I stopped riding in 2014 to concentrate further on my saddle business I continued to work together with Cardanel Saddles, Ideal Saddles and Steedsman Saddles. I had been designing other products which I launched later too.
Working together with Tackaholics enabled us to expand our joint collection of second hand saddles for our customers. I built up further relationships with saddle manufacturers adding Jeffries, Silhouette and Heritage to the ranges of new saddles available.
I continued my saddle fitting training with Kay Humphries in Remedial Saddle Fitting for a year. After this with Dr Gerry Van Oossanen for Master Saddle Fitting Consultant training including bridle fitting in France. In 2016 I trained with Master Saddler and SMS Fellow, Laurence Pearman in saddle reflocking, top up and adjustments as a refresher.
In 2017 I continued my equine bodywork training with the Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course. In March 2017 I trained again with Laurence in saddle repair and flocking for exam preparation and on 24th March 2017 passed the Society of Master Saddlers assessment in Saddle Flocking and Flocking adjustment examined by SMS Fellow, Mark Romain of the Saddlery Training Centre.
“My Team plays a vital role in the development of not only my saddles and training techniques but also my own personal development.”
Sam’s yard has a great feeling with it, which I actually find very rare. I immediately felt at ease and was proud to be part of it.
Choosing this saddle was the easiest product purchase decision I’ve ever made. Why? Because my horse made the decision for me. Just try one – then all will become clear.
For me as a rider the Sam Jamieson Deluxe Saddle gave me that stability I need to be able to sit to the biggest of trots and yet not be fixed into the saddle like the one I was presently using.