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Onsite Tack Services Offers Accurate Saddle Fit Analysis

Lithia, Florida – July 25, 2006 Onsite Tack Services® announces the availability of the complete Saddletech System for horse owners concerned about the comfort of their horses and the fit of their saddles. Onsite Tack Services® is, at present, the only licensed operator of this system.

Using a patented force measurement pad, the Saddletech System provides a color-coded computer display showing the distribution and intensity of pressure on the horse’s back from both saddle and rider. Unequal pressure distribution is immediately apparent. This system is the only saddle fit technique that incorporates the weight of the mounted rider in the fit analysis.

Saddle fit problems are resolved by using a different (fitting) saddle or by having a custom-fitted Saddletech Orthotic made for the horse. The Orthotic’s dimensions are determined through use of the Saddletech Gauge.

The Saddletech Gauge is a calibrated instrument that measures the 3-dimensional shape of the horse's back and compares those measurements to the dimensions of the saddle. Although bailing wire, plaster casts, special pads, paper tracings, and pegboards can provide some information about a horse’s back, these methods do not provide numerical measurements.

Using data from over 10 years of computer saddle fit testing, Saddletech has invented a thermoplastic formed structure that is "custom made" to the Saddletech Gauge measurements, adjusted by a patented formula to include the effect of the rider’s weight. The result is a "Formula Fit" Orthotic for each horse. This Orthotic is NOT "just another pad". It is a "measured" structure that can be objectively documented to really "fit, using computer interface pressure measurement.

Equestrians no longer need to guess about saddle fit and horses no longer need to suffer.

Onsite Tack Services provides several services to horse enthusiasts: tack repair, blanket repair, the Saddletech System for analyzing saddle fit, and custom tack work. It is the only licensed operator of the Saddletech System.


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