CA Dec. 18, 2003
do so many saddles NOT FIT? Have you ever purchased
a saddle that FITS? How did you do that? Has anyone
ever told you that the saddle fits the horse, but a little later
you find that the saddle does not fit? How did that happen?
provider of the only horse and saddle measurement instruments that
employ the scientific method, have launched a new Saddle
Fit Database to answer the question:
do so many saddles not fit?
goal of the Saddle Fit Database is to gather a cross section of
both positive and negative Saddle Fitting Experiences in an effort
to determine the frequency, severity and cause of poor saddle fit.
BY COMPARING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL
SADDLE FITTING EXPERIENCES THE DECEPANCIES CAN BE IDENTIFIED AND
sample of some of the questions are below:
of "Saddle Fit" 1-10 (10 = very) Was owner explained how
to FIT saddle?
explained FIT and what was said? Was purchase influenced by advertising?
so, what ad and what was claimed? Was purchase influenced by a person?
so, what person and what was said? Who determined the saddle's FIT?
was the FIT determined? Were you told saddle would FIT?
so, what was said about the FIT? What time to determine saddle did
was "NOT FIT" determined & by whom? Was horse injured
by saddle that did not FIT?
so, what was the injury? Was a veterinarian called?
so, what was Vet diagnosis? Was rider thrown from saddle that did
so, what was the injury? Did saddle that did not FIT cause expense?
so, what was the expense and how much? Did owner try to return saddle
that did not FIT?
saddle refit or replaced? Did saddle FIT after refit or replacement?
was 2nd saddle FIT determined? Was owner told Saddle Pad would correct
so, what was said about saddle pad by whom? If so, what saddle pad
was used & did it work?
was the saddle pad FIT determined? Did the vendor refund the price
of the saddle?
so, how much $ and % of original cost? If no refund, what was the
owner's current saddle FIT? How does owner know current saddle FITS?
of FIT after buying saddles 1-10
are the hard-hitting questions that no one wants to ask, because
it will reveal exactly where the problem is. That is exactly why
these questions need to be asked, so we can solve the problem and
stop injuring the animals and wasting lots of money. There are literally
hundreds of websites that will explain how to fit a saddle, but
then what? Do these methods actually work? Where is the data?
happens next or weeks later or months later? Who is collecting that
data from the horses, or the equestrians? The Saddle Fit Database
is the first opportunity for tens of thousands of equestrians to
contribute their first hand experiences with saddle
fit. Finally equestrians will be able learn the cause and
effect of particular saddle fitting strategies based on tens
of thousands of individual experiences, not just one individuals
or companys opinion, based on no data.
you would like to receive an advanced copy of this research paper,
you can fill out the simple form, on the web at http:///www.saddletech.com
> information > saddle fit database
and contribute your saddle fitting experiences. Once the data is
complied you will receive the first edition of this revealing report,
Further Information Contact: Robert Ferrand - 650-631-8400
Woodside Rd Suite 400 Woodside, CA 94062 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org