Fitting and fees
I offer fitting services for English or western saddles you already own, saddles you are looking to purchase, and consignment saddles that I carry. Fitting and flocking are separate services and are priced accordingly. If your saddle already fits, I don't need to flock it, and if it's foam or western, it cannot be flocked (in this case, shimming or special pads are used to optimize fit.)
Your Fitting Appointment
Fitting services will include symmetry evaluation, a static (unmounted), and a riding assessment of saddle fit. Please have your horse groomed, warmed up and ready to ride before your appointment, and wearing any boots or wraps you customarily use. Fitting appointments are allotted 90 minutes; this should be plenty of time to thoroughly evaluate one saddle and adjust flocking, if needed (western saddle and foam saddle appointments may be shorter). Cancellations less than 48 hours before your appointment will incur the fitting fee, plus any travel charge.
If your saddle needs a flocking adjustment, this can be done on-site. I will flock your saddle, then have you ride in it to make sure you and your horse are happy. Note, to have your saddle fitted and flocked, the average charge will be $185.00 (see price list below).
Consignment Saddle Shopping Appointment
If you are in the market for a saddle, including a used saddle out of my stock, I will request a phone conversation prior to your appointment so that you can tell me about your horse and your riding. I will ask you to send me a set of back pictures before our appointment. All this information will help me select potential saddles for you to test-ride. As with the fitting appointment, please have your horse warmed up, groomed and booted before your appointment. The appointment will begin with a symmetry evaluation, and then we will spend generally up to two hours trying saddles. For these appointments, I want to ensure that you have the ability to really get the feel of a saddle before making the commitment to purchase, so please allow for extra time if needed. For consignment saddles from my inventory, custom flocking at time of purchase is included.
Repairs and Conversions
I can help you with billet repair and replacement, restitching of worn areas, and common maintenance needs. Have a Wintec/Bates that you want converted to wool, call me! For more complicated problems, I have a network of saddlery specialists I work with, and I can connect you with someone who can help.
Fitting (per saddle/horse), approx. 1 hour: $110.00
Flocking on-site: $75.00
Saddle shopping appointment: $110.00
Billet replacement: $45.00 per billet (additional fees may apply for specialty work)
Total re-flock: $325.00
Re-dying/dying a saddle: starting at $250.00
Air to wool panel conversion: $400.00
Other repairs priced per job
Cancellations less than 48 hours before your appointment will incur the fitting fee, plus any travel charges
Payment accepted via cash, check, Venmo or Paypal.
Travel fees apply over 20 miles from Canton, GA. However, I always try to group my distant appointments so I can reduce travel fees!
For more information or an appointment, call or text 404-590-1064