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Qualified Saddlers and Master Saddlers

Qualified Saddlers are individuals who are trained, skilled and qualified in their own right to make and repair saddlery.

Responsibilities include:
• Making saddlery, from cutting leather to treating the finished product
• Fitting a saddle to a horse.

Necessary qualifications/experience

• Level 3 City and Guilds Saddlery qualification
• Four-year apprenticeship working with alongside a qualified Master Saddler.

To become a Master Saddler, you will need either of the above qualifications, and have been in the trade for at least seven years.

Personal specification

Potential saddlers are expected to be enthusiastic, hardworking and able to demonstrate hands-on experience. You'll have a sound understanding of the anatomy of horses and the ability to work on your own or as part of a team. 

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