Saddlers & leather workers from around the world join host Christian Lowe to share stories and secrets on the leather trade and the art and life of making, repairing, and selling saddles and other equipment for horses.
Rachael Argo is a Society of Master Saddlers (UK) Qualified Master Saddler and Qualified Saddle Fitter.
Rachael was head groom at Belwade Farm, a horse stables near Aboyne, Scotland, where she oversaw a yard of up to 100 horses and 8 staff members. During this time she was fortunate to be able to work with some of the best vets, farriers, physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons in the UK. Rachael developed a good eye for movement and conformation in a horse and also an appreciation for what we expect from horses and the problems that can arise from these expectations.
Rachael also rides to a high level and finds that her riding ability helps greatly when assessing horse and rider for a saddle fit. This gives her a better understanding of what is required from the saddle and from the horse. It enables her to pick up on issues that may otherwise go unnoticed and often helps to avoid potential problems for horse and rider.