
£32 – Replacing Back CAIR Air bag (Wintec).
£25 – Adjusting saddle width to template with machine.
£20 – Short girth strap replacement.
£25 – Long girth strap replacement.

Other repairs considered and discussed, minimum charge £20.

Payment is required in full by cash, bank transfer or debit/credit card.
Bank transfer details are:
Name on account: S Jamieson
Bank: Nationwide
Sort code: 07 01 16
Account no: 34445886

Saddles taken for sale on behalf of client, 10% commission of sold value as agreed.

IMPORTANT: Scientific research recommendations are that saddle fit must be checked every 3 months.  This does not mean literally that just the saddle is looked at but the rider and horse as a whole combination due to the amount of complex factors.

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