SPECIALIZED & TW VIRTUAL FITTINGS
One of the best features of the Specialized & TW Saddles is that they can easily be adjusted to continue to fit as your horse changes or if you change horses. If you are too far away for us to meet in person and would like help fitting your Specialized or TW Saddle register below and a measurement kit with instructions will be in the mail to you within a couple of days.
These are the 3 places that we need to measure to determine which size cushions and shims your saddle needs to fit your horse. The measuring instructions I send in the mail will give you more details about measuring as well as a flexible ruler and 11" x 17" paper for your tracings. Your tracings will be life size and therefore must come in the snail mail so that I can measure them like I do in person.
To speed up the process, you can purchase a flexible ruler and I will email the forms and directions. The tracings will be life size and still need to be returned via snail mail, however a first class letter (tracings wtihout a ruler) will be a lot quicker then waiting for the package both ways.
After I receive your measurements we will set up a time to get together and adjust your saddle via Favetime, phone or Zoom. The actual fitting should take approximately 1 hour including a 10 minute ride to check the impression. You will need to be working in an area that has good cell phone service.
A good impression shows that the saddle stayed in the middle during the ride, didn't slide back or forward, left or right. The hair should all be smooth and the lines on top and bottom should match.
To ensure the best possible results for your fitting:
- Have a helper available to hold the horse or the phone
- Make sure you are working in a place with good cell phone service
- Plan only the fitting for the horse that day, farriers, vets & lessons should be a different day
- Allow enough time to ride a couple times if needed.