Saddle Fitting. Sales. Repairs.
For the horse, for the rider
Achieving your horse’s best is accomplished by employing a committed team of professionals that includes a dedicated saddle fitter.
Tree adjustment: $200
Wool panel regular reflocking: $200
Tree adjustment and reflocking: $250
Wool panel complete reflocking/complete replacement of existing flocking: $500
The full reflock service includes the initial complete replacement of all flocking and the necessary follow up call in 3 - 6 months.
Call fees are additional per visit.
Why use a saddle fitter?
As riders, we bear the responsibility to keep our horses sound and happy in their work. A saddle that is well-fitted to you and your horse offers comfort, freedom, and stability by evenly balancing the rider’s weight over the horse’s back. It will support and encourage a proper riding position and clear communication.
A poorly fitting saddle can negatively affect performance and behaviour, as well as cause serious injury to the horse’s back and shoulders. It can also negatively impact the rider’s position and cause discomfort to their bodies as well.
The physiology of both equine and human athletes interacting with any saddle changes over time. These changes occur due to a myriad of factors that range from maturity, fitness levels, injuries, to illnesses. To maintain the health of both partners, it is important to have MacLean Equestrian Company evaluate your saddle on at least an annual basis.
Key points to consider for the equine athlete:
Freedom of movement
Tree flows parallel to the horse
Tree points remain clear of the shoulder blade
Saddle clears the withers and spine
Clearance is visible through the length of the saddle gullet
Panels provide cushion and are not hard or lumpy
Panel contact is as even as possible along the saddle’s entire length
Billets fall to the horse’s natural girth
Observe your horse’s usual behaviour during tacking up and riding, making note of changes.
Key points to consider for the rider:
Freedom of movement
Correct body position
Correct leg position
Suitability to horse and rider
Achieve your best with your horse: contact MacLean Equestrian Company to book an appointment at your farm.