Off the scale wide…

What do you do when your fitting arrives and is measuring off the scale wide?

Our fitter Sarah recently come up against this when she met Dakota and owner Jazz. They arrived wanting their current saddle looking at fully expecting to need a new saddle.

Here’s what greeted Sarah when she saw Dakota in the stable…

 

Dakota is a Welsh Secion D ride & drive pony and as you can see she is a gorgeous girl and super agile despite her tank like physique.

Due to her history in driving and draught work she had and overly developed topline around her wither and shoulder area. This was causing her existing saddle to pinch on the points and sit up therefore causing pressure points in this area and around the last rib where the saddle was bridging from narrowness.

After the initial consultation and trying a few XW saddles, immediately it was evident these were far to narrow, Sarah pulled out the big guns! She went to the EASY-CHANGE WIDE gullet bars, measuring these against Dakota and the affected area and worked her way up starting at XXW finally landing on XXXW. This is the biggest size they go to and by some miracle it was showing signs of working!

The EASY-CHANGE WIDE gullets are compatible with WIDE or COB modles in the Bates, Wintec and new to the market Arena Saddles.

As Jazz wanted a leather saddle that ruled out Wintec, but luckily for her we had in stock an Arena Cob GP saddle. After a quick gullet swap by Sarah off they went to test ride the saddle.

This saddle seemed to tick all the boxes:

  • Wide enough to accomodate
  • Adjustable should she change shape again
  • Traditional leather saddle
  • Great for all activities
  • Nice and supportive for jumping

They gave it a really good test event having jump over a few fences and it was evident this saddle just worked for Dakota and the deal was done.

We wish Jazz and Dakota all the best for the future and we will see them in a few months for a routing check up 🙂 x

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Part Exchange
Great option...

If you can’t buy a saddle before selling your current one

The Process
Outright Purchase
Quick and hassle free!

We buy direct, no need to wait for us to sell your saddle.

The Process
Commission
Highest Financial Return!

You receive payment once your saddle has been sold.

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