Nancy has trained with the owners, saddlers and designers at County
Saddlery, Performance Saddlery and Albion Saddlery to learn more
about saddle design, manufacture, fitting, and rider comfort. She
continued her saddle training at The Society of Master Saddlers
in the UK and the Master Saddle Society of the US. From both of
these elite societies she became certified as a Master Saddle Fitter.
She is a member of the Society of Master Saddlers of the UK and
the Master Saddlers Society in the USA.
Nancy learns from each horse and rider she works with.
Challenging horses inspire creative solutions which is what continues
to makes saddle fitting exciting even after twenty years. Combining
horse and rider biomechanics with the tenets of Saddle Fit have
made Nancy an expert in her field and noted lecturer throughout
the United States. Nancy continues to ride and train horses and
has now successfully trained many young horses to happily go into
water including the ocean.*
*not recommended for longevity of your saddle…
Since a childhood growing up in the urban jungle of Los Angeles,
Michele Guttenberg has always maintained an affinity for four footed
friends, beginning with dogs, rabbits and chickens (much to her
suburban parents chagrin) and segueing to horses. At Pepperdine
University Stables, where she began training in earnest, she learned
the importance of contact and communication between rider and horse.
In 1997, Michele Guttenberg began working with Nancy
Dotti, to extend support to equestrians seeking to improve their
riding experience. An avid athlete, Michele continues to combine
her passion for horses with the skills brought into focus through
physical training. Whitewater kayaking has brought greater definition
to her riding position, daily yoga continues to improve her core
stability, and running after her sons keep her fit.
Michele has worked and trained with the owners, saddlers
and designers of County Saddlery, Performance Saddlery and Albion
Saddlery, and is a trained US Saddle Rep. She continues her education,
with special interest in human and equine biomechanics. She brings
extensive knowledge of Albion Saddlery, having attended numerous
workshops, seminars and working alongside saddlers in the factory.
Michele Guttenberg has taught and trained other
professionals in the art and science of Saddle Fit. She understands
the importance of passion and expertise, and looks forward to helping
you find the saddle that fits.