I am offering a limited basis of virtual saddle fittings as of March 2022.
This virtual fitting is aimed for new clients searching for a saddle, or current clients trialing saddles for fit.
There is always a distinction between a virtual fitting using photos/videos and in person, hands-on fitting. This option is a great tool for those "in between fittings" sessions where you are trialing a few saddles, or looking to rule out saddles prior to your in person fitting.
Sessions virtually are scheduled in advance, and I will be available to you, via text, video (facetime), and phone call for an allotted amount of time, at $85/hour, with an $85 minimum (if the session takes 20 minutes, the full fee for the hour still applies; likewise, an time after our initial hour is an additional $85).
I will require several photos of your horse prior to our appointment, and a list of the saddles you are looking to trial.
Photos should be done on a level surface, with a groomed horse standing squarely, from the front, back, and both sides, and well as from above looking down at the back and shoulders.
In this way, we will work with you one on one, long distance, to assist you with assessing the fit of your saddle(s). Through this online process, you will find out exactly what you and your horse need, and have a written evaluation after our fitting with my recommendations and notes.
Our #1 goal is to work with you to improve the comfort, fit and performance of your saddle for both you and your horse.
Virtual Fittings Disclaimer:
Please note, recommendations and notes taken on a virtual fitting are limited in scope due to the long distance nature of the fitting session. Hands-on fitting is the best way to utilize a saddle fitting, and we offer this virtual alternative at the time as a supplement, but not a replacement, for hands-on fittings. Due to the limited scope of a virtual fitting, Upstate Equine LLC and Emily Shealy are not responsible for things not seen or felt during a virtual fitting that may impact the fit of the saddle, and we recommend a follow up in person fitting to any and all virtual fittings to confirm our virtual notes/recommendations. By agreeing to a virtual fitting, you are agreeing that you have read the above disclaimer as well.