Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A flexible SMART™ saddle can be of benefit to a young horse as they mature:

“I’ve always loved riding in a dressage saddle and when I bought my narrow four year old, I didn’t think it would be worth buying one for him until he’d fully developed.

SMART Saddles were recommended to me as they were fully flexible and could adjust with him as he grew. I was a little sceptical at first - but that quickly changed after the design and concept was explained to me.

Following a through fitting session I started on our flat work; I couldn’t believe the difference; the sensitivity was highly increased and the SMART PRO Dressage saddle felt SO comfortable. I kept the saddle on trial and took it to a dressage lesson where my instructor was impressed with the increased movement my horse had in his shoulders.

Safe to say I bought the saddle!.”


The SMART PRO Dressage saddle: highly recommended for a difficult to fit mare.

“I am very pleased with my SMART PRO dressage saddle.

With large shoulders and a round back, finding a saddle to fit my mare has been problematic. The SMART saddle flexes with the movement of her back; it doesn’t lift, sway or slip even with the girth not overly tight. It feels comfortable and secure for both of us and allows full range of movement.

It’s a bonus that I can use the SMART saddle on other horses too. I would highly recommend”.


Monday, 15 July 2019

SMART Ambassador, Ella, gets the season off to a winning start with her SMART PRO saddles

"I love both of my SMART Saddles, they keep me in balance and fit all my ponies".

The talented, 11 year old young eventer and SMART Saddles Ambassador, Ella, has been riding her ponies in the SMART PRO Dressage and SMART PRO Jump saddles since 2018. 

Ella competes in Pony club and school teams and is training in preparation for BE, once she is old enough, next year.

She has got off to a great start with her SMART PRO saddles, winning, amongst other things, Arena 100 Eventing and PC100. She has qualified for NSEA (National School Equestrian Association) Eventers Challenge 95 & 105.

Ella said: "Not only are my SMART PRO Saddles comfortable but they’re really helping with my balance too!"

Look out for Ellas updates on the Solution Saddles Facebook page or follow Step Up Eventing here:

Below are links to a few of the fantastic videos that Ella has shared throughout the season, showing both of her SMART PRO saddles in action.

Pre Season:

Poplar Park:

XC schooling: