Required Pictures for Saddle & Pad Fitting
ALL PICTURES TO BE TAKEN AS FOLLOWS:
Level ground, Legs squared, spine and neck strait, lighting source fully on the side picture is taken from.
(See the 1st Pic? lighting not optimal)
Follow the steps on your Limited Consult form. There is a difference in the Pad fitting consult and the saddle fitting consult requirements.
If you are confused please contact me.
Please pay the required fee. This clarifies your commitment.
YOU WILL NEED AN ASSISTANT
YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE PICTURES WITHOUT A SADDLE PAD. BE CERTAIN SADDLE IS PROPERLY PLACED & NOT OFF CENTER. HORSE MUST BE COMPLETELY STRAIT NOSE TO TAIL OR THE PICTURES WILL NOT BE USABLE. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RETAKE THEM.
When you take the pictures from behind:
Be certain I can see the saddle contact as in these 2 pics.
I can't see if there is a hip in the way or shadows or the angle is too high.
Saddled with pad.
Both shoulders, Left & Right profile
and one from the rear.
Be careful of lighting placement
The picture of the palomino on far left has the mane hiding the left shoulder but is taken in the correct lighting and spine is strait.
The 2 pictures above show the spine not strait on the sorrel on the right and unacceptable shadows on the left shoulder. The right side of the black horse has unacceptable shadows that will make it difficult for me to see clearly even tho his spine is strait.
If your horse has a dip in his back I need this measurement for the Bridge shims to be the correct size to offset the saddle mis-fit. This is the area that starts at the back of the saddle swells/pommel and extending to the concho at the side of the saddle cantle. I may need to tweak it for your horse by drawing lines on your picture so you can measure.
PAD SWEAT PATTERN
I will need a picture of your saddle pad dirt pattern after your ride
Saddle Tree Pix & Videos
Because shoulders aren't always even.
I need pix of both Shoulders
People have been quite creative finding ways that the trees stay in place while the horse is moving for their videos!
The 1st video allows me to see the front barpaddle contact clearly.
I hope these videos assist you with the video requirements for your Saddle Fit Analysis