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. Remember, everyone selling saddles is affiliated with a
specific line(s) of saddles, and therefore has the conflicting
priority of selling saddles versus fitting the needs of horse
Others who should know – 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 a saddle fit "expert”
can’t or won’t EXPLAIN and SHOW YOU what
they consider fit, 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 equation. Let's face it; most people
are doing their best with what they know. And, there are very
few places to go to learn.
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 an insatiable quest to resolve this unnecessary situation.
Every owner I can help means one more horse that can have a less
stressful and more successful partnership and
We’ve 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 livelihood.
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!
That Fit! offers
Individual & Clinic Saddle Fit Education and Consultations
to help you learn to evaluate all parts of the saddle fit equation: