Welcome to Singing Cat Saddlery

We are proud to be your full service saddle shop located in Longmont, Colorado and serving all of Colorado and beyond! At Singing Cat Saddlery, you will find a wide selection of top brands including Prestige Italy, Adam Ellis, Ideal Saddlery, Keith Bryan, and WOW from First Thought Equine.

We hope you will take the time to explore our site and see all we have to offer, but we know some visitors may be searching specifically for information on WOW Saddles, so here is a button if that is you:

We also have a retail page where you can directly buy many of our products, including leather care products and used saddles, and either have them shipped to you or arrange to pick them up here for free


Meet our namesake: Mr. Mewton. This Russian Peterbald (real name, Yandex) loves to serenade the wandering chickens from his perch inside the house.


Services

When it comes to comfort and performance, a properly fitting saddle is key. Regular check ups and repairs extend the lifespan and improve the safety of your saddle. We are pleased to offer everything you need for the life of your saddle: Initial fittings, regular fit and safety checks, reflocking, repairs, and sales of accessories including girths, saddle pads, and high-end leather cleaning supplies.

Our store

Our physical shop is located in Longmont, Colorado and is open by appointment only. You can call us at 303-859-2368 or email singingcatsaddlery@gmail.com to set up a time to stop in for shopping or repairs. We are also happy to ship or arrange porch pick-up.

We carry a wide variety of girths and stirrup leathers, stirrups, leather care products, and a selection of schooling and show saddle pads including grip pads, shim pads, and Super Cool pads. We also carry locally-made skincare products from Enlightened Bee.

We are currently offering contact-free pickup and drop-off. Call or email for details and to set up a time!

New Saddle fittings

Ready to shop for your newest saddle? Congratulations! We know saddle shopping is sometimes difficult and we strive to make the experience as easy and fun as possible. Each new saddle fitting starts by filling out our form. From there, we schedule a visit with you and get to work on finding or building your perfect saddle.

saddle fitting notes:

In order to provide you with a no-pressure sales experience, and to provide you with saddles at the best possible prices, we charge mileage and fitting fees which can be credited towards the purchase of a new saddle.

Mileage fees will be split among all customers seen on the same day. This means everyone wins when you get your barn-mates to schedule their services at the same time!

We may request pictures of your horse before your fitting. Pictures should be taken on a level surface, with good lighting, with your horse standing as square as possible. You should include one picture from each side and one taken from the croup, facing the horse’s head.

Please help us maximize your time by having your horse groomed and ready prior to our scheduled arrival. After a back exam and template, we will do our “saddle parade” to see what saddles fit the horse before you have the opportunity to ride in as many saddles as possible. If you work with a trainer, they should be available to watch your ride after the first hour of your appointment.

Fittings can take up to three hours, so please plan accordingly.

Templates serve as an objective measurement of a horse’s development over time

Dawn Britnell demonstrating how to take a picture down the back of a lovely Donnerhall daughter

The view from the croup we are ultimately looking for

Saddle Checks

Horses change shape throughout the year and over the course of their lifetime. We recommend saddles be checked at least every six months to ensure the proper fit as your horse gains or loses conditioning and the saddle wears with normal use. The first step for getting a saddle check is filling out this form.

SADDLE Check NOTES:

Saddle checks usually take about 30 minutes, but can run longer.

Saddle checks include a back template and exam, which are kept on file to monitor ongoing changes to your horse’s shape and condition. We then look at each saddle used on that horse and, if needed, will make recommendations to improve the fit for horse and/or rider.

As with fittings, we charge a saddle check fee and mileage fee, so it’s always great to combine trips to your barn with a friend (or several).

If you have a WOW saddle that needs to be rebalanced: We can remove the old silicone plugs, hook up the Flair tubes, and re-adjust the Flair while you ride. Once everyone is happy with the balance, new silicone is installed, all screws are tightened, and you are good to go.

If you have wool panels that need adjusting: We will take your saddle back to the shop to rebalance the flocking.  As soon as it is completed you will be able to come pick it up, or we can arrange to ship it back.

ABOUT

Meet our team of saddle fitting professionals.

Amy Feineman is the founder of Singing Cat Saddlery and most commonly seen face in the field. Amy apprenticed with Master Saddle Fitter Beverly Harrison, and with Adam Ellis’ own apprentice, Carol Patty. She became a qualified WOW Saddle Fitter with David Kempsell in 2018, and works hard to stay up to date on their latest technologies. Her education in traditional saddlery construction and repair with Bev, Carol, and Adam is ongoing, hopefully indefinitely. Amy loves the methodical, analytical nature of saddlery paired with the instant satisfaction of seeing a horse and rider thriving in correctly fitted tack.

Amy grew up in a horse family, and was riding from an early age, focusing mainly on eventing but also dabbling in everything from working cow horse to classical dressage. After graduating from CU with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Amy worked in a toxicology laboratory drug testing race horses. When Mike and Amy moved to Longmont and decided to start a family, she began teaching lessons full time with the support of renowned mustang trainer Sean Davies. As a trainer she began to see the impact of ill-fitting saddles on a larger scale, and was determined to do her part to correct it.

Horse rescue and rehabilitation is a huge passion of Amy’s; she volunteered at the Horse Protection League, including serving on their board of directors for a term. She has also started young horses and worked with both BLM mustangs and horses fresh off the track. In 2003, Amy and her horse Tigger suffered a bad fall that resulted in compex injuries and long rehabilitations for both. Thanks to her background, she is experienced working with “difficult” horses, and working with horses and riders with pain and/or physical limitations. When not working on saddles, Amy enjoys teaching her daughters, Ada and Lily, to ride and garden.

Olivia Cottrill is currently studying to be a veterinary technician. Olivia has worked at several barns in the Longmont area throughout her high school and college years to support her horse addiction. She hopes to find a great long term career in the horse industry, and understanding how saddles are constructed and how to correctly fit them will be an asset. We hope she stays on and continues her saddlery training for as long as possible!!! She has finished her first flocking training course with Carol Patty and is looking forward to doing more training once travel is possible again.

Olivia has two wonderful Thoroughbred geldings, Tiamo and GC, and a very spunky yellow lab named Barley.

PRODUCTS

Click on the images below to learn more about each type of saddle, explore our current stock of new and used saddles, and view accessories and other items we carry.

CONTACT

We would love to hear from you! Get in touch and let us help you find your next saddle, and much more.

Our shop is open by appointment only. Make sure to call us or email to set up a visit.

For all phone inquiries please call Amy at 303-859-2368 and leave a message that includes your phone number.

For saddle fittings or questions about our services please email Singingcatsaddlery@gmail.com

For orchard and chicken related matters please email Amy@SingingCatOrchards.com

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