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Photographing your horse for saddle fitting advice

Give your horse a quick brush over so that it isn’t covered in mud.  No need to tack up for the first couple of photos, but do get the ...

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Albion's Short Back Panel, What Does it Mean?

Albion often just call it the 'SBP' and it stands for the short back panel.  This panel has the same bearing service as ...

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Are Prestige Saddles Adjustable?

Yes, they are, and we can adjust them in the workshop at David Dyer Saddles.   The Prestige tree instead of being made from ...

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Are You Getting Your Saddle Checked Often Enough?

Read this really interesting blog by Lucy Chester Horsemanship: Horse Trainer & Freelance Instructor Click here to read the ...

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COVID Update

David Dyer Saddles would like to advise our customers that our business is remaining open, and we are continuing to deliver your orders and ...

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David Dyer Saddles Proudly Sponsor Nicola Naylor Dressage

Nicola is an international para dressage rider and we have been looking after her saddle for the last few years.  Nicola is now riding ...

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David Dyer Saddles Proudly Sponsor Team Flo Eventing

Flo and Pony Spirit have made a flying leap into British Eventing! They have qualified for the regional finals for BE80 and have been selected GB ...

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Does Your Breastplate Restrict Your Horse's Performance?

  The Fairfax research in full - Read the PDF from Fairfax here

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Don't Damage Your Saddle - Choose the Right Saddle Rack!

Q. What is the best type of saddle rack? Q. How do you know if your saddle is being damaged by your saddle rack?  A. Well, can you see the ...

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Dressage Anywhere

Not enough time to compete or too nervous about going to your first dressage competition?  Why not try Dressage Anywhere! Last week ...

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Fairfax Saddles 'Saddle Science' By British Dressage Magaine

Download the full Fairfax article from British Dressage magazine here! This is such an interesting article. Here at David Dyer Saddles we ...

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How Can I Build A Better Relationship With My Horse? By Lucy Chester

I get asked this question a lot and most people want exercises that they can do in the arena to help them to bond with their horses. The ...

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How do I know if my saddle needs checking?

As a rule, we recommend that you have your saddle checked by an SMS qualified saddle fitter at least twice a year. Horses change shape regularly ...

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How do I know if my saddle needs flocking?

Click here to watch our youtube video and find out if your saddle needs a visit to the workshop    

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How to care for a Thorowgood Saddle

Thorowgood have helpfully released some cleaning advice for T4 and T8 saddles.  Click here to buy Rapide Leathergel for your T8 ...

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How to Fit A FairFax Breastplate

Step by step guide to fitting a Fairfax breastplate.                1. Position ...

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How to take a template of my horse's back

Q. How to do a template of the horse's back?  Q. How can I measure how wide my horse is? A. Please be aware that this is a ...

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Insights into Saddle Fitting: Horses with large shoulders

Q: My horse has large shoulders and we are struggling to find a jump saddle, can you give us some advice on what to look for? Horses with ...

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Insights into Saddle Fitting: Saddles for High Withered Horses

What saddles fit high withered horses? ‘High withered’ is a term we saddle fitters hear all the time, and it can represent a ...

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Leather Care a quick how to guide

                   This is the time of the  year that our tack starts to take ...

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New Release: Fairfax Breastplate

Had your saddle fitted, made sure you’re the girth is right....have you checked your breastplate? Fairfax have conducted scientific ...

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Repairs and Bespoke Leatherwork in Kent

Our talented team of saddlers don’t just repair saddles! We have been busy making bridles, camera cases, belts and fixing handbags this ...

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What to expect from a saddle fitting appointment

What to expect from your saddle fitting appointment? Buying a new saddle is often one of the most significant purchases you make for your ...

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