Schedule a Fitting

NEW!! I now have an electronic pressure sensor pad. This is a fabulous tool to add for some saddle fitting sessions. It gives wonderful detail while the horse moves and shows both horse and rider asymmetries. The system is wireless with a transmitter attached to the saddle with a water bottle holder and then has a range around the receiving notebook laptop. But we can also put the notebook in a small backpack and send you off to hit some trail and uneven terrain.

Here are a couple example snapshots.

Rider checking if her saddle fits a new horse. Weight
is balanced forward, small bulge behind shoulder on a 
horse with a very flat, smooth back. We used the images
to give advice on shimming with a pocket pad until a 
better fitting saddle is available.
225 pound rider on treeless saddle on horse-shaped
saddle stand. The spots to the side are the edges of the 
stand. Rather impressive average pressure = 1.59 psi. 
On to real testing on a horse although I still wouldn't
advise this heavy a rider to go treeless!

I am available for private or group saddle fitting sessions in Central Oregon. Each session involves checking the fit to your horse with as many saddles as you can get your hands on. I teach you how to determine the fit is in the right range, an understanding of your horses conformation strengths and weaknesses (and what you can do to help.) These sessions often take well over an hour, I don't work to a clock and I will talk as much as necessary to help you and your horse.

Private session: $50/horse (plus $1.50/mile one way travel)
     Add Port Lewis Impression Pad - $20/use
     Add Tactilus Pressure Pad - $50/horse

Group session: $40/horse (minimum 4 horses, maximum 8 or 10 depending if Stace is available to help), PLIP ($20) and Tactilus ($40) additional. Mileage added on a case by case basis.

Email Marlene or call 541-588-0155 to discuss scheduling.

Last Updated: 4/24/2017