Saddles/Saddle Fitting

Saddle Fitting at Dragonfly Saddlery
Saddles For Sale

Saddle Fitting at Dragonfly Saddlery

Based in Devon we offer our saddle fitting throughout the South West of England including such areas as Exeter, Tiverton, Barnstaple, Taunton and Honiton. Having moved from West Sussex we also loyally service clients in East and West Sussex.
We (Richard & Sue) have been saddle fitting since 1982 & are pleased to offer a complete service to fit your horse or pony whether you need a first saddle for small pony or a saddle to allow your competition horse to work to his maximum potential. As members of the Society of Master Saddlers, you can be confident of good unbiased advice to help you find the right saddle for you.



 

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Saddles For Sale

Don't forget to check out our Secondhand selection also.

Pessoa - Designed with some of the top names in competitive riding these saddles have perfect balance & style & will assist every rider to achieve their maximum potential.

They also do an excellent range of accessories to match

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Thorowgood - The leading synthetic saddle manufacturer in the UK today. Thorowgood offer an unrivalled selection of competitively priced saddles to suit all horses & ponies. Their Pony Club Approved range has been extremely popular. They also offer a superb range of accessories

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GFS – GFS are probably the most comprehensive saddle range available today. Whether you are looking for a value for money pony saddle or a good quality general purpose saddle for a horse, Fieldhouse will almost certainly have a saddle to suit you, they also a superb range of accessories & bridlework to match their saddles

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IDEAL SADDLES – Creating the IDEAL saddle takes time and each one progresses through several stages of manufacture. Every detail of your order is assessed by a qualified fitter, before a craftsman is selected. The finest materials are used, from handmade saddle-trees made here in Walsall, to the highest quality leathers.

Ideal are members of the Society of Master Saddlers, and their saddles are guaranteed. Each one will provide a lifetime of high performance.

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LOVATT & RICKETTS – L&R Saddle company have been making hand-crafted, high-quality saddles for over 30 years in Walsall, England.

Their craftsmen adhere to the highest standards, using traditional methods and only the finest quality materials available and have experience creating saddles for a wide range of equestrian activities.

Each saddle they make comes to you with a 3 year written guarantee. A Lovatt & Ricketts® saddle is designed to give the proud owner many years of pleasurable riding.

Their craftsmen are members of the Society of Master Saddlers

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BLACK COUNTRY SADDLES – With more than 60 years of combined experience as Master Saddlers, Rob Cullen and John Hartley have made the name of Black Country Saddles, synonymous with innovation and quality throughout the equestrian world.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of saddle manufacture allow them to produce a range that can be fitted to all types of horses. Their saddlemakers work closely with our saddle fitter to ensure the best possible combination of fit for both horse and rider.

They are committed to providing you with the best possible product available & have declined the mass production demands and instead continued to use traditional methods and source quality British materials, from the initial stages of the Wood laminated Spring Trees to 100% wool flocking, English leathers and qualified craftsmanship.

Saddle size guide
Finding the perfect saddle for your horse or pony is easy once you know his shape. We supply saddles from many manufacturers . This Thorowgood saddle guide is perfect for Thorowgood saddles and is a very handy guide to help you choose saddles from other manufacturers. Contact us with any queries.

A quick guide to choosing the right saddle is to refer to these pictures below.

A more accurate method is to download and print out the size guide and then measure your horse by following the step by step instructions. Please note the download may take around four minutes to download.

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Big and Broad
Very wide and flat-backed, eg cob-types, Arabs, bigger native breeds and young horses with undefined withers.

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Fine and slender
Very narrow and high-withered, eg Thoroughbred-types, ex-racehorses and older horses developing a prominent spine

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In between
Neither big and broad nor fine and slender - more Mr Average in build, eg middleweight hunter-types and some warmbloods.

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Pony Club
Any type of horse or pony used for Pony Club activities, ranging from the 11hh roly-poly type to the Pony Club event horse.

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For Younger Riders
An affordable range of saddles for tiny Shetlands or miniatures right up to small horses ridden by teenagers or petite adults.

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