Phone Number: 612-799-3811
Evaluation of Saddle Fit/ Re-Flock
Complete Re-Flock of Saddle $250
Billet Replacement $25 per billet or 100 per saddle
* Payment is due at the time of service.
* I use high quality 100% pure wool when re-flocking or fitting a saddle
Jacobson's Saddle Fitting Services
Saddle evaluations are not just for when you are buying a saddle; the saddle you own needs regular maintenance. Over time, the wool compresses and shifts so the perfect saddle for your horse will not stay that way. Additionally, your horse’s back changes shape with a changing work load and age. You should have your saddle fitted at least once a year at a minimum. If your horse is young and growing, or has dramatic changes in work load, your saddle should be checked more often.
What to expect during a fitting:
At the time of the appointment, please have your horse ready to ride, but not tacked up. If the horse needs to be lunged before riding, please do so before the appointment.
An appointment will include both a static and dynamic fitting of the saddle.
The static fitting will begin with a discussion of your horse’s history and your riding goals. I will take a tracing of your horse’s back. I will then proceed to look at the fit of the saddle in relation to your horse’s shape. I am more than happy to look at multiple saddles to find the best saddle for further evaluation in the dynamic portion of the fitting. For wool saddles, minor adjustments will be made by adding or removing flocking. For non-wool saddles, I will work with shims to find the best possible fit.
The dynamic portion involves you riding the horse to see how the saddle fits during movement. During this time I will check your balance, watch how the horse is moving, and make final adjustments and evaluations.
Reason for a Complete Re-flocking of a Saddle
Below are a few reasons why I would recommend a complete re-flocking of a saddle:
•The saddle’s flocking is hard, lumpy and/or has holes in it. •The flocking has flattened out or is too thin. •It is filled with lower quality material. •It has not been completely redone in 5 or more years
I will need to take the saddle for a few days for a complete re-flocking.