Diane Skocdopole & Sonic 2017 CPRA Rookie of Year and Permit Champions
We were able to visit with MATT FAWCETT (Multiple Time CFR qualifier, CFR Average Champion and 2 x CPRA Heel Horse of the year recipient) and DEVIN WIGEMYR (CFR qualifier and currently sitting second in the 2017 CPRA Heeling Standings) this past weekend at the Team Roping Canada Finals in Calgary, AB. Check out the interviews with these two great roping athletes in our
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We had a great weekend at the Runaway/Breeze weekend in Ponoka AB where we watched ladies take home some BIG cheques, literally! One we are extremely excited for is one of our endorsees Carman Pozzobon who not only took home $25K from this event but also set a NEW ARENA RECORD as well! Watch this video of Carman and her mare Ripp cracking off a 16.90 on this standard set! #teamwoodyscustomsaddles
Are you trying to get a jump on spring? Doing a little saddle shopping? Sorting through all the various information between saddle companies is the most difficult aspect of saddle shopping. Narrow, wide, twist, flare, bar angle, rock etc. All of these industry terms can have your head spinning and leave you second-guessing yourself on a daily basis with regards to saddle fit. Sometimes you might even receive conflicting information, which complicates an already difficult decision. As with products in any industry, the need to be different and stand out can sometimes outweigh the need to just keep it simple. Here are 5 basic questions to ask when considering a saddle:
Saddle and tree makers have been trying to develop the ‘perfect’ saddle fit for hundreds of years, and it is a guarantee the search will continue for a hundred more. There are so many factors that come into play with regards to saddle fit. No two horses are exactly the same; they may be close but not exactly the same, which is why the ‘perfect’ fit will remain elusive. Individual horses change their back confirmation throughout the year, shifting from being in shape to out of shape and back in shape again (especially here in Canada). Horses will also experience back changes throughout their lifetime as they age. WOODY’S CUSTOM SADDLES’ philosophy is that with an open mind and the right equipment, we can help you attain the BEST POSSIBLE FIT for you and your horse.
We feel the different sizes in our WOODY’S CUSTOM SADDLES fit a wide range of horses and people by incorporating some features that we feel are mandatory to great saddle fit. We personally use our products and personally inspect each and every saddle that comes in and out of our doors for quality. Whether it means a saddle purchase from us or not, we aim to help educate our customers the best way we can so you can reach optimal performance and comfort for you and your horse. We understand the demographics and the conditional struggles here in Canada and we are here to help bridge the gap between you, your horse and the BEST POSSIBLE FIT. In the end, if you are in the market for a new saddle, make your own evaluations. Talk to the saddle companies directly to ensure you have the accurate information from each company you are considering so you can make an informed, educated decision.
Happy saddle shopping!
DJ & Terryl Woodward
We want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Woody's Custom Saddles' website. We are still in the construction stage, so keep checking back for updates and improvements in the coming weeks.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has already purchased a Woody's Custom Saddle and/or made one of the many inquiries about one. It has been great visiting and discussing saddles and saddle fit.
We look forward to seeing new and old customers in 2017!
DJ & Terryl Woodward