Saddle Fitting

Poppy Webber is available for saddle fittings, adjustments and repairs. She covers most of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. She is able to refit and reflock your current saddle, or bring a selection of new or used saddles to try. 
We also have our own quality range of English leather (made to order) saddles. 
Please note that a saddle fitting takes 60-90 minutes, and requires the saddle to be ridden in. However, in some circumstances this isn't possible (eg unbacked horse) in which case, please mention this when making the appointment. Please ensure you have the full address and postcode of the yard when you call for an appointment, and also have your mobile number to hand. 
Appointments are best made by texting our special text only booking system on 07860 018728 
Or calling the shop on 01406 363961 on Monday-Friday from 9am - 12pm. If you are calling outside this time, please make sure you leave your name, number, and area clearly on the voicemail and you will be called back. Or you can email us, or even message our Facebook page. 
If you require an URGENT appointment, or would rather book online, Poppy is available at set venues on certain days. Please book online HERE. Unfortunately you're not able to book online for a visit to your own yard. 
A lot of people want to know what a saddle fitting appointment consists of. It starts with a chat about you and your horse, and a check over of the horse's conformation/shape etc. Usually the horse is walked and trotted up in hand to check for soundness, and their back is assessed. Then we try on saddles, adjust and tweak if necessary. Then the rider tacks up and rides, and the fit is assessed with the rider on board. This is a very important part of the fitting process, as saddles sit very differently with a rider on board. More tweaks and adjustment may be needed at this point. 
It is very important to have your saddle checked regularly. The Society of Master Saddlers recommend you have your saddle checked every 6 months. An ill fitting saddle can lead to a variety of issues for your horse. 
Have a read of this newspaper article for more information: 

Prices:
Saddle fitting (per horse) - £50 (second saddle on same horse is £25) 
Equine back check/treatment or massage at same time as fitting (same horse) £25 
Unlike other saddle fitters, Poppy doesn't charge extra for adjustments or flocking done as a part of the fitting. Any reflocking and adjustment done at the time of fitting is included in the price
WHY NOT ORGANISE A YARD VISIT? If you get 5 people on the same yard together, you can go free, or £10 off everyone's charge. 
Travel: 
Less than 15 miles- no travel charge
15-30 miles - £10 travel charge (can be split between people on same yard)
30 - 50 miles - £20 travel charge (can be split between people on same yard)
 
Repairs done in workshop:
Widening/narrowing a saddle to template: £20
Changing short girth strap: £10
Changing long girth strap: £15
Full reflock (all flocking removed and replaced): £80-£120
Reflocking and other repairs are charged at £20 per hour. 
Bridlework is also undertaken.