Monday 9 July 2018

Flexible fit is key for Elena and her horses

Elena Clerici, at Somerford Camp in her SMART PRO Jump saddle.

“I tried a SMART™ PRO Jump saddle through my instructor, Penny Lawn. Having had 3 saddles in 4 years, I was very reluctant to try another new saddle but, after riding in it, I felt like I had to give the SMART™ PRO Jump saddle a chance.

I immediately felt a difference in my Thoroughbred mare, Nini’s, suppleness; she was happy to move forward and stretch out during our warm up in the SMART™ PRO Jump saddle and took a contact without her usual over-bending. I also felt my jumping position was so much more secure - even Penny was very impressed.

I am looking forward to the flexible SMART saddle allowing Nini to develop her topline again,  including either side of her wither, which has atrophied  after years of compression from badly fitted saddles - watch this space for the before and after pictures!

I also own a stocky 14hh pony and a big, gangly youngster that will need a saddle in the next 24 months; I am delighted that I will not need to buy another saddle for each of them - I can simply adjust my new SMART™ PRO Jump saddle to fit.”

Elena Clerici
April 2018

Carolyn, wouldn’t want to be without her SMART™ Native Dressage saddle for her cob – it fits both horse and rider perfectly!

“I bought my SMART™ Native Dressage saddle for my horse Gus and we both love it.

Gus is a late maturing Ardennes x cob who is very wide and has changed shape considerably during the two years that I have had him.  Finding a saddle to fit his changing shape has been challenging.

I was introduced to the SMART™ Saddle range by my trainer. An Approved Advisor from Solution Saddles came out to visit us and discussed our requirement; recommending the SMART™ Native Dressage saddle due to Gus’s shape. I found her to be professional and patient - and nothing was too much trouble. She ensured that the perfect fit was achieved for both Gus and I.

The SMART™ saddle adapts to Gus's back shape. From the start I noticed he was freer in the shoulder, more forward and overall his way of going has improved. He obviously finds the saddle very comfortable, as do I.

I use the saddle for hacking and competitions and  wouldn't want to be without it now.”

Carolyn Lloyd 
June 2018