Distance Saddle Fitting Advisory Service

Sam Jamieson Classic Dressage Saddle

This service allows you to gain advice if it’s not possible to go ahead with a Saddle Fitting Appointment.  Naturally this does not replace a hands on appointment by any means but it does mean if you have any concerns I can advise you further for the time being until you are able to have a full Saddle Fitting Consultation.

The more information you can provide the more help I can give you.  You will see below different photos and videos that would be great to receive and information on how you can get them to me and book a Zoom/video call/phone call/Messaging Appointment.  As always if you have any questions please ask.

Photo Requirements

Horse Front View
Horse view rear
Horses back side view
Horses back

Photo 1

A front view including their chest and feet with them standing as square as possible and their head and neck straight.

Photo 2

A rear view including their quarters and feet with them standing as square as possible and their head and neck straight.

Photo 3

Side view of your horse with them standing as square as possible and their head and neck straight.

Photo 4

View of your horses back with them standing as square as possible and their head and neck straight.

Front Saddle Angle Near Side
Front Saddle Angle Off Side
Saddle Rear View
Saddle Rear Panel Near Side

Photo 5

With your horses saddle on but not girthed, to show the angle of the front of the saddle on the nearside. standing as square as possible with their head and neck straight.

Photo 6

With your horses saddle on but not girthed, to show the angle of the front of the saddle on the offside. standing as square as possible with their head and neck straight.

Photo 7

With their saddle on not girthed, including your horses back and the rear of your saddle with them standing as square as possible with their head and neck straight.

Photo 8

With their saddle on, not girthed, a side view of your horses back including the back of the saddle with them standing as square as possible with their head and neck straight.

Saddle Rear Panel Off Side
Sam Jamieson Deluxe Dressage Saddle

Photo 9

With their saddle on, not girthed, a side view of your horses back including the back of the saddle with them standing as square as possible with their head and neck straight.

Photo 10

With their saddle on and girthed, a side view of your horse showing their back and saddle with them standing as square as possible and their head and neck straight.

Video Requirements

Video guidelines

  1. Your horse must take up approximately 50% of the video
  2. Ideally in a landscape frame to ensure I see as much of the horse, saddle and rider as required.
  3. Please do not wear clothing that will cover your saddle and horse.
  4. If possible please wear light coloured breeches/jodhpurs.
  5. A light coloured saddle cloth/numnah will help.

Please take the following videos of you horse in hand as long as you are safe to do so.  Your horse can be led in either a headcollar/halter or bridle.  Do make sure you are wearing correct footwear.

In hand Video One

Walk a triangle with the person filming at the point of the triangle showing a rear view of you walking away from them, a side view as you walk the base of the triangle and a front view walking towards the person filming you then repeat on the other rein.

In hand video Two

In a straight line walk away from the person videoing and walk back then repeat in trot, ensure that the horse can be seen in the whole video.

In hand video Three

Backing up with your horses head and neck straight.

Ridden Requirements

Where possible if you can get someone to video you riding in walk, trot and canter as long as you are safe to do this will be really helpful:

  1. Ride a triangle in walk with the person filming at the point of the triangle showing a rear view of you riding away from them, a side view as you ride the base of the triangle and a front view walking towards the person filming you then repeat on the other rein.
  2. With the person standing in the middle of a circle as you ride around them on a large circle on both reins in walk, rising trot and canter.
  3. With the person standing on the outside of a circle as you ride a large circle on both reins in walk, rising trot and canter.
  4. If you jump your horse a side view video of this aswell on both reins.
  5. It is also useful to see you horse moving free, if you are able to send this with them walking, trotting and cantering in a safe and secure area whilst also keeping yourself safe.
  6. Please also send any other video that you think will help in the assessment.

Once you have collected the photos and video’s you can upload them to an online sharing platform and share them to my email address Sam@samjamiesonequine.co.uk, here are some you can try:

Then you can share with me with the email address: sam@samjamiesonequine.co.uk you can also send the photos through the online appointment booking portal.

Once you have completed the above please schedule an appointment as you normally would via the online portal selecting ‘Online Saddle Fitting Discussion and Advisory Service’ this will allow you to schedule an appointment for a video call via Zoom which you can access via your smartphone or computer.  You will receive a link to click on to use at your appointment time or if you would prefer you can book a phone call/Video call/Messaging appointment.  You can add further notes that would be helpful for the assessment.

If you have any concerns please contact me, details below:

Online Portal

Don’t forget!

You can access the online portal 24/7!  Accessible through this website and the Facebook page, Make your life easier, schedule/re-schedule appointments, share files online, send direct messages and more. You don’t need to be tech savvy – it’s super simple and friendly!  You can even add the portal to your mobile phone home screen!

Online Portal