Do you struggle to get regular or consistent access to a qualified
saddle fitter that you trust?
- Our SMART Remote Fitting Service is available free of charge with any new
SMART saddle purchase
Whether in the UK or overseas, we understand that not everyone has the option
of regular saddle fitting visits from an appropriate professional. Whilst a traditional treed saddle may
be difficult to fit, or indeed lead
to compromises if fitted remotely, a fully flexible SMART saddle offers the user clear
rigid frame – the fit of the saddle is not dictated by
the shape of a fixed frame and therefore the SMART saddle can flex-to-fit a wide range of back shapes
without restricting or impinging your horse’s back.
flexible - the SMART saddle flexes around whatever shape
it is applied to. Once girthed up and the rider mounted, the SMART saddle will flex around the horse’s
back and trunk with a close, even contact and will not bridge. Akin to the modern running shoe, which
flexes and moves with the foot, close contact is desirable for optimal engagement with the
shim – shims are used where necessary to adjust the fit.
The flexible SMART saddle will simply flex around the new shape once the shims are in place, which
results in the saddle being carried differently. Whether the shims are used to change the fit for the
horse, or to change the balance for the rider, the saddle flexes to accommodate the new contours and
flocking – there are no internal adjustments such as to
the flocking or tree/headplate. With the only changes required being to the external shims or pads,
anyone can apply the adjustments to change the saddle fit and balance following advice from SMART
- Forgiving materials – in
combination with the flexible design, the materials themselves are supportive and forgiving, allowing
you to follow the fitting advice without risk of causing damage in the process.
sense approach – forget all the complexities of treed
saddle fitting and apply our easy-fit, common-sense approach to fitting your new SMART saddle.
Provided that the SMART Rules are adhered to, the rest of the process is very intuitive: If your saddle
sits too low at the back and tips the rider into a chair seat, simply lift the back. If the saddle
sits too high at the back and tips the rider forwards, lift the front. Balancing a SMART saddle really
can be as simple as that!
- Affordable – the price of SMART
Shims ranges from £25 for a pair of slim shims to £150 for a high-density SMART PRO+ Pad. This price
point means that, once you have the optimal size and style model for you and your horse, any future
adjustments can be made using low-cost products, saving you the expense of sending your saddle away or
having to buy a new saddle.
access to expert advice – even if there is not a SMART
Advisor in your area, help is always on hand! SMART Saddles HQ offer remote fitting services to all of
our clients, ensuring that you get a comprehensive service, wherever you are in the world. Through a
combination of rider feedback, photos, videos and videocall, we can work with you to get the right
fit, both in the first instance and as your horse changes shape.
So, if professional saddle fitting services are not available in your area,
simply get in
touch with SMART Saddles HQ today to find out more about
ordering a saddle with remote advice. In the event that you decide that a SMART saddle does not meet
your needs, our globally available, customer-friendly Sale or Return policy allows for
www.smartsaddles.com: The only official resource for information and advice on the SMART saddle