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How to change the gullet in a Thorowgood saddle the step by step guide.

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SADDLE FITTING There are many thousands of words on the internet about saddle fitting, but the Society prides itself on the training and methodology taught to its members. Your guarantee of a satisfactory service is the Society’s much sought after qualification as a Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter. These pages explain the importance of balance and fit for both you and your horse. A small cost for regular check-ups on your saddle is the route to savings worth hundreds of pounds in corrective treatments if you get it wrong. Using a Society of Master Saddlers' Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter assures knowledgeable...

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Who should I get to fit my saddle?Your saddle, new or second-hand, should be fitted by a MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY OF MASTER SADDLERS. Their first consideration will always be the horse. This may mean that you need to adjust any preconceived ideas you may have about your own preferences in relation to make and design.  Should I use a pad or numnah?There are some circumstances where it is necessary to use pads, risers, or numnahs. If you must use a numnah or gel pad the saddle fitter must be informed at the time of the original enquiry - and always before...

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PROVIDE THE RIGHT FACILITIES FOR THE BEST SERVICE Information sourced from the Society of Master Saddlers You may be surprised to know that quite a large proportion of horse owners, including some who ride at a very high level, have little understanding of the facilities the saddle fitter will need on the day of the fitting. It isn't unknown for the saddle fitter to arrive at the client's premises to discover the 'facilities' consist entirely of an extremely muddy field… a paddock that is totally dried out and rutted… or a wonderful arena that is already occupied because the client omitted...

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