Friday, 31 October 2014

Solution of the Month November 2014 - The SMART saddle can accommodate Charlies large shoulders

"This is my 16.2hh, 7 year old gelding, ridden in his SMART saddle. We regularly compete in British Eventing, Showjumping, Dressage, Working Hunter, Showing and pleasure rides.

It took me a whole year to find a saddle that Charlie was comfortable in due to his large shoulders, thankfully we came across Solution Saddles and I truly would never use anything else.

Whenever possible I promote these fantastic saddles and I am now saving up for another SMART Saddle."

Suzannah Brookes,

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Welsh Cob Has No Problems Qualifying For The Regionals In Her Solution Saddle

I have had my 14 hand Welsh Cob for 5 years and I have always had her in a RigidFree saddle…

…Although I did get through a few saddles before I found Solution Saddles, including other treeless brands.

Two of my previous horses both had behavioural problems caused by saddles, and despite spending a fortune on physios and saddles I never felt happy that the issues were resolved – and I resorted to riding bareback, which as you can imagine is pretty limiting!

Since affiliating, Lily and I have qualified for the Regional Finals in Novice and Novice Freestyle. The focus now is on training her up the levels and we have just come back from a 3-day course with Adam Kemp, working at Medium level.
My equine chiropractor and massage therapist always comments on how Lily has never had any saddle related problems and the muscles on her back are well formed and soft and supple, which she attributes to her being in a RigidFree saddle.

Amanda Hope, Solution Saddles Customer

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Solution of the Month October 2014 – "Stacie Liston Needed a Secure Jump Saddle for Her Bold ISH".

“I wanted to share my story to say thanks, I am so pleased with my new SMART Jump saddle.

I like to think that I have found my perfect 4 legged partner in crime in Alvin my lovely ISH.  I was lucky to find him locally after deciding that new challenges were needed in the form of a new horse.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have had a previous Solution saddle for 10 years which I have used on all my horses. My Highland & Welsh were both very different in shape and using the Solution saddle made life simple for me; with a change of pads for each of them and I was set to go.

It never even crossed my mind to go back to a tree’d saddle for backing Alvin and I believe that using my RigidFree saddle is what made him so easy to back. 

When the time came to introduce jumping I knew that I would need a suitable saddle to do the job. Alvin can be quite ‘bold’ so I needed a saddle that would offer a very secure seat.  I got in touch with my local Solution Saddles Technical Advisor, Catie Baird, who was able to bring a selection of saddles for me to try - and I was sorted with a new SMART Jump saddle that afternoon! 

My physio has commented on how beautifully balanced and soft Alvins muscles are in his back, and when you see him cutting shapes when playing in the field you know that he is happy and pain-free in his movement.

People on my yard are also surprised by how much RigidFree saddles have changed over the years and like that the SMART Jump saddle looks like a traditional saddle - now I just have to save up for my dressage saddle next year  J

You certainly get what you pay for from Solution Saddles and I joke that my new SMART Jump saddle cost more than my sofa - but I spend more time sitting on my saddle! 

Now to go out and start winning some ribbons!

Thanks Solution Saddles for challenging the norm and offering an alternative to tree’d saddles.

Stacie Liston,