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SADDLE FITTERS CPD – JUNE 2022

Pitfalls to avoid when saddle fitting – and how to overcome them Kay Hastilow - who’s seen and heard it all - shares her experiences...

FROM ROYAL STATE HARNESS TO MET POLICE HORSES’ BRIDLES…

London landmarks have strongly featured in this award-winner’s illustrious career. Jeanette Hutchinson – the Metropolitan Police’s Master Saddler - has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler...

SIX QUALIFY AS SPECIALIST BRIDLE FITTERS

“A correctly fitting bridle is essential for horses’ comfort and performance,” says successful candidate.  Riders can get expert advice on bits, bridles and nosebands from...

“I HATE THE THROW-AWAY WORLD”

Award-winning saddler makes the case for repairing and restoring. Carolyn Truss has been named SMS/ETN Bench Saddler of the Month. The award, presented in conjunction with...

HOW SADDLERY WON THE DAY OVER BEING A VET OR AN...

“The sports science side of the job is so interesting,” says award winner. Helen Leedham has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month for...

Saddle Fitters CPD – December 2021

Girthing: is it as important as saddle fit? By Steph Bradley – SMS Reg Master Saddle Fitter and Dip. M.S.F.C. Saddle fitters who read the feature...

“LEATHER IS A GREAT MEDIUM TO WORK WITH”

Meet the award-winning saddler who made a side saddle for a billionaire’s daughter.  Susan Slade has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month for...

“IT’S GOOD TO KNOW YOU’VE MADE A HORSE MORE COMFORTABLE.”

How a career went from working for ParcelForce to making bridles.  Catherine Baker has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month for October.  The award,...

SADDLE FITTERS CPD – OCTOBER 2021

Saddlery, faults, safety and maintenance By Sam Belasco, Master Saddler at the Household Cavalry Saddle fitters who read the feature and submit correct answers to the...

“I WAS SO SURPRISED TO WIN”

Saddler takes top honours in national awards The 2021 Society of Master Saddlers’ (SMS) National Saddlery Competition at Saddlers’ Hall, London, on 20 September saw...

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PRODUCT RECALLED OVER SAFETY FEARS

A government safety alert has been issued. Some Nathe bits are being recalled due to concerns that they could break.  The recall involves single and double-jointed...
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