Helping people Understand saddle fit
not just selling saddles!
Anybody who owns horses knows…
...Your saddle can make or break the performance of you and your
horse. And, finding the right saddle
is not as simple as many salespeople would like you to think.
Every horse is different. With so many choices, it is hard to
know what saddle is best.
There are very few true saddle fit experts in
the equine industry today. And unfortunately, anyone who represents
or makes a line(s) of saddles, has the conflicting priority of
making money by selling only those saddles versus fitting the
needs of horse and rider.
Others who should know about fit – trainers, breeders,
even show ring champions – are often just repeating what
they were told when they learned to ride. But they don't
really understand why. If an "expert"
can’t EXPLAIN and SHOW YOU where and why
a saddle fits, then they don’t really know if it fits.
More often, people understand one
or two points of fit, but may miss the rest of a 10-part
face it; most people are doing their best with what they know
because there are very few places to be educated outside of trial
Fit! is different. How?
1) We are unaffiliated with any saddle maker;
2) Our goal is to educate our clients, and help
them find a saddle that works for them.
Owners Susan and David Hartje have dedicated their
livelihood to identifying the essential Elements
of Saddle Fit and to sharing that information
with you – the owner:
spent years wrestling with the same problems that every horse
owner has sooner or later... figuring out what constitutes
good saddle fit, and what works for the horse and rider.
"While apprenticed with my horse trainer, I found that most
behavior and performance problems are greatly influenced by improperly
fit saddles and other equipment. From that time on, I have been
on a quest to resolve this unnecessary situation.
Every owner I can help means one more horse that can have a less
stressful life and more successful partnership."
worked with industry experts, and studied equine bio-mechanics
and history to re-discover the equine knowledge that everyone
had before cars; when everyone depended on their horses for their
It isn't simple, but it isn't rocket science either. We
believe that with a little guidance and practice everyone can
– and should – learn the basics of the 'scientific-art'
of saddle fit. That's why we founded Saddles
That Fit! offers
Individual & Clinic Saddle Fit Education
and Fit Consultations. We
come to you with the best Western, English & Endurance saddles
we have found & help you learn to evaluate all parts of the
saddle fit equation: