Poppy Webber is a fully qualified Society Of Master Saddlers Saddle Fitter, and 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.
She recommends you check your saddle every six months at least - this guidance comes from The Society Of Master Saddlers. It is very important to have your saddle checked as a preventative measure, as you would have a farrier or a dentist. Don't wait until your saddle doesn't fit, or causes problems.
In some cases - eg a young horse, or one recovering from injury - you may even find you need it checking and adjusting more regularly. It is essential for your horse's back and health to have a well fitting saddle.
Have a read of this newspaper article for more information.
Please read this ESSENTIAL guide before your saddle fitting. It tells you everything you need to know, and what your saddle fitter will expect from you.
TRAVEL COSTS ARE BELOW AND CAN BE SPLIT BETWEEN PEOPLE ON SAME YARD.
Saddle fitting (per horse) - £60 (second saddle on same horse is £30)
Equine back check/treatment or massage at same time as fitting (same horse) £30
Adjustments undertaken during saddle fitting.
Changing of gullet bar £5 (plus £20 for the bar if we need to supply the bar) - Please note, we tend to have stock of Thorowgood/Kent & Masters/Fairfax bars, but cannot guarantee stock of other brands. If you have another brand, please say on booking as you may need to supply your own bar.
Narrowing or widening (on machine) of adjustable saddle £20
Flocking - small amounts of flocking are included in the saddle fitting, however, if there is significant amount of work needing doing to the flocking, this may be chargeable from £5-10.
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.
Repairs done in workshop:
Widening/narrowing a saddle to template: £30
Changing short girth strap: £20
Changing long girth strap: £25
Full reflock (all flocking removed and replaced): £80-£120
Changing FLAIR saddle to flocking: £100-150 depending on whether the panels need lining
Reflocking and other repairs are charged at £20 per half hour. Minimum charge of half an hour.
Bridlework is also undertaken.
To follow Poppy on social media, pop along and give her a 'like' on Facebook or follow her on Instagram. She updates regularly, with saddle fitting advice, and top tips. And welcomes questions/ideas for her magazine column.