Arabian Saddle Fitting Guide
Stephen A. Lovatt, Master Saddler
SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter
Member of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers
The Arabian Saddle Company range of saddles has been designed specifically for purebred, partbred and Anglo-Arabian horses. As good and as innovative as any design of saddle can be, one still has to put the correct fit of saddle to your particular horse for a successful marriage of the two.We ask a lot from our horses and it is our responsibility to make our very best efforts to see that we do not inflict pain and suffering through badly fitting saddles. We can help to do this by making sure that every effort is made in obtaining the correct fit when purchasing a new saddle.There is so much written today about saddle fitting--nearly every magazine features and expert telling us of the latest technology from computers to 'gizmos' of every description--it is no wonder that people are confused.As we know it is not always possible to have an expert saddle fitter on your doorstep, especially with Arabian horses, a lot of tack stores seem to lack the knowledge or even the interest in the particular breed that we the Arabian enthusiast love and cherish so much. We at the Arabian Saddle Company have therefore tried to offer a simple, no-nonsense guide to saddle fitting which can then be followed up by telephone consultations with a member of our knowledgeable staff. We have found this to be a very successful solution in numerous cases.