Preparing for your saddle fitting appointment

  • Horses should be sound and able to be ridden. Riders should be prepared and able to ride the horse for new/used saddle purchases and for flocking adjustments.
  • The average appointment takes about 2 hours. This includes a notated history of rider, saddle, and horse, wither tracings, photos, saddle fit evaluation and/or test riding saddles for purchase.
  • To maximize the appointment’s time, horse(s) should be in the barn and groomed (if necessary) prior to the beginning of the appointment time.
  • Groups of 2 or more clients per location must be confirmed prior to the appointment time. We are not able to accept “walk-ups” as scheduling for the day is done in advance, and cannot accommodate add-ons.
  • Cancellations should be made NO LATER than 48 hours before the appointment.
  • We recommend but don’t require that your trainer be present for additional input when trying new saddles for purchase.

Thank you for helping us make the most of our time and yours! Have questions? Contact us or see our Saddle Fitting FAQs!

Scheduling your appointment

Appointments are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. We do not schedule appointments on Wednesdays, Fridays, or Sundays. See our calendar below for current available times and locations.

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our Appointment Request Form, call 845-672-9400, or email info@dutchessbridlesaddle.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Stable call, services & travel zones

The stable call fee is calculated by distance and travel time. This fee is non-refundable and covers the stable call, travel and mileage, saddle fit evaluation and/or saddle trials for ONE horse and ONE person for an approximate 2-hour appointment. Each additional horse per person is $50. Appointment rates are adjusted for individuals, groups, and programs. Please see the table below for stable call fees for each travel zone. 

Appointment Types

INDIVIDUAL: Single person with one or more horses in one location and no other clients seen at that location.

GROUP: Two or more clients in the same location on the same day.

PROGRAM: Lesson, therapeutic, and academic programs only.

Stable Call Fee

ZoneDistance*Travel TimeIndividualGroupProgram
Zone A0-25 miles40-45 minutes$120$105$100 + $35/horse
Zone B25-55 miles1 hour$135$120$100 + $35/horse
Zone C55-85 miles1 1/2 hour+$150$135$125 + $35/horse
Zone D85-115 miles2 hours$170$155$150 + $35/horse
Zone E115-145 miles2 1/2 hours+$185$170$175 + $35/horse
Zone F145-175 miles3 hours$200$185$200 + $35/horse
Zone G175-205 miles3 1/2+ hours$215$200$225 + $35/horse
Zone H205+ miles4-5 hours$230$215$250 + $35/horse
Zone IMID Long Island3+ hours$225$210
Zone JEASTERN Long Island4+ hours$250$235
* Please refer to Saddle Fitting FAQs for more information

How to find your travel zone

Click the marker for our address in the map, then click “Directions.” This will open a new window. Enter your barn address or place of boarding to see your distance and travel time. Then, refer to the table above to find your travel zone and stable call fee based on distance and travel time.

Services

Included with Stable Call:

  • Evaluation of your current saddle
  • Wither and back tracings
  • Discussion of your horse’s back and possible related saddle issues
  • Test riding new and used saddles from our mobile unit

Additional Services (Not Included in Stable Call Fee):

  • On-site flocking and saddle adjustments
  • Wide selection of tack for purchase including girths, leathers, irons, saddle pads, bits, bridles, reins, browbands, and leather care products

Payments

We accept cash, checks, PayPal, and all four major credit cards: Visa, Discover, Amex, and Mastercard. The stable call fee, and any additional alterations and products must be paid for on the day of the appointment. Thank you!

Questions? Please contact us or visit our Saddle Fitting FAQs!