WB Saddle Solutions

Welcome to Warmblood Saddle Solutions LLC!!

Terri Anne Dougherty

Schleese Affiliate- USA

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Terri Anne Dougherty Is a proud member of Saddlefit 4 Life! Terri Anne is a Certified Equine Ergonomist, Certified Saddle Fitter, Certified Riding Instructor. Terri Anne is currently finishing her NYS licensing for Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Nursing with more than 10 years experience in the field.

C.S.E./I.S.F.

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We provide a full range of saddle services! Please contact Terri Anne at terriannedougherty@gmail.com if you wish to have an evaluation of your current saddle or if you are in need of a new saddle for your horse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terri Anne Dougherty travels all over and services numerous areas, including, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Wisconsin*, Illinois*, and some Texas areas*.   ** These areas require flight travel and overnight stays, additional call charges apply for on site visits, with less than 5 riders that are registered.

 

Onsite Evaluations, Refits, Repairs, Seminars and Saddle Sales! 

” Helping Riders Find Long Term Solutions!”

 

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* For those desiring a Saddle Evaluation Clinic or Saddle Fitting Clinic at your barn with a minimum of 5 or more, please

click here to email Terri Anne Dougherty.

Schedules fill up quickly, so don’t delay!

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KISSING SPINE- CAN BE REVERSED AT A CERTAIN POINT.

Once a spine is fused, surgery is required, which is expensive, not to mention opens a whole other arena for problems with healing and infection.

Horse and Rider Evaluations take 45 minutes to an hour depending on the needs of the horse and rider. Sometimes we take a little longer if the horse or rider has special circumstances requiring more time.

 

 

Client Feedback:

” Just had a STELLAR Ride! Finally starting to feel at home in my new saddle!, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!- Ashley G.”

” Just wanted to let you know how the saddle evaluation went for me at my barn on Saturday  with Terri Anne Dougherty.

The first thing I noticed was Terri Anne’s punctuality, professional
casual attire with Schleese polo shirt, beauty and friendliness.

Terri Anne was very knowledgeable, clear, great with the horses and she
has an amazing eye. There is both significant breadth and depth to her experience and knowledge.
She was down-to-earth with a great sense of humor. She clearly loves
horses and cares deeply about them, regardless of the horses’ worth,
breed or behavior. (She was clearly a bit biased about Gil my 20 year
old Fjord-like us, she could not talk about him without a smile and a
giggle!:)
She was low key when I was making the difficult decision about making
such an expensive purchase, respecting the fact that I have limited
resources. That is probably one of the reasons that I bit the bullet and
went for the best of the best. (Had I felt pushed, I would have
resisted.)

What was most wonderful, apart for the incredible Schleese saddles, was
Terri Anne’s passion about horses, saddle fit, and Schleese saddles.

Thank you for giving me and my farm the chance to spend time with Terri
Anne. We 2 legged ones benefited from her visit almost as much as the 4
legged ones!

I can’t wait to ride my new horse in my new OBRIGADO! – Marie W.”

 

 

“I want to thank you so much for helping me with my beautiful new saddle. I am really loving it and nothing makes me feel better than knowing my horse will be comfortable. The whole process was fascinating and your knowldge, skill, and experience gave me a lot of confidence. It was also heartwarming to see your lovely daughter working with you. It’s pretty nice that she shares this love of horses and concern for their well-being. Good luck with this explosion of interest in Schleese! And have a nice fall. I’ll keep you posted and see guys next year! All my best,-Kim F.”

 

 

 Hi Miriam,
I don’t know if you remember me…I am the person with the Morgan that found the used Wave on ebay. You tried to help me out with that process…which did not work in the end.
Terri looked at the Wave and the saddle would have needed to be re-done for it to fit Shay. So, we ended up with a new Triumph…which we both love! Terri was great! She made it easy and I would recommend her services to others.
Best,
Steph & Shay”

 

Hi Miriam. Terri Dougherty came to do a saddle fitting for me last week and I wanted to let you know that it was a great experience. She took plenty of time to measure both me and my horse, and she was very knowledgeable about saddle fit. She explained how poorly fitting saddles can negatively affect horses, and she made some helpful suggestions re: how I can make my horse more comfortable. I was able to try several saddles and did order a new one, which I am very excited about! I will recommend her to anyone who seems to be having saddle issues at the barn. Landa L.”
 

 

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a SADDLE that is NOT FITTING a horse properly and the outcome was extreme pain to the touch in SI ( as well as lower lumbar pain, kissing spine, & inability to move their shoulders under saddle).

THIS WAS DUE TO:

  • Narrow in the channel
  • Too Long, and laying on the horses kidneys and in the “bucking point”
  • Vertical Panel was too long and the tree angle was too narrow, encompassing the horses shoulders, notallowing movement.
  • Billets Too Far Back- Pushing Rider out of Correct Seat Alignment, Putting weight where we as riders, and horses do not want the weight to be at all. How many of you, have had  a vet inject your horse or know of someone who has, in the 15 and 16th vertebrae? This is why. After a period of time, the spine becomes like a train of cabooses all crashing together and then it really starts to hurt.

 

 

 SIGNS OF DISCOMFORT OR PAIN:

Pinning Ears, “Girthy”, Sticky in Movement, or unable to move out, or short stridedor changes in behavior ( tossing head, tail swooshing, or tail cocked to one side all the time under saddle), does not breathe out as they should during work, no licking or chewing, no foam or salivation under work…

These are just  some of the signs, that your horse is uncomfortable or is experiencing minor or major pain. Many horses are very stoic and will tolerate pain for a very long time before they end up with long term damage and show their behavior to you as their owner. And there are other horses that will tolerate very little and will let you know the slightest discomfort and sometimes in scary way.

If your horse is displaying any signs or symptoms that they are uncomfortable or  if you are unsure, I evaluate all brands of saddles and will be happy to evaluate yours. Please contact me via my contact form today and schedule your appointment. You will be glad you did and it will save your horse long term damage as well as thousands in veterinarian bills for you as a horse owner.

Call me today, and start your journey to riding pain free!!