Stephen A. Lovatt, Master Saddler
SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter
Member of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers


Fitting Guide for Lovatt & Ricketts fine english saddles

As good and as innovative as any design of saddle can be, one still has to put the correct fit of saddle to your particular horse for a successful marriage of the two. We ask a lot from our horses and it is our responsibility to make our very best efforts to see we do not inflict pain and suffering through badly fitting saddles. We developed this fitting guide to make sure that every effort is made in obtaining the correct fit when purchasing a new saddle.

There is so much written today about saddle fitting–nearly every magazine features and expert telling us of the latest technology from computers to ‘gizmos’ of every description–it is no wonder that people are confused. We know it is not always possible to have an expert saddle fitter on your doorstep, and a lot of tack stores seem to lack the knowledge or even the interest. We at Lovatt & Ricketts Saddles have therefore tried to offer a simple, no-nonsense guide to saddle fitting which can then be followed up by telephone consultations with a member of our knowledgeable staff. We have found this to be a very successful solution in numerous cases.