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Being based on the Welsh border, we at the Horse Boutique regularly come across some lovely Welsh ponies and cobs, in fact Michael Burleigh our Qualified Master Saddler and Saddle Fitter often fits saddles, and supplies, tack and other equipment for them.
Michael has access to lots of different brands of new and used saddles, but highly recommends the following three examples for cob and moreland types;
With a flat tree that sits very level on ‘table top’ breeds, this is a great all round saddle for native types. The flap is slightly less forward cut but still has generous knee roll for comfort and security. The straighter cut works well with the broader and loaded shoulders often found on native types. This saddle, which is supplied in either black or brown, could also be used for showing and working hunter classes and is available in all width fittings up to XXX/Wide. £1,200.00
Riders looking for a comfortable, supportive seat and leg position love the K2. The standard knee rolls are medium size, soft and supportive, fixed in one position under the flap. Suitable for jumping, as well as showing, this saddle is a great option for both horse and rider. Particularly good for cob types with a prominent wither. Available in a variety of sizes and in either black or chocolate. £1,499.00
This is another great saddle for cob types. The Kent & Masters General Purpose Saddle has a low profile, flat tree shape and straighter cut slim line panels to minimise bulk between horse and rider. Optimum saddle stability can be achieved via the adjustable girthing options. Comes in either black or brown and 17” or 17 ½ “ seat sizes. £900.00
We are passionate about saddle fitting at the Horse Boutique and our proprietor, Michael Burleigh, is a Master Saddler and qualified saddle fitter. He is very well respected in the area and has fitted everything from first ponies through to top eventers. He is a true horseman, with over 20 years experience and has helped his clients improve their performance and comfort as well as support the long-term health of their horses.
Michael is also thoroughly practical and understands the demands of budget and time for finding the right saddle; which is something we think is vitally important.
In addition, the Horse Boutique stocks everything else you might need for your cob in, and out, of the show ring. Particular favourites are the Jeffries and Shires In hand bridles and Filly slips, hand-made brass and alloy Stallion bits and Jefferies hand-crafted hunting weight plain brown show bridles. Wide web white halters are also available.
Want to keep him clean, then look no further than NAF, Absorbing and Quicksilver whitening, brightening and coloured show shampoos, chalks and hoof care treatments. Showing quality tweed jackets and Fian hats also in stock.
We are based in Kingsland, Herefordshire and our qualified staff are here to advise and help, so if you have any questions or would like to speak to a real human about your concerns or issues then please drop by the shop or contact us on:
Tel: 01568 708280
We’re open Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 5.00 pm
If you’d like to book an appointment with Michael to discuss your saddle fitting needs, then please get in touch.