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Customer Testimonials

SMART Ambassador Polly Vogel

SMART Ambassador Polly Vogel

“Welfare and scientific research are extremely high priorities for me, and it is reassuring to know that so much care has gone into the development of the saddle range, both for horse and rider safety, and comfort. I can see such a physical difference in Lady and an improved freedom of movement especially in the shoulders since using the SMART Elite Dressage saddle.”

SMART Ambassador Justine Ward

SMART Ambassador Justine Ward

“I enjoy being out competing, the SMART Native Dressage saddle has changed my boys’ way of going and I can see it in my scores. So many people around us have commented how much happier Tino is, how free he is in front and how much my position has improved. I feel more secure and can feel how much more Tino stretches out. He’s stopped dropping below the vertical in front and doesn’t buck his way into canter... AND the saddle doesn’t tip to one side. It moulds to him and doesn’t move.”

SMART Ambassador Natalie Brougham

SMART Ambassador Natalie Brougham

“In all the years I have owned and trained cobs, I have finally found a saddle which suits them, that is secure, comfortable and affordable. The SMART saddle gives me peace of mind that there's no pinching as my young cobs develop and grow. With having a cob with PSSM1, my priority is Shelby being comfortable whilst under saddle. I feel totally safe and secure in my SMART Elite Dressage saddle. Hand on my heart, SMART saddles are the only saddle I will use for my boys!”

 SMART Ambassador Megan Ellingworth

SMART Ambassador Megan Ellingworth

“I love how versatile SMART Saddles are, and how one saddle can fit my ever-changing Thoroughbreds, my 16.3hh Irish Sport Horse, or any ponies I ride at work. They’re super comfy and I love how they look on my horses as well. My horses Physiotherapist and Osteopath are always super-happy with my horses' backs.”

SMART Ambassador Polly Nicholson

SMART Ambassador Polly Nicholson

Event rider, Polly Nicholson and her sensitive Irish Draught, Noah. Having used SMART saddles with her ponies, Polly is now looking forward to her first season eventing Noah in their SMART saddle. Read more about how they came to SMART Saddles ...

SMART Ambassador Rebekah Adshead

SMART Ambassador Rebekah Adshead

“I have now been using SMART saddles for 7 years, and they have proved invaluable. They have both been used on a massive range of ponies and horses, from small round cobs to big thoroughbreds, and from backing to advanced work. I can also say I have never had horses with happier backs. In 7 years, I have never had a saddle related back problem, even when working at the top of their game or putting in a lot of hours. To me, this is outstanding”

“You have no idea how thrilled I am with the results!”

“You have no idea how thrilled I am with the results!”

I had struggled for years with my traditional treed saddle and muscle wastage on my Lusitano Mare, Chuva. Regular checks and adjustments were done but nothing seemed to help, and she often used to have tightness over her back.

The SMART VSD saddle allowed Arthur to develop his musculature whilst accommodating both horse and rider
    conformation.

The SMART VSD saddle allowed Arthur to develop his musculature whilst accommodating both horse and rider conformation.

“As soon as we tried the SMART VSD saddle, Arthur started to move freely as I knew he should have done before. It is the first ever saddle he'd not been afraid to round his back up into - for the first time in years I was riding in the way I was trained but without having to strive for it every stride.”

"There has been a massive improvement in his way of going"

I can’t believe how much he’s changed in this saddle. His ears are now pricked when working, he feels so much freer in front and relaxed over his back.

We’re loving the SMART Elite Dressage saddle!

We’re loving the SMART Elite Dressage saddle!

On trying the SMART Elite Dressage saddle, I instantly felt a difference in Lady; she was more free in her movement and felt more forwards. I decided to try the saddle for a week so we could use it at British Dressage training.

A Saddle for Smiles: Introducing the SMART™ Native VSD

Morag Russell

A Saddle for Smiles: Introducing the SMART™ Native VSD

Experience the perfect blend of comfort, performance, and welfare with SMART™ Saddles' innovative designs.

