How to Use It
Part 1 instructions
The 16 page booklet tells you how to use the kit, but it also has a lot of great information about other aspects of saddle fitting. It will help you know if the saddle is balanced and comfortable on your horse's back. It tells you how to check the stuffing and the gullet width and much more. It is important that you read this through properly before measuring your horse.
Part 2 instructions
This is a double sided, A4 encapsulated sheet with step by step instructions on how to use the kit. Take this out to your horse when you do the measuring.
The Flexible Curve
This is a ruler that has shape holding properties. Put it onto your horse in the areas shown and press it gently, but firmly, onto the shape of your horse. You will then lift it off and place it on the template card to draw and cut out its shape.
The Template Cards
These cards are stiff enough to hold their shape when they are cut out and put against the saddle. There is one card for each area.
You'll use the chalk to show where the saddle should go on the horse, marking the back of the shoulder and the horse's loin. You'll also use the chalk to mark the saddle's point of tree which shows where the saddle is no longer rigid.
The Clip Close Bag
Keep this with your saddle with all the contents, particularly the measured template cards. That way they are easily to hand to check to see if your horse has changed shape or if your saddle needs re-stuffing. Remember to do this at least every month or more often if you think your horse may have changed shape or if your horse's diet or exercise programme has changed