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Our ever-growing network of SMART Saddle Advisors are available for Home Consultation Visits. Whether you would like an initial fitting to test ride a new SMART saddle for you and your horse or to arrange a SMART saddle fitting review, one of our specially trained Approved Advisors will be happy to help.
Following a Home Consultation, your Approved Advisor will be in an informed position to continue to work with you and provide valuable on-going saddle fitting support and advice.
In the same way that you would schedule routine checks from a saddler for a traditional saddle, we strongly recommend that you have regular saddle reviews from a Technical or Approved SMART Saddles Advisor to ensure optimum performance of your SMART saddle, particularly through periods of change in the horses’ work, growth or rehabilitation. Whilst the SMART Saddle System is a different concept to traditional saddle fitting, following guidance, it is easy for even the novice rider or horse owner to learn to understand and utilise with confidence.
To book your test ride:
Please Contact us with details of your horse and type of SMART saddle you would like to test ride and we will put you in contact with your nearest Approved Advisor to arrange a Home Consultation Visit at a mutually convenient time.
If you live in a region that we are unable to cover with an Approved Advisor, we can offer remote fitting advice by phone and email.
Further details on our Test Ride and SMART Saddle Rental service can be found here.
Our longest-serving and most experienced agents. Skilled industry professionals, fully up to date with their training in fitting the full range of SMART saddles and accessories. Many of our Technical Advisors arrange area visits throughout the UK, so please get in touch, even if it looks like there isn’t anyone to help in your area.
Trained and experienced representatives with exceptional standards and equestrian knowledge. Approved Advisors’ have backgrounds in a wide range of disciplines or specialist areas, such as: qualified riding instructors, trainers, riders, saddle fitters and therapists. Once approved, all AA’s must continue to attend annual training in order to remain approved in fitting SMART Saddles to this level.
Jo & Moray Nicholson
SMART Saddles Agents extend to a network of Referral Agents, Professional Riders, Ambassadors, Consultants and Trainers, all of whom have experience and are happy to show and discuss their own SMART saddles. Including but not limited to:
FBHS – Training Consultant
Olympian, BE Accredited Coach, BHSI, List 1 BD judge, FEI Eventing 4* and Olympic judge.
4* Event Horse – with Rider, Simon Grieve
If you would like to find out more about joining the Solution Saddles team, click here.
Daniel Hammond BHSI, International Dressage Trainer
"I have ridden in a SMART™ saddle since 2003. Every horse, without exception, has performed better than in a traditional saddle. I believe that if we wish to ride horses, we have a moral duty to make them as comfortable as possible, not only to achieve the best performance from them but also to promote their general wellbeing. SMART™ saddles make this possible."
Karen Redfearn BHSII
“Riding many different horses (some short term for backing, some longer term for competition), I was finding it difficult and expensive to make sure each horse had a saddle that fitted well. SMART™ saddles proved to be the solution and I haven’t looked back since.”
SMART™ Saddles Ambassador, Penny Lawn BHSI
“I love both my SMART™ PRO saddles. My lovely little Thoroughbred has always tried his hardest at dressage but never found it easy. With the SMART™ PRO, all of a sudden, sideways is as easy as forwards... Fantastic!It is SO comfortable! ...and if I'm comfortable my horse has to be more comfortable!”
“I LOVE my SMART™Jump saddle! I have used it on many different horses over the years & always had fantastic results.”
Andrew Bennie, Olympian, BE Accredited Coach,
BHSI, List 1 BD judge and FEI Eventing 4* and Olympic judge.
“I have ridden in the SMART™ saddles for more than 5 years now. After trying the latest range of SMART™ saddles on all of my horses I was really impressed. One of the event horses felt as though his good jump became even better and our retrained ex-racehorse felt so much more uphill in the SMART Pro dressage saddle. Another of the horses’ paces, particularly canter, felt really good, so I now can't wait to get him eventing again. He has improved so much since I started riding him in the SMART RigidFree dressage saddles, so I am very excited about the season ahead with a SMART Pro Jump saddle!!”
Alex Jakob-Whitworth, MA, MIPTI, EThPK, Equine Massage Therapist and Artist
"Focusing on the holistic well-being of horses and their riders and the outstanding results that riders are able to achieve with SMART™ saddles s truly rewarding."
Tim Downes FBHS
"As a rider, a trainer of horses, and a teacher of riders, SMART™ saddles have made my daily life easier, saved me hours of time trying to find saddles that ”fit” and enabled me to develop the training of many individual horses and riders way beyond their expectations."
"As an ambitious and competitive BE rider, I worked my way through many and varied saddle fittings, which proved to be unsuccessful, before finding the SMART™ saddles for my Event mare. I understand the importance of taking the holistic approach to competition horse health, since having to treat chronic ulcers and complicated musculo-skeletal problems which contributed to foot balance issues as a result of ill-fitting saddles."
Ann Marie Marek, trainer for Intelligent Horsemanship and an accredited Ride with your Mind Coach
“I found Solution Saddles in 2006 when I had three very different sized horses who all needed saddle; Solution Saddles allowed one saddle to fit all three horses. I regularly see behaviour and physical problems with horses which can be tracked back to poor saddle fit. The flexible saddle system has allowed me to demonstrate to owners how much their current saddle is contributing to the poor performance or behaviour of their horse. I really appreciate how much freedom my Solution Saddle gives my horses and when their shape fluctuates through the year it is so easy to accommodate these shape changes with small adjustments to the fitting.”