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Shop Manager Annual Leave - 31 May to 9 June inclusive

Please note that our Shop Manager, Debbie, will be on annual leave on the above dates. Orders can be accepted as usual, but only urgent orders and saddles due in will be despatched between those dates. Remaining orders will be despatched on her return. Many thanks for your understanding.

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HM Pad-dle - perfect for children and their ponies

6 yr old Freddie and Shetland "Biggles", in the Pad-dle. His mum is thrilled with the change in Freddie's position, as his former pony pad put Freddie in a chair seat. It is so important that small children too are started off in a saddle that allows them to sit correctly and it seems we have cracked it! We now offer it with a flocked panel as well as the Velcro EVA panels.

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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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Moffett's Musings: Why the Classical Seat?

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Moffett's Musings: Why the Classical Seat?

One of my EE teachers was asked by a fellow livery at the yard where she keeps her horses ‘Why ride in this Classical seat? It's not proper riding, you can’t ride like that out hacking or generally’. Oh the misunderstanding, the ignorance that still abounds in the horse world! My staff, pupils and I, never ride in any other way. Yes, we will put the stirrups up a hole for hacking and probably two if going for a canter, but the position doesn’t alter from the ear/shoulder/hip/heel line. Little do these people realise that it’s actually a very secure...

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