Ever wish you had a saddle fitting genie in your pocket? We’ve got the next best thing!
Each time you saddle up you want to be certain your horse (and you!) will be comfortable no matter how long you ride or what you plan to do. We’ve made it our mission for 20 years to develop tools and techniques you can use to be confident you’ve got your saddle equipment set up perfectly.
Custom Fit Your Saddle With Our Help!
IT’S NOT HARD…AND WELL WORTH DOING!
We’ve developed a system that’s profoundly simple, really. However, you DO need to understand a few basic principles, and of course, the right equipment helps you truly make a difference. YOU can be your own saddle fit savior! Digest our education material and follow some basic ‘how-to’s’ and you can custom contour your horse’s fit throughout your lifetime. We’ve got your back if you need us…FREE!
We created our SMARTFLX SADDLE SYSTEM based on research and rider/horse feedback. Our System allows you to custom fit your saddle. You can improve the fit of your existing saddle with minimal outlay, or explore our unique range of English and Western saddles that work in synergy perfectly. The added bonus of our system? It can fit MULTIPLE horses because of its customizable and flexible fit design.
THE SMARTFLX SYSTEM including VersaFit Interface
You can invest in one element (even just the shims) to improve the saddle you’ve got…or take things to a higher level with all of it to enhance and perfect saddle comfort for your horse for a lifetime.
1. VersaFit SHIMS
Our revolutionary contoured foam tapers offer the best opportunity in the world for customizing your saddle fit. They’re the perfect balance of support and ‘squish’ creating clearance and contact without hard edges, ridge drop-offs or useless collapse. They enable micro adjustments because their gradual tapers can transition smoothly when overlapped if needed as well as along your horse’s body. This is where to start when you want the most effective and flexible fitting options. We offer 3 anatomically designed molded shapes of closed cell foam, available in 2 thicknesses. Enabling your saddle to accommodate the ever-changing needs of your horse/s’ body (or your barnful of horses) while keeping you balanced properly is a luxurious reality with VersaFit shims.
2. VersaFit SADDLE PADS
We’ve done extensive research to develop our 2 basic choices of saddle pads. VersaFit AIRPADS and SMARTPADS offer dynamic, real-time adjustment, state of the art impact deflection and comfort and unparalleled wicking/sweat shedding/cooling capacity. They’re extremely easy to flush clean and quick to dry. Our HALFPADS offer you the best chance to protect and custom fit your horse while also riding on a colorful thin saddle blanket of your choice. We’ve got some of those to choose from, too. We refer to the saddle pad/shim combination as THE INTERFACE: your first link between your saddle and your horse’s body. Managing it is key to custom fitting success. You can instantly improve saddle comfort even if your current saddle is less than ideal. If you’ve got a really good saddle, you can make it truly GREAT with VersaFit tools and simple techniques.
Our Western and English Saddles are built to allow your horse to move his or her entire body freely and balance you in the posture best suited to enhance your comfort for your sport of choice. Our SMARTFLX saddle trees are constructed unlike traditional saddle skeletons and the positive differences your horse will feel under them will offer you a whole new level of ride quality. We offer models for a variety of casual recreation and high performance specialty sports or ranch work.
A ‘system” means harmony of form and function!
The unique principles and specifications in each of these 3 key elements can be extremely helpful to you when used alone, but most perfectly when employed together. There is simply no other SYSTEM capable of giving you so much opportunity. You can keep trying to add this, adjust that, buy the latest fad, or confuse yourself with all the messaging out there…. but if you seek a complete solution, you’ll find our Saddles, Pads, Shims and method all combine to create synergy and harmony between your horse and you. Taking a test ride will prove it. Feel what it’s like when your horse’s back and body is freed up! Research-driven and equine approved.
The SYSTEM is the key to our happy horses and customers. That being said, please know we can show you how to make things better even if you don’t have one of our saddles. Take advantage of our Free Saddle Fit Evaluation and put our specialists to work for you. Test Ride our system (Test Rides currently avail only in the USA) and you will feel the changes you can create in a single ride. We mentioned our 2 basic saddle sizes mean you can fit ANY horse, didn’t we? Good. That’s an important money-saving tip right there!