Performance Saddlefits SA
Lyn Prescott has been riding most of her life beginning at Pony Club and followed by years of pleasure riding before taking up competitive riding again in her 30’s concentrating mostly on dressage.
Lyn first met Paula in 2013 after a long and fruitless search to find a saddle to fit her very broad Friesian Warmblood. Paula’s expertise and advice resulted in a well-fitting, custom made saddle at a great price and Lyn finally had a happy horse whose performance improved dramatically after the change in saddle.
Lyn became interested in Paula’s method of saddle fitting which was vastly different to anything else on offer in South Australia and eventually made the decision to train with Paula.
In February, 2014, Lyn attended and completed her certificate in Saddlefitting Principles through US Equinolgy, conducted by Dr Kerry Ridgeway. Lyn continued with ongoing training with Paula, eventually opening Performance Saddlefits SA in November, 2014. Lyn has also completed a 2 day farrier course with master farrier, David Farmilo and is currently undertaking the US Equinology equine anatomy course.
In July, 2016 Lyn made the journey over to the UK for the Qualified Saddle Fitters course with the Society of Master Saddlers. She was successful in achieving this qualification which is regarded as the pinnacle of saddle fitting achievements and the result of years of hard work and training. Lyn is the only saddle fitter in South Australia that holds this qualification and is able to offer a full after sales service on new saddles, plus repairs and reflocks.
Lyn is very passionate about the welfare and comfort of all horses – pleasure or competition – and is dedicated to finding the best saddle fit solutions for both horse and rider. An ongoing interest in the latest developments and technology in saddle fitting means that you will receive the best possible up to date advances, advice and service.
Lyn can help you find a custom made option through one of many English and European manufacturers to achieve the best possible fit for horse and rider or an off the shelf/second hand saddle if this is the preferred option. Her desire is to educate horse owners that she saddle fits for and leave them with the knowledge to continually assess their own saddle fit. With better awareness, how much better off all our four legged friends will be!