Overcoming Saddle Resistance with SMART NATIVE GP

Jackie Bennett

Overcoming Saddle Resistance with SMART NATIVE GP

I spoke to a very experienced saddle fitter who advised me he would be better with a flexible saddle. I decided to try a SMART NATIVE GP

The SMART Saddle lets us do what we love!

Claire Paton

The SMART Saddle lets us do what we love!

Since getting our SMART Elite GP saddle, Breah has so much freedom through her shoulder and is determinedly marching out across all terrains, uphill...

The Perfect Match: Pie & I's Journey with SMART Saddle

Steff and Huckleberry Pie

The Perfect Match: Pie & I's Journey with SMART Saddle

Unleash the potential of the SMART Saddle, propelling Pie and I to become a formidable competitive duo, inspiring people worldwide.

Comfort and confidence with the SMART PRO Pony GP saddle

Kate Packer

Comfort and confidence with the SMART PRO Pony GP saddle

Discover the ultimate comfort of our saddle rental, as Holly found it to be a perfect fit during her trial period.

The SMART Elite Jump saddle offers a secure fit

Amy

The SMART Elite Jump saddle offers a secure fit

I purchased my, SMART Elite Jump saddle in December 2022 and it’s safe to say that it has been the best decision.

Shoulder freedom for a big moving Warmblood

Becky Hutchinson

Shoulder freedom for a big moving Warmblood

Not only is it comfortable and secure for the rider, but it also gives her the freedom of movement through her shoulders

A game-changing saddle for both rider and New Forest pony

Tracy Scott

A game-changing saddle for both rider and New Forest pony

I am just a happy hacker and Jack was given to me by a good friend. I moved him to a new yard and decided to get a fitted saddle.

Thanks to the SMART Native Dressage saddle

Lesley Jennings

Thanks to the SMART Native Dressage saddle

I honestly thought I was going to have to retire her & now I see a future again – my SMART™ Native Dressage saddle was worth every penny.

The SMART Native Dressage saddle has given us the stability

Claire Chiba

The SMART Native Dressage saddle has given us the stability

Bobby has been ridden in a SMART™ Dressage saddle since April and has really developed through his back and paces since then.

A saddle that fits both pony and adult rider

Jadine Huxtable

A saddle that fits both pony and adult rider

I am grateful to SMART Saddle for putting time into developing these saddles and making them accessible to everyone across all sports

A SMART investment well worth pursuing - Australia

Sue van Eyle

A SMART investment well worth pursuing - Australia

Sue van Eyle, a SMART investment well worth pursuing. With online fitting advice and after only a couple of rides, that Skip was already much happier.

Game-changer following kissing spines treatment

Game-changer following kissing spines treatment

Rodney is a retired racehorse that we bought in August 2020 for my daughter Ruby. He was pretty much unschooled but so willing and sweet natured

SMART Elite Dressage upgrade super-sensitive homebred

Lori Rogers

SMART Elite Dressage upgrade super-sensitive homebred

We made the switch to the SMART Elite Dressage saddle; his whole front end came up and he was next level to ride. Long story short, I was mind blown!

A difference in the backs of horse who wore SMART Saddles

Samantha Hulme

A difference in the backs of horse who wore SMART Saddles

I have been a practicing human and equine therapist for over 23 years. I noticed SMART Saddles many years ago. My opinions on anything equestrian

Right Saddle - Right Horse - Right Time

Thea Roberts

Right Saddle - Right Horse - Right Time

It can be difficult to find the right saddle for the right horse under normal circumstances. Add into the mix rehab for PSD, changing of shape

SMART saddle fitting down under!

Shirley Kennedy

SMART saddle fitting down under!

