The Aims of the Saddle Research Trust

  • To promote the welfare of the ridden horse.
  • To raise awareness of the widely underestimated issues surrounding the interactions between horses, saddles and riders.
  • To educate and inform the stakeholders within the equine industry – Riders, coaches, horse owners, professional healthcare practitioners, saddle professionals and other welfare organizations.
  • To support humane scientific research, the translation of scientific research and the dissemination of information.

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Latest News

Come Along For the Ride Podcast


Saddle Research Trust Director, Dr Anne Bondi was recently interviewed by Come Along for the Ride, Australia.


Click here to listen to this fascinating insight into her life and views on horses, riders and saddlery.

CPD Training Course (Australia) - space remaining


The Principles of Saddle Fitting: Horse, Saddle and Rider Interaction 5 day course to be held in Macclesfield, Victoria, Australia (4 - 8 Feb 2019)


With Dr. Anne Bondi BHSI, Saddle Research Trust Director.


If you are interested in joining this course or for more information:

Welfare & Performance Awards 2018 Winners


The SRT are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Welfare & Performance awards, as presented at the Gala Award Dinner on 8th December 2018 - voted for by you!


Click here to view details of the winners.

Saddle Research Trust 4th International Conference - Save the Date


Thank you to everyone who supported the 3rd International Conference. We’ve had amazing positive feedback from our delegates, presenters, special guests and sponsors,  All of the presentations were deeply interesting and we were filled with enthusiasm and renewed purpose after the conference, ready to take the welfare of the ridden horse another step further forward.


A date has been set for the next Saddle Research Trust Conference! Keep 11th December 2021 free in your diary and look out for #srt2021 on Twitter.


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SRT referral scheme to help horse owners combat saddle related problems


To support the need for an independent, expert advice service, the SRT has a referral scheme to assist horse owners in reaching a definitive reason for saddle related problems.


Having been in operation for some time now, we have have added a testimonial section to the scheme webpage so that you can read stories of how the scheme has made an impact on horse owners.


The referral scheme is exclusive to SRT Members and Friends of the SRT (click here for more information on membership). The case will be assessed by the SRT and if deemed suitable, referred to the SRT Veterinary Advisor who will carry out an independent examination of the horse, saddle and rider. A written report will be provided for the owner and their associated professional practitioners (veterinary surgeon, physiotherapist, saddle fitter etc).


Click here for more details on the scheme, instructions on how to apply and to read the testimonials.

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