What are some signs of an ill-fitting saddle?
What do I look for in a proper fit?
How often should I have my saddle checked for fit?
What does a session entail?
What does Two Time Tack provide?
What is the fee schedule?
What are some signs of an ill-fitting saddle?
Attempts to bite or kick when girthed
Grinding of teeth when being tacked
Moving away when being tacked up or mounted
Body sensitive to being groomed
Mysterious hind-end or front-end lameness
Swishes tail or holds it at an angle
Back is rigid or tense
Reluctance to move forward, engage or bend
Travels with elevated head carriage
Damage to hair coat or sores
Bucks under saddle
Rushes or refuses fences or to go down hill
Change in feet shape or body structure
An "attitude"

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What do I look for in a proper fit?
Angle of point of tree parallel to horse
Pommel well clear of withers
Seat sits level
Gullet wide enough for spine but not too wide
Panel making even contact from front to back
Horse with a good disposition and physical well being
Excellent rider - equine partnership

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How often should I have my saddle checked for fit?
Because horses change due to work or weight flucuations, the fit of the saddle should be checked every six months or so.  Wool flocked saddles pack and periodically need to be redone.  Fall and winter are good time to have the work done.  After a summer of riding the shape of the horse is fairly true.  The work takes about a week and can be scheduled around your riding schedule.

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What does a session entail?
Evaluation of saddles
Evaluation of possible change in structure of horse or damage caused previously
Discussion of what rider wants and feasibility for horse
Propose plan for finding proper saddle for both horse and rider
Measure horse for adjustment or to order a demo for trial

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What does Two Time Tack provide?
Education so horse can serve stress and pain free
On going follow-up support for continuing perfect fit
Telephone support and consultation
Saddle repair and reflocking for a custom fit
Saddles only from companies who place the horse first

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What is the fee schedule?
Two Time Tack is committed to making the saddle fit the horse perfectly.  Consultation fees range from $50 to $250, based on the traveling distance.  The charge to work on the saddle to fit it to the horse can range from $150 to $200, depending on how extensive the work is that needs to be done.  Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card are accepted.

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