Shirley Kennedy lives in Perth, Western Australia, and have a 12 year old short and flat-backed, very wide Connemara gelding and have struggled with saddles

The adjustable SMART saddle, for security in the saddle

Kathy Dale

The adjustable SMART saddle, for security in the saddle

I now have a SMART™ PRO VSD saddle and the fit is great both for Ebony and for me, especially with the adjustable knee and thigh blocks

Happy, comfortable and confident with a SMART™ saddle.

Clare Mercer

Happy, comfortable and confident with a SMART™ saddle.

The SMAR saddle is amazing! It fits Hugo perfectly all the time, so putting on or losing the odd pound doesn’t matter and, as he’s changing shape

Continuous progress since switching to a SMART™ saddle

Rebecca Duke

Continuous progress since switching to a SMART™ saddle

I got my first SMART saddle 2 years ago after having numerous issues with fitting a treed saddle to my cob; constant reflocks and needing a new saddle

Improvements all round with the SMART Elite Dressage saddle

Gillian Kettles

Improvements all round with the SMART Elite Dressage saddle

SMART™ Elite Dressage saddle has radically improved my Warmbloods movement through his back. We have now been selected to represent Scotland.

HAPPA: SMART™ saddles have offered us the perfect solution.

HAPPA

HAPPA: SMART™ saddles have offered us the perfect solution.

After struggling for years of finding, fitting and funding saddles for the wide variety of horses and ponies we currently have at HAPPA.

Feel the amazing difference a SMART saddle can make

Natalie Ruane

Feel the amazing difference a SMART saddle can make

This is Asbo, a 14.2hh, hairy chestnut cob. I bought him 2 years ago, a few months after he’d been backed - I’m a novice rider and he was a novice horse.

100% top class service

Judy & Daisy

100% top class service

I just want to say how pleased I am with my new SMART™ PRO VSD saddle for my horse, Daisy Duckling. I am starting endurance on Daisy next season

SMART Elite Dressage saddle offers effective rider balance

Jo Szegota

SMART Elite Dressage saddle offers effective rider balance

As a Ride with Your Mind Biomechanics Coach and Masterson Method bodyworker I appreciate the importance of correct rider balance and comfort for the horse.

The SMART Elite Jump: accommodating a tricky to fit mare

Sue Devereux

The SMART Elite Jump: accommodating a tricky to fit mare

"It is such a relief to ride out with the knowledge that my new SMART™ saddle is not restricting my horse’s movement or causing her any discomfort."

Overseas SMART fitting service a success for US customer

Andrea & Franzi

Overseas SMART fitting service a success for US customer

For years I have struggled with saddle fit for my ever-changing Haflinger. Eventually, our saddle fitter recommended we try a flexible saddle.

SMART VSD Saddle Review

Caitlin Kretzschmar

SMART VSD Saddle Review

Following a trial with a SMART PRO VSD saddle, I was completely in love with it, as were both my horses! I can’t put into words how delighted I am

I'm a total convert to SMART Saddles

Natasha

I'm a total convert to SMART Saddles

I am a serial saddle buyer. For the last ten years I have been constantly buying saddles for my 14hh rescue cob, Bob, to try to get the perfect fit.

SMART Native Dressage proves successful for young Cob

Lesley

SMART Native Dressage proves successful for young Cob

I have a 5-year-old part Dales x Clydesdale Gypsy cob gelding who I have had since a foal. He was backed by myself but he was forever changing shape

The SMART Jump saddle suited both this ever

Sarah Blackmore

The SMART Jump saddle suited both this ever

As an adult rider on a pony it was always going to be tricky to find saddles to suit us both, but to add insult to injury the pony also changed shape

A fantastic start to the season with a double clear

Helen Bell

A fantastic start to the season with a double clear

Robbie has started the 2021 event season using his new SMART Elite jump saddle. He really likes the feel of the close contact and his balance

A second SMART saddle purchase ensured comfort

Margie Haslop

A second SMART saddle purchase ensured comfort

I have ridden in my SMART GP saddle for 6 years and it is as good today as the day I bought it. It has been used on everything from my number one horse

