Saddle and Tack Repair

Maryland Saddlery offers a full service in-house tack repair shop. Our Master Saddler is on site for expert saddle fitting, saddle and tack repairs, and handcrafted leather goods including bridles, breastplates and custom hunt appointments.

 

Tack Repair & Restoration

 

We offer a full range of saddle and English tack repairs using only the finest materials and traditional methods with the goal of restoring the item to its original appearance and safe use. We work on all brands of English and Western saddles. In addition to saddle repair, we also fix, refurbish, and re-make bridle parts, leathers, girths, and halters.

Visit our shop on the second floor of Maryland Saddlery in Butler, Maryland. Stop by or call Ridgely at     410-771-4135, Mon-Fri 10-4pm to discuss tack repair.

Repairs can be mailed to:

ATTN: Ridgely Davis

Maryland Saddlery

14924 Falls Road, Butler, MD 21023

 

 

 

Saddle Fitting and Adjustment

 

Proper saddle fit is crucial to the wellbeing, performance, longevity, and overall happiness of both horse and rider. Over the course of even just a few months, a horse's physique can change drastically and the saddle that once fit perfectly may now be causing sores, problems under saddle, and unnecessary pain.

Ridgley is available for saddle fittings to evaluate your current saddle for fit or fit issues, perform annual saddle fit checks, and asses fit on a saddle you are trialing for purchase. Call 410-771-4135 to schedule a fitting.

 

 

Custom Leatherwork

 

Maryland Saddlery offers custom, hand-crafted bridlework and leatherwork by Ridgley Davis. Hunt bridles, breastplates and hunt appointments are a few of our specialities.

All tack is hand-stitched and composed of the highest quality leather from England. Customization options include choice of leather color, leather style (flat, rolled, padded), stitching, hardware (brass or stainless), and "bling". All handmade orders include a FREE customized nameplate.

Stop by Maryland Saddlery in Butler Md to see what we have in stock or discuss a custom piece with Ridgley.

ABOUT OUR MASTER SADDLER RIDGELY DAVIS

Many of our products are inspired by the horse country and customers that have shopped with Maryland Saddlery for over 30 years. All are crafted by our Master Saddlery, Ridgely Davis. His designs are lovely and practical, and made to reflect the need of the final product. Those seeking a classically-crafted and durable product will fit perfectly with goods made from British tanned bridle leather, while those wanting a finer product with a softer feel will be better suited to something made from Dove leather. Browse our selection of available products, or reach out to us and let Ridgely craft you something from scratch.

Ridgely Davis has been in the leatherwork trade for over 30 years. He is a life-long horseman, foxhunter, farrier, and craftsman. In his early years he found himself apprenticing under gifted leatherworker Freddie Morretti in an eclectic leather shop over the post office in Glyndon, Maryland.

Freddie wasn't afraid to let Ridgely try new things, which equated to things Freddie didn't want to do himself. Ridgely was always up for the challenge! Freddie was happy to pass on the bridlework basics and his extensive knowledge of the fine art of leatherwork.

Perhaps more importantly than his shared technical skills was Freddie's recognition of Ridgely's passion for the trade and gift of the encouragement needed to become the successful saddler and craftsman he is today. Ridgely's son, Brant, recently joined him in the shop as his apprentice, with hopes of passing on the tricks of the trade.

Ridgely has since studied at Cordwainers College in England to learn the art of saddle fitting and repair from Certified Master Saddler, Malan Goddard. He particularly enjoys the process of achieving a proper saddle fit and seeing the benefits on the performance and overall well-being of both horse and rider.

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