“The little bay horse to the top left, Fisher, is who started my journey of my own range of saddles with the first Deluxe Dressage Saddle. I am definitely not a naturally talented rider and I worked tirelessly trying to be the best I could be. This amazing little horse has such a work ethic and it definitely always felt that she expected you to give 110% too and boy I tried my hardest for both of us, yet with such elevated paces my body was not the most willing, no doubt not helped with my fibromyalgia. I did not want to be fixed in a position but wanted a saddle that would give me enough support and to sit me correctly plus ensuring in my eyes even more important that it was comfortable for Fish.
And so the research and design began. Reversed tree points allowing shoulder movement and wide gullet for spinal clearance aswell as adjoining body tissues. Wide wool flocked panels to enhance Fishers comfort absorbing pressure and any concussion yet allowing her to lift her back into the soft flocking and also giving the ability to adjust the flocking if needed. Angled knee blocks that didn’t force my legs back that caused me severe stiffness in other saddles, slightly allowing forward leg position. Soft seat that would also give pelvis support and not to have the stitch line straight under your seatbones. It was then time for the first saddle to be made1
I was nervous when trying the saddle for the first time but wow, as soon as I sat in it I was home, it felt amazing. I grinned like a cheshire cat. Everything became so much easier and my frustrations with myself were eased. Here was The Sam Jamieson Deluxe Dressage Saddle.