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Saddle fitting with Phil Porter

August 10, 2019

Phil Porter saddle fitHave you spotted the new EQ Saddlefit van?
Our saddler Phil Porter is mobile and offers a full range of services including saddle fitting and saddle demo rides from a huge choice of brands.

Ready to find out more? Call EQ Saddleworld North Richmond on 4571 2909. Our friendly team would love to answer your questions 

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More about Phil Porter – in his own words

“My background as a Saddler started back some 15 years ago where I learnt my trade from two of the best saddlers in the country … Paul Buckland and Peter Horobin.”

 “Further to this I have enhanced my knowledge of Saddlery,  working for 3 years with a Barnsby trained saddler and then spending further time with the HRH, Head Master Saddler to the Household Cavalry. I have been extremely fortunate in the experiences I gained working along side these great tradesman, it entailed building saddles for leading International riders, along with the saddles for the Pentathlon at the Sydney Olympics (2000) including a tailor made saddle for one of our Australian disabled riders.  I have also made a number of saddles for the Garryowen competitors which required craftsmanship to the most exacting standards. I have also made countless made to measure saddles for customers who had special requirements for themselves or their horses. I understand well that to be a good rider you must have a comfortable and happy horse and a correctly styled and fitting saddle is a key factor to the success of astute competitors.”

 “Saddlery and horses are a significant and special part of my life.  I have been riding, competing and along with my family breeding horses for as long as I can remember. This knowledge has also given me a deeper understanding of the riders needs. The study of confirmation, Types and movement of horses is fundamental in delivering a customized saddle.”

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