EQUIMapping is a thorough examination of several elements that when combined, give us the information we need: the animal (a wide variety of points of interest), the rider, the discipline, the saddle and all of it’s parts, the saddle pad, the terrain and climate, the goals of the rider/equine combination. When all these categories have been satisfied, we now have the information we need. It is a combination of all these that then moves into what needs correction and/or change.
1.) Saddle fitting and EQUIMapping will take approximately and hour and a half, and will require in hand and ridden time if possible. Please bring your saddle, and any saddle pads/blankets that you can choose from, and equipment to ride in safely.
2.) We do require presenting a recent Coggins, and prefer riders wear a helmet when on our location. We also provide customers with paperwork to fill out ahead of time, and you must sign a release of liability for us before we will begin the work of saddle fitting and EquiMapping. Please leave your dogs at home.
3.) During your saddle fitting/EQUIMapping appointment, we do not provide paddocks for animals. They must be tied to your trailer or in our cross ties.
4.) Saddle fitting/EQUIMapping appointments are made by filling out the EQUIMapping Client Form. It is imperative to confirm the day prior . Payment for appointments is required prior to your appointment by mailed check or Pay Pal. No-shows will be charged the full amount for their missed appointment.
5.) Cancellations for saddle fitting are accepted within a week from your date, and will be rescheduled. Weather related cancellations can be rescheduled.
6.) Off site saddle fittings: we charge the current Dept. of Transportation fees per mile both directions. This includes time loading/unloading our equipment. It is preferred that customers trailer in to our location but we understand that is not always possible. If you have a group, we can fit in approximately five appointments. Please call to discuss 336-267-0276. We do offer clinics prior to a group fitting session.
What type of saddles will we work on: flex tree (Circle Y or example), flex panel (Orthoflex, Timberline etc.) treeless, endurance, any saddles with a fit system (Specialized, Boz, Reactor Panel, some treeless etc.), English flocked, endurance, western trail and western ranch models, aussi etc.
Not all saddles can be corrected. Although we have a high success rate, that depends on the actual size of the animal vs. the actual tree that is within the saddle. Large animal and small narrow tree, for example, is not correctable. Short back, long saddle, not correctable. High wither and low pommel, not correctable. Other factors might be the rigging, the length, position of the leathers or fender, wither clearance and many more factors.
COVID Rules: Although we are working outside, we require everyone present to wear a certified mask and to social distance during your saddle fitting appointment.