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NSC sponsors BD Regional Championship plaques

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H&C TV show the BD Convention
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New to our range - the Optimum Time Ultimate EVENT watch
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Saddle Fitting & Design

Achieving the optimum fitfinest quality fitted saddles for dressage

The team at the National Saddle Centre are constantly working to achieve the optimum fit, so we first take time to understand your individual requirements, the direction you wish to take, your targets and ambitions and the subtle changes that can affect the success of the horse/rider partnership

Tradition and Technology

It is no coincidence that the very finest quality saddles are made from traditionally selected hides, laminated wooden trees and assembled by skilled craftsmen. However, modern shock absorbing, lightweight hi-tech materials and memory foams are now incorporated for specific purposes to improve the fit and comfort of saddles.

Working with the latest pliance pressure systems which measures the dynamic pressure distribution between the saddle and the horse using a thin elastic sensor mat and linking it with equine gait analysis systems has provided us with the most up to date information regarding horse and saddle related performance.

Every horse and rider combination is unique. In order to find the right saddle and achieve the optimum fit we first take time to understand your individual requirements, the direction you wish to take, your targets and ambitions and the subtle changes that can affect the success of the horse/rider partnership.

A full physical assessment of your horse, his conformation and movement is made and recorded, not only for today but future reference. Your horse’s level of training and any issues encountered are noted as this can affect the balance, stability and straightness of your saddle.

Test rides and feedback are recorded to best determine appropriate seat size, seat width and leg position, and when combined ensure rider security and balance. The comfort of the saddle for horse and rider is essential for maximum performance and is a multi dimensional issue which is relative to the discipline you are trying to excel in. Our aim at the National Saddle Centre is to maximise biomechanical ability in order to reduce fatigue, and increase all round mechanical confidence, without compromise.