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About

I started riding on my family farm at the age of 6 and have continued my obsession with horses and riding ever since. Throughout my teenage years, I worked in a leather repair shop and learned to fix saddles and other leather goods, which fed my keen interest in leather work and saddles. I started actively pursuing saddle fitting when I started to compete in Competitive Trail in 2007.

 

In Competitive trail riding, saddle fit is especially imperative. Improper saddle fit becomes evident very quickly when riding long distances and competitors lose points if their horses are sore. I also ride dressage, a sport in which improper saddle fit can affect every aspect of performance for both horse and rider.

 

After going through a saddle fitting struggle with my own horse, I started using the Port Lewis Saddle fit system. It was at this point that I began to read everything I could get my hands on regarding saddle fit and equine movement. I worked with local saddle fitters to gain further knowledge. I have a BSc in Biology, with emphasis in anatomy, comparative anatomy and physiology, and a background in Massage Therapy. Having extensive knowledge in both these areas enabled me to further understand the necessity of proper saddle fit for optimal equine performance.

 

The Port Lewis Saddle Fit System

The Port Lewis Saddle fit System takes the guess work out of saddle fitting by allowing you to see weight distribution patterns after you ride your horse with the impression pad and creates a dynamic saddle fit. You don’t have to rely on static molds and measurements while your horse is standing still. I like to compare traditional static saddle fitting to hiking with a backpack – it doesn’t matter how well it feels in the store; a proper fit will be determined once you load the back pack up and actually use it.

How We Use the Port Lewis System

When we test with the Port Lewis System, we place the saddle over the impression pad and allow you to ride as you normally would for 25 minutes. Then, we analyze the weight distribution pattern on the impression pad, which shows us the exact pressure pattern left. Following our analysis, I troubleshoot with the client and we discuss possible solutions, which may include shim options, corrective shim padding, padding or saddle re-flocking.  Additionally, I offer my client the option of taking a tracing of her horse’s back and sourcing out other saddles that may fit, using my network of tack shops and equine connections. If a client needs to replace their saddle, I am happy to work with them and assist in the sales process.

 

 

No Gadgets Here!

I take a holistic approach to my business, offering saddle, riding and complimentary therapy advice and solutions. I will not recommend a gadget to fix a body work problem, and my goal is to help my client fix their problem in the most effective way, while ensuring the well being of the equine.  The initial consultation will serve to establish each client’s expectations and define exactly what they hope to receive from my services. The session will be directed accordingly in order to guarantee the client’s satisfaction with my service and allow us to determine a plan to move forward.

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