How much does it cost to get a horse saddle fitted?

More extensive re-flocks may need to be done in my shop. Note, to have your saddle fitted and flocked, the average charge will be $175.00 (see price list below).

How much does saddle fitting cost?

How much does re-fitting or flocking cost? This is largely dependent on what needs to be done to the saddle in order to re-fit it. A simple on-site spot flocking (“tweaking”) is $135.

What does a saddle fitter do?

Put simply, a saddler is someone who works at a bench, makes saddlery items and repairs and makes adjustments, while a saddle fitter is someone who works with horses and riders in the field, checking to ensure a good fit, and supplying new saddles where required.

When should you Reflock a saddle?

Answer: These old saddles are often well made and can fit many horses due to their design. Since your horses are not sore, you may be in luck and need to do very little. However, all saddles need to be reflocked (restuffed) on a regular basis, usually about once a year, depending on the amount of riding you do.

How often should you get a saddle fitted?

A new saddle takes time to settle and needs to be re-fitted between 3 – 6 months, depending on the scenario. Existing saddles need to be re-fitted every 6 – 12 months to accommodate changes in work regime, diet and exercise.

How long does it take to fit a saddle?

A fitting appointment can vary in time depending on what is happening at the appointment. Check of your existing saddle = approximately 45-60 minutes with you. Try on new/used saddles = approximately 2-2.5 hours.

Who can fit a saddle?

1. 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.

Why do horse’s need saddles?

A saddle needs to distribute the weight of the rider correctly over the horse’s back so that the rider’s center of gravity becomes one with the horse’s center of gravity. The horse will change in conformation over the course of his life due to many influences, least of which are his age and training.

How much does the average bridle cost?

Bridles can cost anywhere between $20 and $500. English bridles typically cost between $50 and $500, while the high-quality leather western bridles start from $100.

What is the cost of owning a horse?

Responses to a horse-ownership survey from the University of Maine found that the average annual cost of horse ownership is $3,876 per horse, while the median cost is $2,419. That puts the average monthly expense anywhere from $200 to $325 – on par with a car payment.


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