I first came across the Edix Tudor 14 months ago and decided to give it a try. OMG it fitted my boy perfectly and within 2 weeks of owning it my boy who couldn't canter went on to win Reserve Champion ridden Baroque and finished the year with Multi State Champion ridden awards including the High Point horse of the year for the AHAA. Not bad for a horse that wouldn't go forward or even canter. It was the Edix Tudor that has given my boy the comfort and freedom that he has been longing for 💙 Karene M.
Hi Di, just wanted to let you know - my saddle (Ghost Buttera) has arrived and we did our first big ride in it today. 20 km, lots of trot and canter and I love it! Feels much nicer for his back and so comfy for me too! It feels very secure on his back and to ride in! I think I mentioned, he broke his wither a couple of years ago, and this is the first saddle that sits properly straight on him, I'm so pleased with it. Thank you so much for all your help! :) Mel D.
The biggest telling factor in Trooper, was riding down the first big steep hill away from the house for the first time- I didn't realise how much he had been tensing up down hill, as the first three steps he was tight and hunchy through the shoulders with his head up, and then he realised it didn't hurt anymore! He let out this huge sigh, stretched out his neck, and just power walked down the hill in a straight line- no zigzagging or dawdling, and he's been like that ever since. The Ghost (Barocco) doesn't slip forwards onto his shoulders (like every single other saddle I've tried over the years has done), it just stays where it should. I've never been so utterly thrilled with a saddle in my life- the older grey gelding's wither pockets are starting to fill in as well and everybody is commenting on how much it has changed my position for the better. Everybody that's ridden in it has loved it too. I can't thank you enough!! Cheers, Beth G.
Wow. I am so happy with my DP Quantum Sport Saddle. Our rides on the weekend were 6 hours and 30 km and 7 hours up and down hills and 28 km. Comfortable for me and more importantly my horse didn't have a sore back and was still happy to trot on the way back to the floats. ️ Kate S.
Love my DP Doma saddle, I have been riding in this saddle for several months now and it really is wonderful. It has made such a difference to my horse and my riding. The only way I can really describe it is that when I am riding I feel like I am part of my horses movement, and we are working together as one. He is also so much more responsive to my seat ! When I ordered it I was a little worried because I thought the gallery looked "funny", but it works so well. It is firm and supportive and I feel totally secure in it but it does not get in the way like the knee pads or horns on many saddles. I also really like the stirrup leathers under the saddle flap, they are less fixed then fender leathers and more stable then English leathers. This saddle gives me really good balance, close contact and a secure feel, the spinal clearance is great and its light and easy to move and lift . I am also noticing that I can spend more hours in the saddle and my knees and back don't get sore at all. We just love it, Thank you. ️️Danielle B
I had today off work and took Diesel for a ride this morning. I have the combination of the shims, gullet width and saddle position in correct combination so that the clearance over his wither is good. I had a great ride! Abby was easier to fit. I love how I can feel the horses under me, although at first it felt a bit strange. The lighter weight of the Startrekk treeless saddle is also a bonus for the horses and me having to lift it! I have given your brochure to a girlfriend and told her she needs to contact you! Being able to wash the Mattes pad and girth in the washing machine is brilliant and the MELP is great. Simone B
You made my saddle purchase so easy for me, thank you. I love my Buckeburger saddle more each time I ride in it. Thank you to Holistic Equine Saddlery & Tack for your excellent service and making this dream come true. Nadine L
I love my new DP El Campo Del Flor Saddle and more importantly Adjani seems to love it too. His old saddle had been fitted by a master saddle fitter recently and deemed a good fit for him but he was getting nippy when I was taking him up which I put down to him being bossy. However since he has the El Campo he immediately stopped fussing and trying to nip so he must have been saying that he didn't like the other saddle. Even though it has not been fitted yet (several week waiting period for my fitter) he is obviously very happy in it. Gaiting really well, and giving a huge ground covering trot, waving his tail around out riding like a happy dog and no getting cranky with saddling. I like the firm knee blocks as he likes to chuck in the odd buck when excited and they give me added stability. I am not sure if he loves the flexible tree or the rear facing tree points (he does have very large shoulders that extend back quite far) but he is a very happy horse. Fiona H
I recently purchased a DP Buckeburger saddle, and absolutely love it. The saddle has completely changed my position, and allows both myself and my horse much better balance, communication, movement and comfort. Very highly recommend this saddle. Janine G
Hi Dianne, I'm in heaven!!! Everything fitted perfectly and my horse has stopped running around and trying to bite me when I saddle him up. I think it's the first saddle that's ever fitted him and he's stepping through beautifully. I went for quite a long ride on Sunday and got off feeling no sign of soreness. Thank you for all your help, the DP El Campo Shorty saddle has been the best investment I've made in a long time.
Warmly, Helen S
HEST and Dianne were great to deal with when ordering my new saddle. She kept me updated on the progress of it's making, allowed me to devise my own payment plan and make some last minute changes. Always pleasant to deal with and very happy with my purchase. I'll be ordering some more horse equipment from Dianne soon! Emily P
Holistic Equine Saddlery & Tack were absolutely fantastic to deal with for my new saddle purchase of DP Quantum Short Light Western! I truly couldn't be happier with service given and any questions I had were promptly answered along with extra advice! Thanks so much truly love my saddle and totally worth every cent! Beautiful quality as you would expect and more!! Naomi G
I absolutely love my new DP El Campo saddle from HEST! Di has been amazing throughout the whole process. She put up with my millions of questions and has also been available after my purchase for support. The saddle is exactly what I dreamed it would be! So so comfy and my horse seems so much happier. It is a perfect fit on my very broad clydie x quarter horse. Not to mention the saddle is ridiculously stunning and the envy of all my horsey friends! The craftsmanship is second to none. Di did everything she said she would and everything arrived really quickly. Thanks for a great experience on such an important purchase! I will definitely be purchasing the matching bridle next! Michelle B
Di is very knowledgeable and definitely not a hard selling type, she wants to help find the best possible fit for horse and rider. I can honestly say, from the first time I put the saddle on, my horse thanked me! He moved better, was more forward and in subsequent days he ceased shifting about and trying to walk off when I went to put the saddle on so he is definitely happier in this saddle!! He now stands rock still while I saddle up and snoozes, LOL. I absolutely love my Ghost Saddle, it is so comfortable and I feel very secure. Naturally correct fit is paramount as they are of no use if the horse isn’t comfortable but I really felt that Di was absolutely honest and if she didn't think it would be the right fit, she would say so. These saddles are a thing of beauty, the quality of the leather is really the best I have ever seen in saddles. Trudi R
Just thought I'd let you know I've received my Mattes Fellsattel and I absolutely love it. It's amazing. I have always felt my horse was very unbalanced in the canter and very reluctant to canter but today we went to the beach and had the best canter I've ever had on him. My first 3 rides my hips ached really bad but in a good way I felt so correct in the saddle. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone. I wish the cob version was out when I ordered my as my 13.3 pony is very short backed but I think I may end up purchasing another one for him and using this one on my other. Thank you so much! Tanya P
An absolute pleasure to deal with! The saddle I ordered was customised to my specifications and is outstanding quality. I have never owned such a beautiful saddle before. Di was a pleasure to deal with. She answered my many questions thoroughly and with pleasure. Victoria S
A great service full of knowledge patience excellent top quality products all delivered with a smile. Would shop here again and again. Susan S
Your customer service is the best. You can make magic happen and even with short notice. Andrew and I can't thank you enough xx Tina M