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Heritage Saddlery 5 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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Heritage Saddlery
Hi Matt, I wanted to give the saddle some time to break in, get accustomed to it, etc etc before I reviewed it so it could be a genuine impression. So here's the outcome:

Review of Custom made "County Show" Saddle

It's great! My horse is moving better, really better! Even in the heat of summer when he's a slug. My position is better and if we get a leaper or a bad spot jumping I seem to stay more centered than I used to.


The leather quality & work is excellent, I have zero complaints.

The color is most excellent. I have no idea how you got an exact match to my leather by photograph's only, but it looks great.

Our saddle fitter here has looked at my saddle as well as Shannon's saddle. She is very impressed. In fact, she says she is not sure how you do it for the price!

I will be happy to refer anyone I know considering a new saddle in the U.S. in the future
Heritage Saddlery
Good afternoon Matt,

I just wanted to drop you a word of thanks for my daughters lovely saddle for her pony. We have noticed a huge difference in her riding since getting it. Her balance and security in the deep seat has given her so much more confidence. The pony is much happier and moving much better. I cant thank you enough for your help, patience and advice. I have attached a couple of pics showing just how happy both are. My daughters confidence has grown enough for her to do this years local Ride outs and loved it. I have recommended you to a couple of our local PC members and I know if I ever get a new horse for myself I will be back to get a saddle from you.

Please feel free to share my feedback.

Many thanks
Heritage Saddlery
Hi Matt

I've ridden in my saddle 3 times...it fits like a dream!! He's a different horse to ride, much more relaxed and happy 🙂



Thanks so much!!
Heritage Saddlery
Matt,
The saddle arrived and it's beautiful and perfect! Sidney loves it. The quality is really impressive and it fits our horse great.


Thank you! We are probably going to need a jumping saddle next year.
Heritage Saddlery
Good morning Matt,
I have to say I had totally forgotten how lovely it is to sit in one of your saddles. Titch was reaquainted to ridden work this week and wow what a difference. He was described by his past owners as "cold backed" and i was advised to keep him in regular ridden work because of this. I was told if he was off ridden work for a week or more it wasn't unheard of for him to "hump or bronk" when first mounted and in the time i've had him this had been proven as true. However he has taken to your saddle like it's a part of him. He has been out of all work since mid oct '15 and in the last two weeks worn it during in hand and ground work without blinking where previously he would round his back up into his saddle shortly after tacked up or when taking the first few steps, with his new heritage there was none of this. Then this weekend after a short lunge session i got onboard fully expecting an explosion of some kind but it never came! Not a single raise in his back, no shooting forward and he can bend! We had some tail swishing which was in reaction to my legs aid but i was astounded at just how relaxed he was, I got off with a tear in my eye so incredibly grateful for the work you do! Thank you 🙂

Thanks again Matt, I'll be back for more very soon 🙂
Heritage Saddlery
Hi Matt,


Saddle has arrived safe and sound and OMG is beautiful! I'm absolutely over the moon. weather permitting i will get some photo's of Titch in it and send them to you along with my 5* review for you to use on any of your advertising/selling pages 🙂


Did i say how amazed and pleased i was with the saddle? I'm in tears i'm so happy and i'm sure Titch will be thanking you too 😀


Kindest regards and with immense gratitude.
Heritage Saddlery
Hi Matt,

I rode in my (LS) saddle today! It fits my horse like a glove. Amazing. I have never seen a saddle that molds to his shoulder so well. And it's VERY balanced; it probably helps that the saddle is balanced FOR MY HORSE! Even my friends with their $5000 saddles were impressed. 🙂



I just can't get over how balanced this saddle is. I saw even sweat marks after my ride - couldn't believe it...


With regards to the jump saddle...I am really torn! I have no doubt if I ordered from you the saddle will fit beautifully. I feel like I ought to ride in more jump saddles to better specify what I want, though. If I found a saddle that felt good to me...are you able to match it's design?

Thank you for your craftmanship and knowledge!
Heritage Saddlery
Hi Matt,

I wanted to email you to let you know how much I love my new Yin Yang Olympia mono flap dressage saddle! It's so comfy and My horse moves so freely in it! I would highly recommend Matt to my friends and would definately use heritage bespoke saddlery again!

Thanks again,
Heritage Saddlery
Rode my young horse, Moogatti, in my two custom saddles from Heritage Bespoke Saddles & The Custom Made English Saddle Company, and he won the USEA New Event Horse Division at the FEH/YEH/NEH competition at Cedar Ridge. Thanks, Matt!
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Heritage Saddlery
Matt,



I’ll post some praises on your fb page, but wanted to let you know that I rode in my new saddle yesterday for the first time.

Had my saddle fitter that did the tracings out yesterday to check the fit of it on my new horse…as his back seems very similar to the horse it was made for but as he just turned 5, I know there’s a lot of changing going on. She is a former fitter/rep for County and was blown away by the quality and fit of both my Heritage saddles. In fact, she is a dressage rider and asked if when “they honeymoon is over” with this new saddle if I’d be willing to let her borrow to ride in and show her trainer…this is a professional fitter who owns a consignment saddle shop…she’s got a lot to choose from!

She thinks the fit of this one looks great on both horses. I have not yet ridden in it on the horse you made it for (going to an event with the baby Saturday and have focused all my time this week on riding him), but rode the baby in it this morning and it is fabulous. I could not be happier.

Thanks again! Will write more later and try to post pix to your fb page of the event this weekend.
Heritage Saddlery
Hi Matt,

I was wondering if you could let me know the width of the slots on your plaited browband, full size.

By the way, I bought a custom made ying yang working hunter saddle from you in 2010 which still fits perfectly and looks amazing. I'm proud to show it off still despite being used 5 days a week and shown in.
Heritage Saddlery
Hi Matt. Yes, Alison says it’s OK to use the email (see below) I just thought you’d like to see the difference the saddle has made, not just to Alison’s ability to sit up but also the horse’s frame and ability to relax. Various people had told us that it was typical of the mare’s breeding and type that she was just a tad short and tense. She certainly wasn’t that way at this year’s nationals, and yet again they did the double, winning the championship dressage and the freestyle to music. The photo in trot is the before and the walk one is after.
Heritage Saddlery
Matt,

The saddle fitter just left. She was a different one from the one I used to measure for my first saddle…she’s new in the area and very close to my farm. She’s wonderful and raved about your saddle. She did just a tiny reflocking up in front…was very impressed with the quality and fit and detected no soreness in my horse’s back.

So, I had her do the tracing, for a new saddle, and will get that in the mail to you asap.

More great news…that saddle fits my new young horse great! I suspected it was a good fit, but the fitter confirmed it for me. So…I’m all set for now with him too! He’s just four, so who knows what he’ll need when he’s older, but good to know I can use my saddles on him as well for now at least.



I’ll be in touch!
Heritage Saddlery
Hi Matt! I am a student of Karen Czarick's in Ga. I purchased Meg Primm's jump saddle that you made for her...I LOVE it!! It is so comfortable and fit my new mare perfectly!! I had a local saddle fitter check it out and she was amazed at the quality for the price!! Did I mention how comfortable it is for me and my horse??

Thanks for making such an awesome saddle at an affordable price!!
Heritage Saddlery
Hi Matt,

Just thought I'd let you know that I had judy McArther out to check the fitting of your saddle... She recommended you to me and was responsible for saddle size and the traces.

Your saddle fits PERFECTLY and she had to make no changes! Thank you very much for such a easy purchase process and a great result...

Thanks again!
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