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Your Saddle Consultation

Freedom Saddlery works on an appointment basis.


To book an appointment for a saddle evaluation please book online.

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and book via our online booking system (Whitegate Farm appointments, remote saddle consultations and Offsite Clinics).


Please see our privacy policy.

Please read our Covid-19 protocol developed alongside SMS and BVA. 

  • Appointments are also available at clients' preferred location, although please note there will be a far longer lead time for this type of appointment. Pleas note there is minimum number of three horses are required to be booked in for an offsite appointment. - bookings to be pre agreed.
  • Pony saddle appointments will only be conducted at Freedom Saddlery's premises.
  • Cancellations must be within 48 hours - appointment fee not refunded unless slot can be filled. This is particularly important for clinics where a minimum number of clients are required.

Location click here - Whitegate Farm Livery & Training Centre, Lower Mountain Road, Hope , Flintshire, LL12 9RW 

Cost

Consultations at Whitegate Farm are £60.

Additional saddles are £25 as this involves extra appointment time. Additional riders no extra charge.

  • Local - mileage at 75p one way from Whitegate Farm
  • Ireland - additional £25 to cover expenses (minimum number of clients required per visit)
  • Channel Islands - additional £25 to cover expenses (minimum number of clients required per visit)
  • Wilts/Gloucester/Bolney - £25 fixed diesel as long as more than 5 clients seen
  • Anglesey - £10 fixed diesel for one location clinic of 7 or more.

Saddle Fitting Consultation

  • Full saddle evaluation (this can be existing or new potential saddle)
  • Horse evaluation (including back profiles taken)
  • Riderless Saddle Evaluation*
  • Mounted Saddle Evaluation*
  • A saddle report to keep with your horse's records.
  • All advice is based on the measurements taken on the day and fully documented.

*If you need a further follow up appointment this appointment fee is chargeable each time as it is payable per appointment

*Mounted evaluations will NOT take place where saddles clearly do not fit and cannot be altered, but should always take place to confirm a saddle fits.If the client is unwilling to have the saddle mounted for the check, a waiver will need to be signed.

COVID-19 update

We are now operating fully with Covid protocols.

Carbon Dioxide monitoring to lower the coronavirus threat

Published 2nd November, 2020 by John Hatcher

There is evidence that carbon dioxide levels in buildings correlate strongly with the airborne spread of infection. Consequently, CO2 monitors could act as the “canary in the coalmine” to mitigate the coronavirus threat.

Carbon dioxide is generated by the exhaled air of people who stay indoors. Each person in a building will exhale approximately eight litres of air per minute: air that has been in close contact with the lung tissue (1). Alongside CO2 at a concentration around 40,000 parts per million (ppm), the exhalation also contains tiny liquid droplets (aerosols) which, due to their size, can float in the air for a long time. These droplets will contain any virus particles present in the lungs. Research shows a method to mitigate infection can be implemented with CO2 monitors on site.

There is some consensus that sinking speeds of such aerosols are typically a few meters per hour and a decrease in biological virus infection activity has a half-life of approximately three hours in laboratory conditions (2). This means that the room air remains polluted for a long time. If a healthy person inhales these contaminated droplets, and if the number of virus particles they contain exceeds a minimum infectious dose, the disease is transmitted. Whilst it is difficult to measure the viral load directly, energy harvesting wireless sensors are the ideal way to monitor CO2 levels and hence prevent the build-up of reused air.

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