Amayzing Saddlery

The best saddle fitting service in Scotland. A comfy saddle creates a happy horse which in turn creates a happy rider! Book your saddle fitting with Laura today...

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Welcome to Amayzing Saddlery. Voted the best saddle fitters in Scotland, we provide saddle fitting, bridle fitting and making services, Fairfax bridles, bit fitting, horse rug washing and repairs services and so much more!

Amayzing Saddlery was started by Laura in 2006 when she returned from her saddlery training at Walsall – the cradle of saddle making- at the UK College of Technology. The business is named after her first horse – Mayzie who was rather special in many ways!

Initially based in a shed in a livery yard, she soon built up the business and moved to a small unit in Johnstone, then to a shop premises and five years ago moved to our present address in a much larger unit in Linwood. We are on the move again at the end of March 2022 and will notify everyone of our new address as soon as we have it confirmed.

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What Does A Saddle Fitting Involve

A first visit can take upwards of 2-3 hours. In this time the horse’s conformation, gait, and muscle condition are assessed. A template is taken from 4 lines (front, middle and thoracic 18 where the saddle will sit and a spinal profile) to show the horse’s wither outline. Please note, that a ridden assessment is included to see how your horse is reacting/moving with saddle and their rider on top. This rider and saddle evaluation is completed using a saddle supplied or your own if deemed suitable.

As we are booking clients from a very large area (most of central and southern Scotland, as well as the Isles and further afield) we have to plan appointments carefully to ensure an economical route and timings to suit needs. You may have to wait until we have sufficient requests in your area before we can offer appointments. We do our best to keep waiting times to a minimum but during busy periods there may be a wait time. If you don’t hear from us please send a text again!

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Premium Saddle Fitting

To book a saddle fitting: Please text your request, including your full name and the address and postcode of your yard to 07968 720 998 and a member of staff will be in touch as soon as possible. Please let us know if you have limited availability. We can only accept requests via texts. If you are unable to text please give us a ring.

A saddle fitting can take around 1 and a half hours. Laura will take your horse’s template, check conformation and gait before doing a ridden assessment (please let us know if the normal rider and/ or suitable place to ride will not be available). She may be able to make the necessary adjustments to your current saddle on site (these adjustments are chargeable based on materials and labour). She will bring a selection of new and used saddles these range from £450 – £2000+. A fitting costs from £85 depending on the distance.

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The Importance of Regular Saddle Fitting

HOW OFTEN DOES A SADDLE NEED TO BE CHECKED? A new saddle will need to be checked after 3 months as the flock can settle as horses develop muscle and their movement improves. A saddle check every 6 months is recommended as horses change with both the seasons and age. Also, a check is needed whenever a horse has a change of rider.

IS SADDLE FITTING NECESSARY? Yes. A saddle that is the correct size, tree shape and width will help your horse have the freedom of movement and comfort needed to elevate both the horse’s and your riding experience.

IF I KNOW MY SADDLE SIZE CAN I ORDER ANY BRAND IN THAT SIZE TO FIT? No! Saddles are like clothes. The shape, size and fit changes depending on the make, age and past rider of a saddle.

 

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WHY SHOULD I USE A QUALIFIED SADDLE FITTER? Every SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter has done a minimum of 3 years in the field before being allowed to take the exam. Years of experience make all the difference when assessing the correct solution for both horse and rider. Laura is also a SMS Qualified Saddler meaning she has a deep understanding of saddle construction and how this affects the way a saddle fits.

WILL YOU BE ABLE TO MAKE MY CURRENT SADDLE FIT? Whenever possible a saddle will be adjusted to suit the needs of both horse and rider. This is not always possible and priority is given to finding the best solution to ensure horse comfort and rider security. Tree shape is the most important part of saddle fitting as it is what makes the difference between the saddle fitting or not. Our saddle fitters do extra training in tree shape suitability as it is so fundamental to the job to get it correct for the horse.

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Voted Master Saddler Of The Year

Our Qualifications

Walsall College of Arts and Technology 2004-2006. Saddlery Training Centre, Salisbury

Saddler
• Level 3 Saddle
• Level 3 Bridle
• Level 2 Harness

Saddle Fitter
• Qualified Saddle Fitter registered with the Society of Master Saddlers Since 2010

Bit Fitting
• Bit to Fit course, Holland, June, 2016

Flair Conversion
• Wow and Flair Conversion Course Participant, Canterbury, May 2011

Awards
Saddle fitter of the Month – Equestrian Trade News, July 2018
Bliss Saddle fitter of the Year – 2017
UK Saddle Fitter of the Year Award at the UK Equestrian Business Awards. 22/10/21

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Testimonials

I have been using Laura for years now for both my horses. Not only is she a good laugh, but her saddle fitting skills are second to none. She spends a long time assessing a horse and you as a rider to make sure you are both at optimum comfort. A comfortable fitting saddle is as important as comfy shoes… if not more so! And can rectify many issues with your horse. Laura is an expert in achieving this.
– Jo Arnold

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