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Nationwide Saddle Fitting Service with EquiScan Topographer Pro

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Nationwide Saddle Fitting Service with EquiScan Topographer Pro

  Nationwide Saddle Fitting Service with EquiScan Topographer Pro Are you concerned about the fit of your horses saddle? Are you riding a young horse who's shape may have changed due to work? Horse can change shape dramatically within a few months due to exercise, age and condition. It is worthwhile getting your saddle checked from time to time. With the EquiScan Topographer Pro measurements are taken of the horses back recorded and are used to check the fit of the horses saddle. Measurements can also be reproduced and recreated to help monitor changes in the horses back and fit...

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What is a Master Saddler?

Posted by Georgina Spain on

What is a Master Saddler?

To become a Master Saddler, which is the highest level possible. You must first become a Qualified Saddler, which takes 6 years and requires candidates to pass 3 levels of exams. Once you become a Qualified Saddler with 7 years of experience under your belt you are eligible to be invited to become a Master Saddler. Candidates must pass another inspection of their work and a written paper. Alan became a Master Saddler earlier this year, he is the only Master Saddler in the country.     

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What is the EquiScan Topographer Pro and how does it work?

Posted by Alan Ward on

What is the EquiScan Topographer Pro and how does it work?  The EquiScan Topographer Pro is a tool that captures the three dimensional profile of a horses back. This can then be placed on the underside of the horses saddle to definitively assess the fit of the saddle.  This is the only measuring system, which allows the saddle fitter to demonstrate, on location, the suitability or otherwise of a saddle to a horse. Measurements are recorded and archived for future reference. For the first time it is possible to monitor the horses back as it changes due to work done,...

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Rug Washing and Care

Posted by Alan Ward on

Horse rug care tips Never Dry Clean a Horse Rug: it’s not appropriate and it will damage the horse rug, so avoid dry cleaning at all costs! Store Your Horse Rug Properly: a horse rug should be stored hanging to allow it to air dry easily. Once dry, a folded horse rug should be stored in a well-ventilated area.   Tips on how to prolong the life of your horses rugs   Do not: wash them in standard detergents; doing this will destroy the waterproof qualities of the rug. The detergent will remove any waterproofing product that the rug may...

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Ten Tips for Hoof Care

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1. Pick out your horse's feet. This may sound pretty basic, but it's the single most important thing you can do for his hooves--and I encounter a surprising number of owners who think picking out the feet is the farrier's job. Your horse gets a head start on healthy hooves, and (as I'll explain) you get a chance to take early action on many common hoof problems, if you pick out his feet... before each ride, to remove any stones or small objects lodged in his feet before you add your weight to the situation, and to check on the...

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