And she's coming out tomorrow morning to do a fitting on a couple of my horses!
Past few months I searched for a saddle fitter that was local but just couldnt find one or get into contact withone. Meanwhile, I've been trying to learn all I can about saddle fit online but I am definitely a hands on type of learner. I realized my mistake in buying newer cheaper saddles that lack quality when I purchased a Double T show saddle and one of my horses started acting cinchy (never ever done this before the TT) and came to love the older used better quality saddles when I traded UP for an older American Saddlery. (Its goregeous and it fits me- first saddle to not cause me leg pain and the stirrups arent even turned yet )
Fast forward to this weekend I find a tack shop about an hour away that now does fittings as well as guarentees fit for any saddle they sell. So I contacted them and they are quite reasonable per fitting, and when I talked to them they sounded very professional and yet personable. They plan on giving me a lesson about saddle fit which I hope to absorb like a sponge.
I will have them fit my friesian cross Dante and my paint/QH Drake. Drake is my primary riding horse and my go to trail horse so I want him to have a saddle that fits and wont cause him pain, god knows he's worn an ill fitting saddle for the longest time... And Dante being half friesian, a 1/4 clyde, and a 1/4 appy, he has withers but pretty flat back so I want to know exactly what kind of bars he needs... maybe arab with a wide gullet but I'll find out tomorrow. And I will see if the new american saddle I traded for is a good fit for anybody- *fingers crossed* that it is because I love it.
Anyway just super excited for tomorrow!!!