Saddles - English, Western, Trail and Endurance Saddles made
for the female biomechanics.
word from Mary: "I have been looking for a saddle maker that is
aware of the gender differences in saddle fit and finally this
one is for the girls!!!"
Synergist specifically shapes the tree of the saddle
to fit the female pelvis/hip/leg alignment which is absolutely
key to the balance, comfort and efficiency of the female rider.
The stirrup bar placement is set further back to provide the correct
balanced alignment for the female biomechanics and the seat of
the saddle has comfort padding. For the horse, Synergist always
flares the panels for clearance and extra room in the shoulder
and wither area. I could go on and on recommending the western,
endurance and English versions of their saddles but instead just
sign up for the free DVD and see for yourself. This will be the
last saddle you will ever buy for your horse and you will want
to ride more often rather than thinking twice if it's going to
be another painful experience!
I have been working with Synergist saddlemakers
CJ and Dave DiPietra for many years and continue to support the
amazingly comfortable and effective performance saddles they custom
I recieve many letters and emails from women praising
Synergist Saddles. Here is a sample:
"I purchased a Synergist
saddle about 5 years ago after I found that the Tucker I had
was not fitting right and subsequently causing terrible pain
to my horse, a 6-year-old Azteca Gelding with big shoulders
and a short back. He kept trying to tell me by looking at his
sides and ultimately the last straw was trying to bite me when
I went to put the saddle on (please don't ignore those signals
and if in doubt call in a professional saddle fitter to rule
out any saddle fit problems)."
"I knew I wanted an
endurance style trail saddle, and I also wanted a saddle that
could be adjusted as his back changed. Good workmanship, comfort
and light in weight was also important. Five years later I can
honestly say my gelding and I still love this saddle. I may
have had the design changed slightly though and gone with a
slightly higher back or cantle but still love it just as it
is. I have had the tree adjusted as his back has changed and
I have also had the tree shortened to > accommodate an additional
fitting issue by simply remolding my Equimeasure form and shipping
it up to Cheyenne."
"Thanks Synergist from
Linda and Abanico." ~ Linda P.
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"After being bucked
off my horse over two years ago, I began having fear issues
of riding my quarterhorse, Spear, and asked Mary to help us
work through this. With her unique approach using mouth massage
with her special oil, body massage, halter work, etc, both Spear
and I began to calm down and trust each other. We discovered
that Spear had been "cowboyed" prior to coming to me which caused
him to be an "overachiever" and difficult to control. Thanks
to Mary for helping us earn each other's trust."
"Mary also gave a saddle
fit demonstration which was an awakening for me! I had been
searching for a saddle for some time, but with literally thousands
of saddles out there, I was having a difficult time finding
a saddle that fit my horse and me. When Mary showed me how anatomically
different women are from men and how most saddles are made for
men, I was introduced to Synergist Sadldles. Just sitting in
Mary's saddle and feeling my "seat bones" for the first time,
I found the saddle I was looking for. It not only fits my horse
like a glove (thanks to Synergist's Equifit kit) but also fits
me. We finally have a saddle that makes my horse and me happy,
thanks to Mary." ~ Mary C.
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