-Taking of horse and rider history - any current issues, etc.
-Evaluation of the saddle(s) for soundness and symmetry
-Static evaluation of horse with and without saddle
-Back tracings of the horse (as needed)
-Dynamic evaluation of horse and rider
-Minor flocking adjustment if needed (extra fee applies, only available for wool saddles)
-Padding or girth recommendations
-New saddle recommendations (if needed)
-Expect 1-1.5 hours total to complete . If appointment goes longer than 1.5 hours an extra fee will apply at $50 per half hour.
-Pricing is per horse
-Western fittings are available on a limited basis - please inquire
During all fitting appointments Claire will determine whether it is appropriate or not to conduct a fitting at that current moment and reserves the right to stop the appointment at anytime. Reasons to refuse a fitting might include extreme back soreness or tenderness, limping, or behaviors deemed potentially too dangerous for Claire as well as the owner. It is extremely rare that fittings are refused as Claire wants to do everything possible to help the horse and owner. In the event this does occur Claire will make recommendations to the owner of what their next steps should be (physical therapy, body work, vet appointment, etc) and will schedule a follow-up appointment. The only fee that will apply for a refused fitting is the travel fee.