Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I've seen the saddle fitters who come out, look at the horses back and then go away and fiddle, but I honestly think that is pretty useless.
The whole idea of a saddle fitter is that he changes the stuffing of the saddle to fit the horse perfectly, not only that, but also ensures that the saddle fits when ridden. The saddle fitter I used to use (before I got a Cair saddle) used to fit the saddle exactly to the horses back, then get me to ride, and then fiddle with it some more.
I'd look for a reputable saddle fitter that does the fitting on the spot, seeing you ride and then offers a free consult if the saddle does not fit.