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HooBee Saddles

The HooBee saddle came into being when I started breaking in one of the youngsters using an old donkey saddle. I had become disillusioned over saddles having spent a lot of time and even more money trying to ensure all the horses had saddles that fitted them and finding that the horses were still not comfortable.

Breaking in the youngsters with the donkey saddle meant I never had to worry about the fit as it only had a half tree however, it was made before the war and I never liked using it for long as I was concerned about its durability and how reliable its construction was, due to its age. I started thinking that having a tree like this was the way forward and started investigating whether there was anything available that was similar.

I found lots of treeless saddles or new style saddles that purported to 'fit anything' or be 'easily' adjustable but these were at a huge cost and generally not so easy or adaptable as they might be. I decided that what I wanted was something similar to my donkey saddle but constructed using new techniques and materials and have to some adjustments to suit my job of show jumping. I found a saddler who came highly recommended, and between us we have developed the HooBee. Hopefully you will like riding on it as much as we do.

The Hoobee has now been used for showjumping (up to 1.40m level), dressage, polocrosse, racing, team chasing and general riding and to date all the comments we have had have been that people prefer it to their 'normal' saddle.

We offer a free first fitting/demonstration visit in Cornwall and Devon, just get in touch to arrange a visit.

SH Ballyzach (Zach)