Throughout 2020, we will be changing the way we offer training and education to those interested in joining the BALANCE Team as BALANCE registered Test Ride Facilitators (as well as to horse owners who just want to learn more).
If you are interested, please just email us via the Contact Us Page and we'll update you about it. It would also be helpful if you could let us know a bit about yourself when you inquire, for example your experience with the BALANCE Saddling System/ Functional Saddling, and any other equestrian experience.
Occasionally a position opens up to help us in the BALANCE Office; when this happens the position is advertised on the BALANCE Facebook Page.
New BALANCE Saddles are currently only available for purchase through BALANCE HQ in England.
However, we are open to individuals and shop owners stocking the BALANCE pads and sundries if they wish. We are able to give a discount to anyone buying in bulk, but please be aware that our profit margins are very tight:
Because our products are expensive to produce and,
Because we try to keep our prices as low as possible for the sake of our clients.
So, there's not a lot of money to be made selling them I’m afraid.
Over the past 25 years, there have been many professional riders who have asked us to sponsor them by supplying a saddle free of charge. Some of these riders rode in a way that was sympathetic to the principles of the BALANCE Saddling System (understanding and respecting the bio-mechanics of healthy equine movement) and others clearly did not. We did not want to supply these riders with one of our saddles with the BALANCE logo on and appear to have an association with them. However, we also didn't want to offend those we refused! So, we took the decision many years ago that it was most fair to refuse all requests for sponsorship than allow some and not others.
Being able to move in a powerful, balanced and engaged way, without restriction or discomfort, is every horse’s birth-right and essential in order for him to be able to carry the unnatural weight of a rider, without doing harm to himself.