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 Saddles & Leatherwork


It is Saddleryessential that saddles fit correctly and well to prevent disomfort and pain for horse and rider.   In a properly fitted saddle the horse will be able to move freely and because he will be able to use his back muscles in the right way, he will be able to develop a balanced, rounded outline when properly schooled.  The rider will also be able to maintain a better position and be more effective and comfortable as a result.

A badly-fitting saddle can do a lot of damage which can lead to back pain, lameness and bad behaviour (bucking, rearing, napping etc). 

To be certain that your saddle fits properly it is a good idea to have it checked by an experienced, qualified saddle fitter who will be able to offer advice about alterations or replacement if necessary.

Here at Murphys we offer a saddle fitting service through our Society of Master Saddlers qualified saddle fitter, Lena Lee.  Lena can visit your premises, by appointment, with a selection of saddles to help you choose the right one for you and your horse, whatever your equestrian activity. 
By arrangement we can also allow you to try saddles yourself at home or bring your horse to us at the shop  -  please phone or email for details.
We have a wide range of saddles, both new and second hand,  by Equipe, Prestige, Albion, Ideal, Kent and Masters, Saddle Company, Thorowgood and many others, to fit most types of horses and ponies. 
To compliment your choice of saddle, (or just because you want somethimg new!) we also have a large selection of English leather bridles, breastplates, martingales, girths, stirrup leathers and headcollars.  
Our bridles are made for us in Walsall out of the best English leather and we also stock other brands, all at reasonable prices.  Of course, we also have a wide selection of breastplates, martingales and girths, feel free to drop in and browse through our range.
We have an extensive range of bits in both stainless steel and various materials by Abbey, Neue Schule, Myler, KK, Happy Mouth and Nathe.  Our experienced staff are happy to assist you with any questions you may have about the various bits available.