I am a qualified Saddle Fitter, and after looking at many different saddles and systems, have come to realise you really can’t go past Bates & Wintec if you want to gain that perfect fit.
Bates & Wintec Saddles featuring the revolutionary EASY-CHANGE™ Fit Solution offer the highest flexibility for achieving an optimal fit and the ultimate performance for your horse.
It is always recommended that you seek ongoing professional advice on your horse’s saddle fit, where possible. However the following information can assist you in not only assessing your horse’s saddle fit, but understanding when simple adjustments should be made. In order to check the clearance, bearing and balance of a saddle, it is important that the saddle is positioned correctly.
Four Steps to Basic Saddle Fitting using the EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution
Ensure your horse is standing square and is on level ground. Locate your horse’s shoulder and check to see that the nail of the saddle is approximately 3 fingers distance from the edge of your horse’s shoulder.
1. Check Gullet Width
2. Check for Even Bearing
3. Check for Clearance
4. Check for Balance
NB. The innovative systems in Bates & Wintec saddles offer unsurpassed flexibility in achieving an optimal fit, however, no one saddle can claim to fit any horse. It is always recommended you seek ongoing professional advice on the fit and in meeting the unique needs of each horse/rider combination.
We have a wide range of saddles available for you to try before you buy, to ensure you get the saddle that not only you are happy with, but that is the best fit for your horse. Click here to find out more.