A home consultation visit with an Approved Advisor is strongly recommended, wherever possible, to ensure the correct selection of saddle model, size and appropriate accessories for the achievement of optimum performance. When you book a home consultation visit, you will receive:
- Advice on correct SMART saddle model and sizing for you and your horse
- Demonstrations on how to fit and balance the saddle and make adjustments if necessary
- Opportunity to try the saddle with a full range of recommended accessories
- Valuable back up with ongoing advice whenever you need it
Our Network of Approved Advisors covers most of the UK. We also arrange visits to areas without a permanent Approved Advisor, so please get in touch, even if it looks like there isn’t anyone to help out nearby! If you live outwith the UK or in a region that we are unable to cover, we offer remote fitting advice by phone and email.
The SMART saddle system, whilst being a different concept, is easy for even the novice rider or horse owner to understand and utilise without the need for continued specialist help. However, in the same way that you would schedule routine checks from a saddler for a traditional saddle, we recommend that you have regular reviews. Please do not hesitate to contact your Solution Saddles Approved Advisor for advice as they have seen you and your horse, conducted an assessment and fitting and are in the best position to provide you with any ongoing support.
Contact us to arrange a personal home visit at a mutually convenient time.
Technical advisorsare experienced industry professionals who are fully trained in the fitting of the range of SMART saddle models and accessories. In addition to the criteria for Approved Advisors, Technical Advisors travel throughout the UK.
"Focusing on the holistic well-being of horses and their riders, the outstanding results that riders are able to achieve with SMART saddles are truly rewarding."
The horses feel much softer and enjoy the freedom in their shoulders and through their backs, which in turn makes them easier to ride.
"I had to buy TWO saddles in the end, but it is worth it to see not only Peter, but every other horse that Alice and I ride enjoying their work, without constriction and discomfort."
Since using Solution saddles I have been able to help a lot of people with various equine issues. Friends and contacts have often seen and commented on the outstanding differences in my horses and their way of going since our awakening!
"I was riding many different horses and found 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."
"As an Equine Body Worker I have found that horses that are ridden in Solution saddles have much less if any tension that can be caused by restriction of rigid trees."www.suffolkequinemassage.co.uk
A network of trained and experienced representatives with good 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. AAs must attend annual training in order to remain approved to that level.
"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 saddles, so I am very excited about the season ahead with a SMART Pro Jump saddle!!” - Andrew Bennie, Olympian, BE Accredited Coach, BHSI, List 1 BD judge and FEI Eventing 4* and Olympic judge
"I am a licensed instructor of Philippe Karl’s School of Légèreté, which has at its heart the horse’s psychology and biomechanics, encouraging the rider to enable the horse to use his true rhythm and balance. Whilst insisting on no artificial training aids, the importance of a well fitting saddle is stressed; SMART™ saddles perfectly complement my training, as the Rigidfree™ saddle moves with the horse’s back while allowing me comfort and stability. I have no hesitation in recommending these saddles to anyone, once you have ridden in one, I think it would be difficult to go back to anything else."
"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 RigidFree™ 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."
“As an Equine Podiatrist and Equine Bodyworker, I have a great understanding of how the equipment we use to help improve our riding can have an impact on the horse both mentally and physically. Regardless of the level or the experience of the rider, one requirement never changes; in order for the horse to perform correctly, it needs to be comfortable and relaxed. I came about Solution Saddles 5 yrs ago and haven't looked back since, the difference was amazing!”
"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."
Alex Jakob-Whitworth, Technical Advisor