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Customer Testimonials

The SMART™ Native VSD: A saddle to put a smile on both you and your pony’s face.

Morag Russell

The SMART™ Native VSD: A saddle to put a smile on both you and your pony’s face.

When considering a SMART™saddle, the thing that resonated with me was SMART™ Saddles’ Comfort / Performance / Welfare statements

After working through his issues, my horse still refused to accept a saddle - until the SMART NATIVE GP…

Jackie Bennett

After working through his issues, my horse still refused to accept a saddle - until the SMART NATIVE GP…

We still have a very long way to go but, with the versatile SMART Native GP saddle, we are defiantly heading in the right direction - having completed our first 10k and entered a TREC pairs competition, something I thought we would never achieve.

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, the difference has been astounding... I can't wait to rebuild our fitness and get back out for some longer rides now that we have a saddle that can keep up!

I can honestly say that without our SMART Saddle we probably wouldn't be where we are today

Steff and Huckleberry Pie

I can honestly say that without our SMART Saddle we probably wouldn't be where we are today

I will never use anything other than a SMART Saddle now, and I truly believe it has made Pie and I become the competitive partnership that we are, helping to inspire people across the globe today.

Young rider and her pony find comfort and confidence with the SMART PRO Pony GP saddle

Kate Packer

Young rider and her pony find comfort and confidence with the SMART PRO Pony GP saddle

We tried the saddle for a couple of weeks on rental and Holly seemed very comfortable. They have both built their confidence back up very quickly and are now flying again - we can’t wait for the Pony Club season to start!

The lightweight SMART Elite Jump saddle offers a secure fit for a high-withered Warmblood.

Amy

The lightweight SMART Elite Jump saddle offers a secure fit for a high-withered Warmblood.

I am so glad that I found SMART™ Saddles - I just wish I had discovered them sooner! The SMART™ saddle fitting experience was so easy and stress free, and the SMART Elite Jump saddle is a perfect fit for him.

Shoulder freedom for a big moving Warmblood thanks to the SMART Elite Dressage saddle

Becky Hutchinson

Shoulder freedom for a big moving Warmblood thanks to the SMART Elite Dressage saddle

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

Jack became more relaxed and the biting and bucking stopped and six months on and I can honestly say that he is the most relaxed happy pony and my daughter and I are enjoying every minute with him.

After years of issues, I now see a future again thanks to the SMART Native Dressage saddle

Lesley Jennings

After years of issues, I now see a future again thanks to the SMART Native Dressage saddle

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart, 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 finally 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 that these saddles exist.

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

After being told by a few saddlers that I would not get a saddle to fit Rona, my Welsh Cob x ID tabletop mare, I had all but given up trying to buy a saddle

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 was stunning

Kim Petley

The difference in how my horses went in a SMART Saddle was stunning

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.