VIDEOS

This page used to be full of videos,  brimming with sparkle, bad hair, pretty nails
and hopefully some useful saddle related information & advice.
But there were too many in the end, so here's a small handful of the most popular - you can pop along to Poppy's YouTube channel and binge watch the rest. 
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INSIDE A WINTEC SADDLE - CAIR!

We look at the air bags.

In this video, Poppy Webber, a Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitter cuts open a CAIR panelled Wintec Saddle. What will she find? 🤯Spoiler alert 🤯 She finds something... well, a few things! Please note, this is a very old saddle... but this does show us how VERY important it is to get your saddle checked by a Qualified Saddle Fitter! 😳

 

SADDLES FOR COBS

In this video, Poppy Webber BSc (Hons), MA, SMS QSF talks through what makes a ‘cob’ saddle... and what the wider horses need in terms of saddle. Filmed during lockdown, and video bombed by a fluffy puppy, this video is perfect for cob owners, puppy lovers, horse riders, and bad hair lovers.

 

I BUY A CRAPPY SADDLE PART THREE

The saddle has arrived, so in this video Poppy shows you what it’s like... up close and inside. What will she find? Spoiler alert... make sure you have a sick bucket with you... there is a grim discovery near the end... After a little look on the outside she opens it up... to see what’s on the inside... This video is for ANYONE who have EVER looked at those cheap leather saddles and even fleetingly considered buying one... for anyone buying a saddle, or a horse with tack...

 

IS YOUR DRESSAGE GIRTH TOO SHORT?

Here’s a quick 3 minute video about the length of dressage girths... because, as a saddle fitter, I see so many that are way too short. Remember the reason why we have girths, other than to hold the saddle on. It’s to spread pressure and make the horse comfy... so, why do so many people have 90% strap and 10% girth? Watch this... it’ll take less time than it takes to boil the kettle and you might learn something that makes your horse more comfy...

 

DON'T CLEAN YOUR TACK.... TOO MUCH!

A little video about why you shouldn't clean your tack... well, not too much anyway! 

 

'D TO D' RING MEANS NOTHING!

How many times have you heard people discussing the ‘D to D’ ring measurements when it comes to saddles? Did you know it means nothing? Nothing. Zilch. Niente. Nowt. In this video, Poppy Webber BSc, MA, SMS QSF, smashes that myth and explains why it’s so inaccurate. Sit back, make a cuppa and enjoy. In fact, you won’t have time for a cuppa cos it’s just a quick one... so just enjoy!