Due to a huge increase in demand, as well as scheduling constraints, I will not be accepting new clients at new locations going forward. Limited slots may be available for new clients at existing farms that I visit, with a trainer/barn owner referral. As an alternative, I will be scheduling haul-in clinics for new clients at our farm in Plymouth 3-4 times a year, so please stay tuned to my Facebook page for 2023 dates.

Finding Balance & Connection

With over twenty years of riding and training experience, Emily’s passion for saddlery and proper saddle fit is rooted in observed impact the fit of a saddle has had on her school horses. By balancing each saddle to the individual horse, she can improve the horses’ qualities of life while improving the rider’s balance and connection.

Emily has completed an onsite/fitting course with Chris Taylor at Saddler’s Den in Southport, England, as well as the British Society of Master Saddlers Intro Course and North American Saddlery School Onsite/Fitting courses, stateside in Maryland. She is working to become an overseas qualified saddle fitter through the BSMS, which requires extensive experience and education in the field. She is currently working in the field in SE Michigan, and is in her mentorship phase of qualification.

Fitting & Flocking

Emily uses only the highest quality of wools to flock saddles. Because wool is a natural, “living”, protein-based fiber, it is unrivaled in its ability to absorb shock and conform to your horse’s shape.

The saddle works as an interface between rider and horse. By carefully fitting your saddle to give your horse the most surface area for rider weight distribution, as well as balancing it for the rider stability, Emily can bring comfort and a sense of ease in communication to horse and rider.

Services and Rates

Mindful Saddle Fit provides services in the greater Ann Arbor area, including Northville, Plymouth, Chelsea, Dexter, South Lyon and more!

Farm Call: $60 for local calls, split by number of clients.
Long-distance charges: $1.20 per mile

Saddle Fit Evaluation and Consultation: $200

  • Static and/or dynamic fitting
  • Full Tracings
  • Basic safety check
  • Includes up to 3 saddles

Recheck (within 6 months of full evaluation): $80

  • After 6 months, full evaluation required

Full Strip-Flocking: $350-400

  • All flock removed and replaced with premium quality British Jacobs wool unless otherwise requested

Conversions: $400

  • CAIR/Air panel conversions

Billets: $150-200 

  • I generally only replace full sets of billets for wear
  • Contact me for individual pricing if there are extenuating circumstances
  • (ie. My dog ate my billet!)

Repairs: Email for a Quote

  • Basic repairs such as patches and tears
  • Bridle and other leatherwork repairs available

Please note that while I do offer custom bridlework, I do not offer large repairs such as seat replacements, etc. but I am happy to help you find someone who can provide the services you are looking for!

To book an appointment, please text Emily at (734)776-8103 or send an email to MindfulSaddleFit@gmail.com

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