Our Saddle Fitting Services:
Assessing and Fitting Your Current Saddle
(AKA Saddle fitting isn't only about saddle shopping!)
People ask all the time how often they should have their saddle checked? Our recommendation is at least once a year. You should also have the saddle checked any time your horse has a significant change in weight or condition, or if you think there is a problem with the saddle/fit.
We are happy to help you with any brand or make of English saddle (not just the ones we sell). All saddles need follow up service at some point, it's just another aspect of your horse's care (like teeth or foot care). Saddle fitting is an ongoing process that will need to be regularly addressed as your horse develops and ages.
If you are struggling with your saddle we are here to help.
-We will take a full set of measurements of your horse and assess the saddle fit on the ground.
-You will need get on and ride so we can assess how your current saddle is working for horse and rider.
-We can go through any and ALL elements of the saddle fit you have questions about! Seriously, ask anything! Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable and knowledgeable as we can throughout the appointment.
-Any necessary repairs, adjustments or changes will be recommended, some can be done on site, others have to come back to the shop.
We offer a full spectrum of repairs and adjustments:
Re-flocking wool panels, wool flocking adjustments, tree adjustments with tree changing machine, help with changeable gullet saddles, foam panel adjustment, foam panel replacement, billet replacment, flap replacement, flap repairs, knee pad repairs, seat replacement, tree replacement
New and Used Saddle Sales
Saddle shopping and don't know where to start? It's a complex task to fit both horse and rider and there is a ton of information out there. It is our mission at The Forward Horse to help you navigate through it all to find a happy horse and great rides. We sell 3 main brands of new saddles and a wide selection of used saddles. Please visit the Saddle Shopping page for more information!
-We will take a full set of measurements of your horse and assess their current condition.
-You will be able to test ride all the saddles we are considering.
-We can go through any and ALL elements of the saddle fit you have questions about! Seriously , ask anything. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and informed throughout the process of shopping.
Depending on the age and brand of saddle you have we may be able to take it on trade towards your new saddle. (please contact us for more info on trades ins).
Consignment Saddle Sales
We can sell your used saddle for you. Payment will be made to the owner of the saddle the same day we receive payment from the new owner. No delays or waiting!
Contact us for details!
General Repairs and Maintenance
We work with a network of saddlers who can handle ANY repair. Re-flocking wool panels, wool flocking adjustments, tree adjustments with tree changing machine, help with changeable gullet saddles, foam panel adjustment, foam panel replacement, billet replacement, flap replacement, flap repairs, knee pad repairs, seat replacement, tree replacement, tree repairs, general tack repairs. - contact us for more!