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Everything you need to know about taking a wither template February 05 2017, 0 Comments

Catherine Morris (MSFC dip) gives in-depth instruction on taking wither and back templates with a flexi curve, so that you have a precise picture of the horse's back conformation. This guide shows you how to do this accurately, which will help in the choice of the right saddle for you and your horse.

 Our step-by-step pictorial guide also shows how to take a wither template - http://www.hmsaddles.com/pages/taking-a-template

 


Fun and funky limited edition HM Seatbone Savers April 12 2016, 0 Comments

Introducing the new limited edition range of HM Seatbone Savers in fun colours for children and young-at-heart adults! Colours include "Turkish Delight" pictured, "Barby Pink" and "Ultra Violet".


The importance of correct saddle fitting March 06 2016, 0 Comments

Balancing a saddle is a very important part of fitting:

"After i posted the other day that my VSD felt like it was tipping me forward and i was utterly despondant - I tried my friends wonderful Dressage FlexEE and was shocked it felt so different. So today armed with my Le Meiux Shim pad I shimmed the hell out of the front ( put in a thick shim at the front), the result I AM SURE ITS NOT THE SAME DAM SADDLE!! seriously. Just tipping the front up a few cm's changed my position and how safe i felt! I'm sorry Heather I had my doubts but one small change and suddenly my HM stirrups feel like the safest thing that have graced my feet and the saddle feels like its supporting my position! I shall not doubt again!!! Can't wait till Viv can fit it properly!"

Correct fitting of the HM FlexEE saddle

Make sure when ordering a FlexEE or Vogue saddle, that you get free advice from your local approved HM Saddle fitter or through info@hmsaddles.co.uk


Enlightened Equitation: Riding in True Harmony with Your Horse - Kindle/iBooks edition December 22 2015, 0 Comments

Heather Moffett's best-selling book "Enlightened Equitation: Riding in True Harmony with Your Horse" is now available for Kindle and iBooks!

In four parts and currently on sale from only £1.99 per part, the perfect treat for yourself or a friend.

Enlightened Equitation - Part 1 covers an Introduction to Enlightened Equitation and Chapters 1-3 (Enlightened Approach, Position and Balance, Interaction with the Horse's Movement).

Enlightened Equitation - Part 2 consists of Chapters 4-7 (Learning Feel, The Aids - An Explanation, The Application of the Aids, and Understanding Schooling Terms). 

Enlightened Equitation - Part 3 encompasses Chapters 8-10 (Turns and Circles, Transitions and Half Halts, and Rhythm and Expression)

Enlightened Equitation - Part 4 contains Chapter 11 (Lateral Work), a completely new chapter not included in the first edition of Enlightened Equitation.  

Here are some reviews of Heather's book, we'd love to hear yours!

 

 

 


HM Saddle Fitting June 2015 June 29 2015, 0 Comments

Another successful HM Saddle Fitters' course, lots of information imparted and happy newly-qualified fitters - see the feedback on our Enlightened Equitation Facebook group

Hannah Stansfield shared the changes in her horse Paddy's back shape, saddle fitted by approved HM Saddle Fitter Viv Moss:

"Changes in Paddy's back shape. Black ink is from April, blue from today. This is from two months of riding twice a week in a Heather Moffett FlexEE and it's essentially allowed Paddy to build correct and even muscles across his back. He still likes to chuck his right hip up to send the saddle skewy though - a tad more chiropracting required there to straighten his pelvis up."


HM Saddle Fitting Training March 06 2015, 0 Comments

Class of February 2015. From left to right: Rishabh Sharma, saddle maker; Lisa Updike from the USA (California so a *little* chillly); Gina Lunn, based in Kent; Emma Vinten, based in Cornwall; Viv Moss of Mossfit, based in Lincolnshire; Sue Harwood of Touchpoint Equine, based in North Wales; Dino, eventer on bedrest; Catherine Morris, EESFT trainer, based in Northamptonshire; Chris Ando, based in Nottinghamshire; Sam Lander, owner of the Rehabilitation yard, Oaktree Stables in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire.

Interested in a new career or are you an already qualified saddle fitter, looking to add to your skillset and range of saddles? Why not look into becoming a registered HM Saddle Fitter - contact us via facebook.com/EESaddleFit


Heather Moffett saddle videos February 25 2015, 0 Comments

Heather describes her saddles in detail to Racers to Riders TV:

The HM FlexEE saddle

The HM Vogue saddle


Welcome to HM Saddles October 01 2014, 0 Comments

We are delighted to launch our new online shop. Customers may now order HM Saddles online - the flagship HM Vogue SoftTree Saddle range and the FlexEE Synthetic Saddle range, in addition to our full collection of products that complement HM Saddles.

For a limited time only, we are pleased to offer all customers one FREE COPY of the best-selling book "Enlightened Equitation: Riding in True Harmony with your Horse" by Heather Moffett, in hardback.*

Please follow our blog for more exciting news and articles in the future!

* Normal post and packaging costs applicable.