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Our Saddle Story

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Our Saddle Story

Vogue SoftTree Saddles The Vogue SoftTree is our flagship range, and is a revolutionary design unlike any other saddle on the market. The manufacturing process is unique in saddle-making, developed by myself and Nurseys of Bungay in Suffolk, England. Vogue saddles are still made for us in England by Nurseys, using the finest Italian leather. FlexEE Saddles Rishabh Sharma contacted me through the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA), 12 years ago, then aged 19, and looking for a job in the UK in equestrian wholesale and marketing, in which he had trained, as well as in saddlery manufacturing. I hadn't...

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Everything you need to know about taking a wither template

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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  

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The importance of correct saddle fitting

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The importance of correct saddle fitting

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!...

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HM Saddle Fitting June 2015

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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...

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HM Saddle Fitting Training

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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...

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