How much does saddle fitting cost?
How much does re-fitting or flocking cost? This is largely dependent on what needs to be done to the saddle in order to re-fit it. A simple on-site spot flocking (“tweaking”) is $135.
How long does a saddle fitting take?
A fitting appointment can vary in time depending on what is happening at the appointment. Check of your existing saddle = approximately 45-60 minutes with you. Try on new/used saddles = approximately 2-2.5 hours.
How often should a saddle be fitted?
It is recommended that you have your saddle checked every 3-6 months, depending on how often you use your horse, and the discipline you ride in.
How much does a saddle cost?
New saddles can be found for less than $500, but they are often poor quality, especially the leather and fittings. Custom-made saddles are more expensive and can sell for thousands of dollars, depending on the design and details of the saddle. Used saddles are an affordable option with a wide variety of price points.
How much does it cost to re flock a saddle?
When the time comes to completely reflock your saddle, it is much less painful to re-flock wool than it is re-panel foam. It typically runs $250-350, and you are usually only without your saddle for a few days.
What do saddle fitters do?
Put simply, a saddler is someone who works at a bench, makes saddlery items and repairs and makes adjustments, while a saddle fitter is someone who works with horses and riders in the field, checking to ensure a good fit, and supplying new saddles where required.
What happens during a saddle fitting?
Saddle up. Your fitter will check to see that the saddle panels sit evenly along your horse’s back, whether there is adequate clearance at the wither and that the saddle allows the shoulder to move freely. From what they see, any alterations will be made to the flocking in your saddle to rebalance it.
How do you get a saddle fitted?
Panels contour to the shoulder well.
- Position the saddle correctly on your horse’s back.
- Test wither clearance.
- Check the relationship of the pommel to the cantle.
- Check to see if the seat is level.
- Tree width does not necessarily ensure a proper saddle fit.
- Check channel or gullet clearance.
Why does my saddle roll when mounting?
A saddle that is too narrow or too wide will slip side to side and even forward or backwards. If your saddle has a tree, it must be the right size and fit your horse. There is no way around it. Another common cause of saddle slip is while mounting.
Why does my saddle lifts at the back?
However, if you do have a situation where the saddle really is lifting up at the back, the most common reason is that the saddle is too wide for the horse. This can be because of too wide a bar spread or too wide a bar angle.
How much does a horse girth cost?
Girths cost between $20 and $400 depending on the type, quality, and materials it’s made from. Finding a girth that will fit your horse can be quite challenging.
How much does a horse saddle pad cost?
For a single dressage pad, you’re looking at $510 or more. But the most expensive is the Doudou Shock Absorbing Pad that retails for an eye-watering $730 each.
How much does it cost to get a saddle fitted?
Saddle Fitting – with Tracings & Saddle Suggestions: $100 /session One hour session including looking at suggestions. If additional time is needed, $100/hr after initial consultation rate. Saddle Flocking – Fee applies to flocking saddle only: $100 /session
How much does it cost to convert a saddle to wool?
Reflock of Wool for a saddle: $325 + $40 shipping = $365* Foam to Wool or Air to Wool Conversion: $400 + $40 shipping = $440* Lace Head Panels: $55.00 Widen Tree: $225.00
How long does a professional saddle last?
A professional saddle will usually be made of leather and can last up to 40 years if handled properly. You might also like our articles about the cost of a pony, a horse in general, or an Akhal Teke horse.
How much does it cost to reflock a wool saddle?
Combination of the above two services – fitting, tracings, suggestions, flocking. Reflock of Wool for a saddle: $325 + $40 shipping = $365* Foam to Wool or Air to Wool Conversion: $400 + $40 shipping = $440* Lace Head Panels: $55.00