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Introducing other horses and riders to the SMART™ saddle concept is a deeply rewarding experience - now everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference to horse welfare. All our customers who own and ride in their own saddles are invited to join our network, as well as specialists in equestrian fields such as saddle fitters, trainers and therapists.
You can choose your level of involvement and be as active as you wish to fit flexibly with your lifestyle, as there is no minimum performance requirement. A full range of demo equipment is available to SMART Advisors for customer test rides. If you are interested in finding out more, please complete and return the online form at the bottom of this page and we will contact you with further information.
Smart Saddles are constantly striving to improve standards; we offer regular training opportunities, at no charge, for all our SMART Advisors to maintain the highest levels of fitting advice and customer care. SMART Advisors receive induction training and must thereafter attend annual training days to maintain approved status. Please contact us for upcoming agent training dates or check our Latest News feed.
We have developed a SMART Advisor tier system that is easy and convenient for both agents and customers:
Technical Advisors are experienced industry professionals, fully trained and experienced in fitting the range of SMART™ saddle models and accessories. Technical Advisors are also available to carry out consultancy work on behalf of Smart Saddles and earn a higher rate commission payment for each saddle sale.
Approved Advisors have good existing standards of equestrian skill which may originate from any of a wide range of disciplines or specialist areas e.g. teachers, trainers, riders, saddle fitters, therapists etc. With training and experience, Approved Advisors earn a standard rate commission payment for each saddle sale.
Anyone who has received induction training can apply to become a Referral Agent. Referral Agents are eligible for a basic rate commission payment for saddles sold following a test ride they have given.
Horse, riders and saddles were marked up to assess symmetry in movement.
The Tekscan pressure mapping system was demonstrated as a means of observing saddle pressures.
Peak pressure, Centre of Force and Asymmetrical readings were instantly available thanks to the wireless system.
Advisors take part in test ride training.
Russell Guire from Centaur Biomechanics, observed the change in fetlock hyperextension when using the Solution saddle compared to the traditional English treed saddle.
Saddler, Sally Argo, explained how to check the fit & position of a traditional treed saddle compared to a Solution saddle.
Gillian Higgins from Horses Inside Out demonstrates how the horses skeletal and muscular frame works as the horse moves and how the saddle affects this.