|We use only "Steele Equi-Fit" trees in all of our saddles and the 'fit to be seen saddle fitting" system. Our system is superior to molded wires and
Equi-measure because it allows you to see exactly how the tree selected will fit your horses shoulder and back.
In order to determine the best fit for your horse, we offer the fit form system for ensuring a proper fit before buying your saddle. When placed on the
horse's back, the fit forms literally allow the fit to be seen - unobstructed by the saddle skirts, rigging and stirrup leathers. We realize that not
everyone is an expert on fit, but serious fit problems are usually obvious with the use of our fit forms. With these forms, even an untrained eye can
usually determine if the tree fits the horse properly. However, we do encourage you to send pictures of the forms on your horse so we can address
any saddle fit issues. These forms will not only determine if the tree will fit the horses shoulder, but also if it conforms to the shape of your horses
Fit To Be Seen was developed in response to the many requests we receive for information concerning saddle fit and to address the near total
absence of information available concerning all the trees currently available on the market. Additionally, it is not possible to accurately describe the
three dimensional shape of the bottom of a saddle tree.
After seeing the fit forms on your horse, we can also determine if any alterations need to be made in the bar spread for your individual horse.
In order to try the forms we require a $149 deposit $100 of which will be refunded or applied toward a saddle purchase when the forms are
returned. **** If interested in trying the fit forms, PLEASE MAKE YOUR PAYMENT BY CLICKING THE PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD BUTTON
BELOW. Please call us at 256-366-7480 FOR QUESTIONS OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLACE THE ORDER BY PHONE.
**FORMS NEED TO BE RETURNED (OR FORWARDED) WITHIN 10 DAYS FROM RECEIPT OR DEPOSIT MAY BE FORFEITED. WE WILL ALWAYS
MAKE EXCEPTIONS IF YOU CONTACT US. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE OTHER CUSTOMERS WAITING ON THE FORMS, WHEN THEY
ARE NOT USED AND RETURNED IN A TIMELY MANNER, WE HAVE TO BUY A NEW SET OF FORMS. THIS IS QUITE EXPENSIVE FOR US (MORE
EXPENSIVE THAN THE DEPOSIT), SO WE MUCH PREFER GETTING THE FORMS RETURNED!!!
|When trying the forms on your horse, please make sure
the horse is standing square, on level ground AND THAT
THE HEAD IS UP AND FACING FORWARD. The biggest
mistake people make is standing too close to the horse or
not having the horse standing with the head forward.
A PICTURE OF EACH FORM IS NEEDED AS FOLLOWS:
1) FULL BODY LEFT SIDE-
2) FULL BODY SHOT RIGHT SIDE
3) HALF BODY SHOT FROM SIDE
4) SHOULDER SHOT FROM FRONT RIGHT
5) SHOULER SHOT FROM FRONT LEFT
6) REAR SHOT
|"FIT TO BE SEEN"
|6) REAR SHOT
|PICTURE NUMBER 4 AND5)SHOULDER SHOT
FROM FRONT- GET THIS SHOT FROM BOTH
SIDES AND DON'T STAND TOO CLOSE TO THE
|3) HALF BODY SHOT- DO THIS FROM
|2) FULL BODY SHOT RIGHT SIDE
|1) FULL BODY SHOT FROM LEFT SIDE- MAKE
SURE HORSE HAS THE HEAD UP AND
FORWARD AND THAT I GET A PICTURE OF
THE FULL BODY
|Old Amish Craftsmanship
"Featuring the Steele Equi-Fit and Equi-Fit
c/o Cynthia Wright
714 County Road 492
Lexington AL, 35648
|USE A 16 INCH WIRE (MUST BE EXACTLY 16 INCHES) (A COATED WIRE COAT HANGER WORKS
WELL), OR YOU CAN GET A FLEXIBLE CURVE AT A LOCAL HARDWARE STORE. STRAIGHTEN
YOUR WIRE OR CURVE AS
STRAIGHT AS POSSIBLE AND PLACE A MARK IN THE CENTER (8 INCHES). NOW YOU ARE READY
1) PLACE YOUR HORSE ON LEVEL GROUND AND MAKE SURE HE IS STANDING SQUARE ON ALL
FOUR FEET WITH THE HEAD FACING FORWARD.
2) DRAW AN IMAGINARY LINE DIRECTLY UP FROM THE BACK OF THE FRONT LEG
3) PLACE YOUR FLEXIBLE WIRE AT THAT POSITION AND MOLD THE WIRE AS CLOSELY AS
POSSIBLE TO THE SHAPE OF YOUR HORSE. MAKE SURE TO KEEP THE WIRE CENTERED ON THE
HORSE SO THAT YOU GET AN EVEN MEASUREMENT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE WIRE.
4) REMOVE THE WIRE FROM THE HORSES WITHER AND PLACE ON A SHEET OF PAPER. TRACE
ALONG THE INSIDE OF THE WIRE.
5) SEND ME THE FOLLOWING MEASUREMENTS:
THE WIDTH AT THE VERY BOTTOM OPENING OF THE WIRE AND THE WIDTH 3 INCHES DOWN
FROM THE CENTER OF THE WIRE.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OR EMAIL FOR ADDITIONAL
|WITHER TRACING INSTRUCTIONS