A saddle story from size 2 SMART NATIVE PONY GP

Robbies

A saddle story from size 2 SMART NATIVE PONY GP

A saddle story from size 2 Native GP saddle to the size 5 SMART Elite Jump saddle, Robbie, and each of his horses and ponies

Onward and upward with my beautiful SMART VSD saddle

Caron Gilleeney

Onward and upward with my beautiful SMART VSD saddle

I knew straight away that the SMART VSD saddle was going to be ours. It was available on a 2-week trial which is a great idea and a perfect chance

Remote SMART consultation helps happy customer

Debbie Burns

Remote SMART consultation helps happy customer

She is beautifully built with large powerful shoulders that can be an issue when trying to find a saddle to fit.

I honestly believe that the SMART Dressage saddle

Emma and Alfie

I honestly believe that the SMART Dressage saddle

I’ve owned my SMART Dressage saddle for almost one year and I cannot believe the difference it has made to myself and my pony.

SMART GP proves the ideal option for young Welsh Section D

Emma Taylor

SMART GP proves the ideal option for young Welsh Section D

I liked the idea of trying a flexible saddle that would allow my youngster to move freely whilst still growing, but also fit me well.

Like a breath of fresh air' for Fell pony and her owner

Janet Milroy

Like a breath of fresh air' for Fell pony and her owner

I was amazed at how secure and comfortable I felt while still being able to actually feel Wanda moving properly for the first time.

The SMART Saddle saved my horse's life

Kerry Warner

The SMART Saddle saved my horse's life

My horse, Billy, has EPSM as well as hock arthritis. At the early part of the year he was regularly tying up, sore and lacked condition.

The Game Changer of the Saddle World

Charlotte Flaws

The Game Changer of the Saddle World

We are both enjoying our work so much; he is so much freer in his movement and doesn’t feel restricted.

The SMART start for young showjumper

Sara Bagshawe

The SMART start for young showjumper

Having bought a just-backed 4 year-old Connemara as a prospective show jumping pony, we were, in need of a new saddle. With lots of growing to do

I can't recommend my SMART GP saddle enough!

Katie

I can't recommend my SMART GP saddle enough!

The flexible nature of the SMART saddle allows his large shoulder to move freely and for me the comfort is great.

The SMART solution for a growing, newly backed youngster

Janine Munt

The SMART solution for a growing, newly backed youngster

Being able to have a 'proper' saddle whilst not having to worry about it not fitting in 6 months time is a real bonus.

The difference in how my horses went in a SMART Saddle

Kim Petley

The difference in how my horses went in a SMART Saddle

I would recommend SMART Saddles unreservedly for all aspects of riding, from happy hackers to high level competition riders.

SMART Saddles prove top choice for riding school horses

Danielle Mckinnon

SMART Saddles prove top choice for riding school horses

Eat, Sleep, Ride CIC would like to say a massive thank you to SMART Saddles for making a product that will last our riding school horses a lifetime.

I highly recommend these saddles - for many reasons

Julie Thompson

I highly recommend these saddles - for many reasons

Louie is a Welsh cross, 15.2hh, 9 yr old gelding and I have owned him for two years. He has been a complete joy in every way.

A flexible SMART saddle can be of benefit to a young horse

Cerys

A flexible SMART saddle can be of benefit to a young horse

I’ve always loved riding in a dressage saddle and when I bought my narrow four year old, I didn’t think it would be worth buying one for him

I LOVE my SMART Eventer saddle

Pip Bell

I LOVE my SMART Eventer saddle

I have had my little mare, Honey, for one year and during that time I have really struggled to find a saddle to fit us both.

I made the decision to give the SMART Dressage saddle a try

Emma Smith

I made the decision to give the SMART Dressage saddle a try

Emma had only positive results since trying a SMART PRO Dressage saddle. Horse - Cassie, 16.1hh, Holsteiner mare. Schooling at Elementary Dressage.