Welcome to Better Saddles

Better Saddles Ltd based in The New Forest, Hampshire / Wiltshire borders, provides a personal saddle fitting service to clients, and via our online shop offer top quality saddle related products.

You were a huge help to me when I was making a big decision – long distance – re the saddle and your specialised knowledge and advice was absolutely essential for me to make the investment – which proved to be so successful and worked so well for me and Merlin.
Jane M
Thank you so much for quick despatch and delivery really good product too I will definitely use you again.
Michelle F
I just wanted to say a big thank you for such speedy delivery and process of my order. I am really happy with my goods. I was informed that my order had been confirmed and when it had been shipped which is customer care that I have not received from all online horsey websites. The goods are of great quality and I will definitely be purchasing from you again. Thanks again.
Isobella F
It was lovely to meet you, and I actually enjoyed what was a very informative session. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a saddle fitting before – – in my experience they are usually exercises in progressive frustration! So thanks for that.
Nina B

Torsion News

We are very pleased to announce that Better Saddles is now the official UK importer of Torsion treeless saddle and Equitex range of saddle pads.

To view the full range of Torsion saddles, please go to the shop.

To arrange a saddle trial, click here!

In the Shop

Urad Saddle cream. A self shining cream that feeds the leather and protects against mould growth. Ideal for any kind of leather tack, no need for saddle soap. Simply apply sparingly using the sponge provided for clean, shiny tack, no need to buff. Buy it HERE!

New Safety Product

Swiss CLIP, Patented Stirrup Quick Release Clip. The Swiss Clip fits between the stirrup and the leather and releases the stirrup should the rider’s foot become trapped during a fall, thus preventing the rider from being dragged.

More details…

How to Take a Template

Learn how to accurately take a wither template that you can send to Better Saddles as part of the process of getting a custom made saddle.

Saddle tree

What’s in your Saddle?

A step by step strip-down of a typical treed saddle. Here we talk about each stage along with detailed pictures.

Saddle Focus – Barry Swain

Barry Swain saddlers have a long history of producing bespoke saddles made to the highest standards. One of the few saddlers who still produce side-saddles they also hold many patents in the saddle field.

Saddle Trials

Saddle Trials

We understand that you might like to try a treeless saddle before buying and so we have several demonstration models that we send out to clients to try for a week.

We will also be able to provide you with suitable treeless pad, dressage girth and stirrup leathers to go with the saddle, if needed (for no extra charge).

Saddle Trials

Why Choose Us

  • Largest range of treeless saddles in the UK with latest models always available.
  • Years of experience in saddle fitting and saddle issues with all horse types.
  • Help and advice on saddle problems, before and after purchase.
  • Secure online shop for easy ordering with sensible postage rates and quick despatch.
  • No bias to treeless or treed saddles. We advise on the best for you and your horse.

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New Website Design

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Torsion News

We are very pleased to announce that Better Saddles is now the official UK importer of Torsion treeless saddle and Equitex range of saddle pads.

To […]

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Conquest Holistic Fair

We are bringing along a large range of treeless saddles for you to come and see “live” at the Conquest Holistic Fair, Sunday 8th March […]