The Total Contact Saddle is an innovative treeless saddle that fits a wide variety of horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes. One size really does fit all!
No, it doesn't look like a a 'traditional' saddle .. because it isn't. But ... you can still do everything in the Total Contact you do in a traditional saddle.
Visit the Total Contact website to view the Technical information and their superb Client Reviews.
Angel Horse is super proud to be offered the opportunity to facilitate Trial Sessions for the Total Contact Saddle.
I offer a trial and fitting service in the East Midlands so you trial the Total Contact saddle before you purchase.
You will also receive photos and videos of your trial, and a list of the equipment you have used in your trial, and links to purchase them from
If you decide to go for it and buy a Total Contact Saddle we are able to offer you a special discount code for £25 off your order.
After your Total Contact Trial we will give you a unique discount code to apply at the Total Contact Equine Solutions checkout.
'How long will my Saddle Trial take '?
I generally only take one Saddle Trial client a day. Everyone is different. Some clients are happy and confident within an hour, and some prefer longer to incorporate a little schooling, pop a few jumps,or having a go at tacking up and untacking.
Your fee is therefore a flat rate, not per hour, to ensure you have the maximum time to try the saddle and familiarize yourself with it fully.
I prefer to work this way because there is nothing worse than clock watching when you are trying to absorb new information. Every horse and person , and their circumstances are unique. Some things are easier to learn, and teach, than others and I won't leave a session until I am confident that what we have set out to address has been appropriately achieved.
' What equipment will I need for the Total Contact Saddle Trial?'
You will need your horse's usual bridle, girth, saddlecloth or numnah and your stirrups. Please take your stirrups off your leathers as I will bring close contact dressage webbers for you to use.
You must wear a suitable protective riding hat.
'May I have spectators?'
Yes, of course!
1 person - £30
2 or more - £25 each
Area covered: East Midlands, UK.
Mileage over 5 miles from DE7 postcode charged at 30p per mile .
For bookings of 2 or more clients, any mileage charge may be shared between clients.
To discuss your requirements please contact Dawn for further information on 07840 873925
'Dawn helped me try out the TCS and it's made a big difference. I've ridden a Shire and a Standard-bred in the TCS, I've jumped, galloped and shown in a local schooling show in mine and it's just normal now. Highly recommend giving it a try!
' Shame Jack had to move to Scotland before Dawn could have had another schooling session with him, but he's going well, learning to wear big boy pants and go solo in his Total Contact Saddle.'
' Yesterday, after work, I went to test a new saddle, from Total Contact Equine Solutions in order to see if that may help Rodney feel more secure in his riding with me since he's still being a bit of a bugger and I've got a better idea of what's going on with his back as I ride him.
I rode on a gorgeous Shire called Ollie, owned by Dawn Cox. They allow people to test out the saddle through their website called Angel Horse - Equine Rhythm Beads & Equine Assisted Therapy.
It's been an amazing experience as I'm profoundly deaf too. Loved being with Ollie, and Dawn was just amazing, patient, understanding & easy to lipread which made it all the more fun to learn to ride in the Total Contact on Ollie.
Towards the end of the saddle trial Dawn got me to try something unorthodox. Ollie is also ridden in a bitless bridle and the difference to riding this way and in riding with a regular saddle and a bit is SOO vast. it was amazing riding Ollie without the stirrups and bridle. OMG!!! Absolutely freeing to have Ollie responding to just my legs, and the best part was that he did a circle with his back legs staying within the same place!!
I've loved every minute of it and will soon be ordering myself a TC saddle! Thank you Ollie and Dawn, I'll be back soon!! Xxx