Lindsey (also goes by LK) is a Society of Master Saddlers Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter (QSF), Lantra certified bridle and bit fitter, and the founder of Safe and Sound Saddle Fit. She is dedicated to helping clients across the Midwest achieve their riding goals without sacrificing the comfort of their beloved horses.
LK trained extensively with the Master Saddlers Association in 2016 and is proud to be Minnesota’s exclusive County Saddlery representative. She also regularly works throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and even travels as far as Montana for fittings! Her training enables her to balance a rider’s seat, compensate for a horse’s asymmetry, and support overall equine movement and performance through proper saddle fit.
Understanding that the keys to a sound, willing equine partner include ALL tack and equipment, LK decided to pursue an education in bridle and bit fitting in 2017. She earned her Lantra Certificate in Lorinery Science (bit fitting) in 2018 from the NS Academy, and was honored to receive the Loriner’s Award and Certificate of Achievement for highest-marked student. LK also completed the CPD Accredited Horse Bit Fit Bridle Fitting coursework with Distinction in 2019. She is now one of only a few certified bit fitters in the United States.
She continues to build on her education and stay up to date on current research by studying at the North American Saddlery School, and attending as many biomechanics and sports medicine seminars as possible. In 2023, she had the honor of completing the prestigious Society of Master Saddlers’ advanced saddle fitting course with other experienced candidates from around the world. On June 22, 2023, after passing a day-long, rigorous and multifaceted exam, LK became a SMS Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter, one of only a couple dozen in the United States.
LK has ridden and loved horses her entire life. Having dabbled in many disciplines over the years, her current loves are three-day eventing and trail riding. She owns an Irish Sport Horse mare named Roku, a Connemara/Thoroughbred mare named Firefly, and a Rocky Mountain gelding named Griffin. Her saddles of choice are the County Epiphany and Innovation, and her custom-made CL Custom western saddle. When she is not working with horses, LK enjoys music, reading, watching professional wrestling, and drawing. She is also makes the innovative and customizable Do Or Do Knot Rope Halters.
BASED IN: Saint Paul, MN
ASSISTS CLIENTS IN: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana
SERVICES OFFERED: County Custom Saddle Fittings and Sales, Saddle Fit Checks, Flocking Adjustments, English and Western Saddle Fittings, Bridle and Bit Fit Checks, Neue Schule and Trust Equestrian Bit Fittings and Sales, Billet Replacements, Virtual Saddle Fit Evaluations, Virtual Bridle Fit Evaluations
QUALIFICATIONS: Society of Master Saddlers Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter (QSF), Master Saddlers Association Certified Saddle Fitter, Lantra Certified Bridle and Bit Fitter