Friday, 3 February 2017

Beth Evans solved her ongoing saddle slip issues, and so much more, when she changed to a SMART saddle.

It was my craniosacral therapist who recommended that I try a SMART™ saddle. We experienced ongoing saddle slip issues; due to my pony having had a large worm burden as a youngster, he was prone to altering shape quickly and it has proven very difficult to get a saddle to fit for a whole season.

The final saddle slip that caused me to try a SMART™ saddle was at The Riding Club Championships in 2015; in the Intermediate Championship Jump Off, my saddle slipped causing my horse to stop on the last turn back to home. This resulted in us not only losing the potential win, but also retaining the title. Following this, I went to my friend at Dodderhill Equestrian who let me try their SMART™ saddle – it suited both me and my pony. 

The SMART™ saddle has not only solved the slipping problems we were experiencing but has also changed the way that my horse moves. It has enabled improved rider-feel so that I can give the correct aids when needed.

Along with craniosacral treatments, the SMART™ saddle has allowed my horse to be much freer in his movement and have a more natural shape over jumps. He feels much younger to ride and he has also filled out in shape.

I enjoy riding much more now that I have my SMART™ saddle – and I don’t need to worry about my saddle slipping at any point!   

Friday, 13 January 2017

Sarah Parker found her SMART GP saddle transformed both herself and her horse, Sydney.

 “Sydney has been totally transformed since using his SMART GP saddle. He has flexibility and movement that we didn't know he had. He is now relaxed and calm under saddle whilst showing so much freedom in his movement - without tension.

He used to work well one day and be like a goldfish the next session; forgetting any progress.  He would  return to being tense and hollow, which I now believe was through discomfort.

Since using the SMART GP saddle, he is advancing his education every session and making huge steps forward. He has just come second in a class of 15 at his first dressage competition with over 67%. This would never have been achieved in his previous saddle. 

Everyone has been so impressed with the SMART GP saddle and can see how much it has benefited Sydney. My McTimoney practitioner was amazed at the difference in him and very positive about his new saddle. His muscle tone has now evened out, plus he has none of the previous tight and tension spots. 

For me; well, I can now ride and not have sciatica pain, which is a huge result!

The SMART GP saddle was a big investment but worth every single penny to have a happy comfortable horse and for me to be able to ride without pain.

Thank you Solution Saddles.”

Sarah Parker

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Before discovering SMART saddles, Becky Fossett was at her wits end in trying to find a saddle to fit her cob.

Dylan looking handsome in his new SMART GP saddle.

I just wanted to say thank you so much!

Over the past 11 years I have had countless saddles due to Dylan changing shape; I have spent thousands of pounds on various types of saddle and really didn't know which saddler to turn to next.

Since trialling and purchasing my SMART GP saddle, the difference to Dylan and myself has been amazing. He is so much more flexible and forward and his lateral skills have also improved. Plus, my hips don't hurt half as much as they did in a treed saddle!

My best friend, who is at my yard, was so impressed by the difference that she also purchased a SMART GP saddle for her horse.

Thanks again for all your help and support, I finally feel Dylan and I have a saddle that will last us our lifetime!

Becky Fossett