If you cannot see a BALANCE trained and registered Saddling Consultant in your part of the world, you may still have access to some help to understand how Functional Saddling could help your horse and which BALANCE saddle is likely to work the best.

Some of the BALANCE TEAM of Saddling Consultants are willing and able to help people online in the form of a Distant Consultation. BALANCE co-founders Carol Brett and Lesley Taylor, developed a highly effective way of helping many hundreds of horse owners who live in countries where there is no-one who knows about Functional Saddling! In more recent years, and especially during the Covid lockdowns in 2020, some of the TEAM started to offer help through Distant Consultations as well.

Distant Consultations.

The individual saddling consultants will have their own charges and may have their own list of information that they need from you, although you will find a PDF document in the download area of this website, that shows the data that BALANCE required, which you can use as a guide. You will need to get in touch with the registered Consultants direct to ask if they can help you. Their pages can be found here.

No pressure to buy a new saddle!

Going through the DSC process does not commit you to having to buying a BALANCE saddle, or any saddle, but it may give you valuable information and help you to assess whether your horse is as comfortable as he or she could be in the saddle you already use.

What do horse owners get from doing a Distant Consultation?

In using the Distant Consultation process, many people will feel confident enough to know whether or not they need to look for a different saddle for their horse or not. That could mean finding a similar saddle in a different width to be able to use a pad system underneath; looking for a 2nd hand BALANCE saddle in the width and style that is appropriate, or to order a new saddle from THV Saddling via one of the TEAM members

Some of the Consultants own saddles that they are willing to hire as either a demo saddle for a few days, or for a longer period to help to transition a horse with saddle related atrophy, through a Remedial Saddling programme.