Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Mother and daughter are delighted with the difference their SMART Native GP saddle has made to their cob mare.

"The SMART Native GP saddle is awesome; It has been one of the best investments we have made; expertly crafted and amazing to ride on.

My daughter and I share our 14.1 cob mare who changes shape through the seasons, having to constantly adjust our treed saddle was a frustration.  

Now, when riding in our SMART Native GP saddle, we can feel Balloo's movement and consequently we are totally in tune with her. We can feel and see the difference it makes to her.

Before we had the SMART Native GP saddle Balloo would run out at jumps, now she is happy to jump straight over, as the photo shows.

Balloo has started to flex more and her bends and circle work has improved. Since using the SMART Native GP saddle, Mia and Balloo won their first ever dressage competition - only Intro A but it was an awesome start.

The customer service and advice we received was outstanding; the staff were so supportive. I ordered the saddle on Thursday and it was delivered Friday. This level of service sets the bar high for others to aspire to.

Well done Solution Saddles!"

Samantha Wise

Jo-Anne has had great success fitting her SMART Eventer saddle to several different horses, proving it to be a worthwhile investment!

“I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my SMART Eventer Saddle.

I purchased it twelve months ago for my 16hh cob cross mare but sadly I lost her a short time later. I have since had the SMART Eventer saddle fitted to two further horses with great success, even though they were all quite different shapes and sizes!

The quality is superb. I feel confident and secure in the saddle and know that my horse is comfortable and able to move freely, too - it really is a saddle for life, well worth the investment! 

I look forward to many more years of horsey adventures with my SMART Eventer saddle!”

Jo-Anne Smith

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!