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Our fully qualified saddle fitting and adjustment specialist Jane Scrannage is available for appointments Monday-Friday throughout Kent. Jane is available on weekends or further afield for multiple fittings on request. Jane is able to visit you and your horse to give you the professional advice required to ensure you have the perfect saddle and it is fitted correctly so you can get the very most out of your time in the saddle with the peace of mind that your horse is in total comfort.
To make an appointment or to discuss your horses requirements in more detail please call 07423 057386 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cork Farm Equestrian are able to supply the entire range of new Amerigo, Equipe, Bates, Wintec & Acavallo Saddles to suit every riders budget. We have a huge variety of styles to suit all disciplines. During your appointment you will be given the opportunity to ride in a demo model of the saddle of your choice & confirm it's suitability before making your purchase of a new saddle. In some cases it may be necessary for you to trial a saddle for a few days & this can usually be arranged during your appointment.
Cork Farm Equestrian are able to take payment for saddles by Debit Card, Credit Card, Bank Transfer or *Cheque.
We can also offer a range of competitive FCA approved finance options for new saddles purchased over the value of £1,500.
With the importance of having your saddle fitted correctly becoming more recognised by vets, trainers and riders of all levels & disciplines; horses of all levels and ages are feeling the numerous benefits. Below are some of the important factors that come with having these essential checks.
- Regulation of the bodies essential working systems
- Enhanced delivery of oxygen, blood, nutrients and electrolytes
- Improved metabolism
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Increased range of movement, flexibility and suppleness
- Improved natural posture
- Improved performance and optimal fitness in all disciplines
- Balanced behavior and emotional well-being
- Reduced anxiety, nervousness and touch-shyness
- Relief of pain, muscular stress and tension, stress points and trigger points
Following a conversation about your horse and your rider requirements a suitable selection of saddles will be brought to your appointment for you to view & try.
During your fitting a full static assessment of your horse will be carried out. A range of suitable saddles will be tried statically & the selection that fit the horse are then ridden in. Static & ridden assessments of each saddle, the biomechanics of the horse and the position of the rider in each saddle will be carried out followed by discussion with the rider (and trainers if present). The purchase of the right saddle for you & your horse may then follow. Usually saddles are available immediately on the day of the fitting although certain brands require measurements to be taken and a special order saddle required for that horse. This is also true if the saddle present at the time of fitting is not the right colour or leather for example.
All saddles should be regularly checked as horses change shape constantly & in some cases weekly. This of course depends on many contributing factors, for example their breed, age and workload. Between 3 months and 6 months is usually recommended depending on the horse and the work they are in. A saddle check consists of a static evaluation then a ridden assessment, which like a fitting would evaluate the saddle, the biomechanics of the horse and the position of the rider. If a slight imbalance is present adjustments can be made. These depend the particular saddle but can vary from gullet change, inserts and flocking adjustments. Taking the saddle away to adjust the tree width is also possible although other methods are preferred and will be tried first where possible. Once adjustments and assessments are made the saddle tree and flocking (where possible) will be checked as a precaution.
Saddle fitting, checks & adjustments in our local area start from just £40.00.
Janes fee structure is as follows:
Callout fee - From £20.00
Static & ridden check - £20.00
Adjustments - From £10.00
Fees are payable at your fitting by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to Jane. Discounts are available for multiple horses within the same appointment. Fees are inclusive & cover the costs of travel, time & expert advice. Appointments further afield are available on request. Please contact us for pricing if you are outside of our local area. If a brand new saddle is purchased at your fitting with a value in excess of £1,500 your fitting fee will be deducted from the price of your saddle. In certain cases a saddle may need to be ordered in for you especially. In these instances a non refundable deposit may be charged but this would be deducted from the price of your saddle once a purchase is made.
Please ensure that your horse is in, clean & ready for your appointment at the allotted time to maximise the time Jane is able to spend with you. If your instructor is an intergral part of your riding please ensure they are also present at your fitting. Horses will need to be assessed in all gaits. If you are unable to do this please ensure a competent rider is present to carry this out on your behalf.
Appointments can be cancelled or postponed without charge up to 48 hours before your appointment. If you have had to cancel your appointment with less than 48 hours notice no cancellation fee will be charged should you rebook a new appintment within 6 weeks of your original cancelled appointment.
Jane has been within the saddle fitting industry for over 30 years & in this time has gained valuable knowledge & experience. From 1990-1992 Jane studied Saddlery & Leathercraft at Cordwainers College graduating with a City & Guilds qualification enabling Jane to not only fit saddles to horses but also make & alter them. Jane is also a very competent rider herself & has competed in many disciplines including BE, BS & BD so is able to offer expert advice on specific saddles for riders of all abilities. Jane's sympathetic approach to both horse & rider will leave you feeling confident that you are receiving honest & correct advice without any pressurised sales. Working closely with local therapists Jane will always prioritise the welfare of your horse. You can be sure that any work carried out or saddles purchased will be 100% suitable for both you & your horse.