In 2006 Solution Saddles was founded in a quest to develop the perfect saddle to improve equine welfare and performance. Managing Director Anne Bondi BHSI, a highly successful rider and trainer who has produced and competed horses up to advanced level in both dressage and eventing, believes that the natural progression to the RigidFree™ concept is the biggest step forward in horse welfare in her lifetime.
SMART saddle design
SMART™ saddles do not have a traditional saddle tree. They can easily accommodate horses that are difficult to fit, have existing saddle or performance related problems, give young horses a good start or give older horses a new lease of life. Our saddles have absolutely no rigid parts to cause injury to the horse and are completely flexible. SMART™ saddles are designed to protect the horses back from pressure and trauma by using a patented shock absorbing system. Our unique balance pad system ensures one saddle can be fitted to several horses easily and allows changes in shape through the season.
The SMART™ saddle design is unique, not only because the saddles are completely RigidFree™ but also because they are designed, made, used and fitted by riders. We not only understand how the saddle is constructed and performs but understand the performance demands of both horse and rider.
In addition to our SMART™ saddle range, Solution Saddles are proud to offer a selection of carefully sourced accessories and products that we find complement the flexible and lightweight SMART™ saddle system. Correctly fitted saddle accessories are essential, this can be the difference between a saddle fitting and working for a horse and rider combination or not. All of the recommended saddle accessories have been tried and tested and we find they work best with our SMART™ saddles.
Solution Saddles offer a Home Consultation fitting service, Rental service and Back-up advice from our network of trained Approved Advisors whenever you need it. Solution Saddles is an associate trade member of the Society of Master Saddlers and a research associate with the Saddle Research Trust.