Western Saddle Fit - The Basics is for sale!!
We are no longer building saddle trees. We have two saddle fit videos available on our westernsaddlefit.com website. Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, aimed at riders, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo while the six hour series Well Beyond the Basics, aimed more for professionals but understandable by anyone, is available by streaming on Vimeo. (We left this website up because we have had many requests to keep the information available.)
Our new website, where our Western Saddle Fit videos are for sale, is called westernsaddlefit.com and as of NOW it is up and running! Whoo hoo!!! We’re thrilled as it has been pretty much a two year process to get this far – and we still have the long video to finish up later this year.
So, why have another website? Because this one was meant to showcase our trees and help saddle makers understand more about western saddle trees and how they work on horses. The new one – well it is supposed to help any rider, including professionals in all areas, understand more about western saddle fit in general. That, and sell the videos…
So what’s on it? On the Home page, we have information About Us and Links to our articles, and even a Contact Us section at the bottom. About half way down the page there is a short video that introduces our Western Saddle Fit – The Basics video that we have for sale.
Then there is the About Us page, in case you want to know more. It has links to our new guestbook page (please sign it!), our Links page, our Contact Us page and a page about Wholesale Pricing for our videos, in case anyone wants to purchase 10 or more at a time.
Then there is the main Video page. It has another video that goes through the contents on our Basics video. There is also a sign up there so we can send you an e-mail when we eventually get the Well Beyond the Basics video out. Hopefully that will still be in 2017, but now that we know what it all entails, no promises… There are three pages on the drop down on this page.
The first one has a link to our 7 minute YouTube video – Western Saddle Fit – the Essentials. This is also public on YouTube, so check it out! And hey, if you watch it all the way through, apparently that is good for ratings or however YouTube works so that more people will find it and watch it. Hopefully it will help people and horses whether or not they even look at our website.
Then there is this page – the one where you can actually buy our video!! Kind of the core of the whole site. It has yet another short video clip on it that gives you snippets from all the sections of the video to give you a taste of what you’ll be getting. And it has an index to the 17 sections on the video. We have it set up so you can pay in either Canadian or US dollars, so hopefully that helps people cross borders from us…
And the last video page explains what will be in the Well Beyond the Basics video. At this stage it looks like it will be 4-5 hours long when it is done, but we won’t know for sure the final length till it is a lot closer to being finished.
The next section has all our saddle fit blog posts from the old site organized into sections and then has links on those pages. Maybe eventually they will get moved over to this site, but for now, they are grouped into topics so they are easier to find. Enjoy reading!
The last main page is The Most Important Part, because our relationship with Jesus Christ really is the most important part of our lives, and our eternity, and we want to share the joy of that with our friends.
So, there you have it!! We would love it if you visited our website, clicked on a few of the links in it, signed the guest book, read The Most Important Part and even, if you wanted to, bought our video. We feel that with our experience over the years we still have something positive to contribute to horse world even if we aren’t building trees any more. Hopefully with some good information coming from people who understand Western saddles (not just English information transposed onto Western saddles) people won’t be so confused when they read “saddle fit information” about western saddles. And, in the long run, it will be the horses who benefit.
Oh yeah, we have a new Facebook page too, so if you want to go there and “like” it, that helps get the word out too!! Thanks!