Täkt Saddlery is a relatively new company, built by an industry mainstay in Walsall, England. Täkt Saddles are designed and operated by an owner with a career in engineering and a passion for her horses, to create a truly bespoke saddle for clients. These saddles are designed to be a beautiful and high functioning saddle that meets the needs of the client, not the bottom line. The goals of Täkt are to provide exceptional customer service at all stages of the process and provide clients a seamless experience in purchasing a "made for you" saddle.
Nirvana Saddlery has elected to represent only Täkt Saddles because of their exceptional product, but especially their excellent business and customer practices. We have trained and conversed with other saddle brands but in the end, didn't see the customer service before, during, or after the sale or the company policies in place to provide support for their product, representatives, and especially clients. As a small business, it is important to us to provide products that the client will have a support system with at all times. Täkt is the only saddle company we have found that provides an exceptional product, personal attention, and is truly concerned with how your saddle works for you.
Beth has been actively involved in the equine industry since 1993 beginning with her first business - tack cleaning and repair as a teenager to pay for her horse and eventing entry fees. This evolved into working for VTO tack and being introduced to the tack industry where she began learning about the different brands, designs, customer service, and tack trends. Most recently, she has been a high end consumer as she pursued FEI level dressage experience. Tack that is functional, attractive, and a good value were important as she pursued these goals. In 2019, her health took a downward hit and instead of being able to pursue goals as a professional horse person, she had to re-evaluate her goals. While reflecting, she realized that as an upper level rider, it was very difficult to find reliable and professional services to support horse owners. Combined with her extensive experience as an upper level rider and a career as a university level anatomist plus a passion for all leatherwork, she knew immediately that saddle fitting and leather goods sales would be an excellent fit. She loves meeting new people and their horses while helping them achieve a better relationship with their horse. Tack can't solve everything, but if you are secure and comfortable in your setup, this will open doors to a higher understanding with your horse.
the Buying Process
Purchasing a Täkt saddle with Nirvana Saddlery is a straightforward process that involves a collaboration of the fitter, the client, and the company to assure the best fit for the client. In the professional workplace, you wouldn't solely develop a project, research it, then come to a conclusion without the input of other people. The same is true here. Instead of "waving a magic wand" like many fitters and saddle company representatives, we go over the steps of the fitting process, the differences in the saddles, and double check our observations and recommendations with Täkt before we finalize the sale. This allows for quality control and a system of checks - which we welcome.
Because Täkt is focused on quality, not quantity, we work with you, your anatomy, and your horse's anatomy to make alterations to the seat, flap, and tree as necessary to give you the best ride you can get. The models that you will try at a demo appointment will help select which model most closely matches you and your horse and then we work from there to tune in the rest of the fine details. Modifications are never something we shy away from so if something in the past has "sort of" or "almost" fit, we are more than happy to alter designs to meet your needs.
If you are interested in a bespoke Täkt saddle, we meet with you and perform an evaluation of you, your horse, and your needs. Trainers are welcome to participate as well. Online evaluations are available as well to stay in compliance with COVID or to bridge distance issues.
If you are interested in a demo, in-stock, or consignment saddle and need it faster, we can meet with you in person or online to go over measurements, goals, and send you a saddle (Täkt saddles are sent and returned at our cost, consignment saddles are at your cost).
For bespoke orders, we submit all information to Täkt for ordering, design, and manufacturing. You will have a loaner saddle from the demo trial to ride in until your saddle arrives so you are never without a saddle. The loaner saddle is included in the purchase price of the bespoke saddle. If Täkt or you have any questions, suggestions, or additional ideas involving design or add-ons once we leave the loaner with you, they are happy to modify or add as you need until the saddle begins manufacturing. Turnaround time for bespoke saddles is normally eight weeks or less.
For in-stock saddle orders, we offer a trial period or simple outright purchase with all Täkt warranty information in accordance with that particular saddle. This fluctuates due to the condition of the saddle (new, demo, loaner, or used).
When your bespoke saddle arrives from England, it is sent to Täkt and then Nirvana Saddlery where we assess it for quality and correctness before we make an appointment with you to deliver it. At this visit, we will assess fit for you and your horse, answer questions, and double check anything we need to with Täkt at this time. Any minor saddle adjustments will be performed at this time. After this, we will recommend a check up fitting at 3-6 months and then every 12 months after that depending on horse.
Beth is an independent saddle fitter which means that she is available to work on all saddle brands and models. While we represent Täkt saddles, unlike many saddle companies, it does not mean that that is the only company we are allowed to work with. Our services can be seen on our Service page and includes saddle adjustments, flocking, and repairs to saddle finding services. Services can be booked on our Booking page or by Contacting Us. Additionally, we create leathergoods ranging from custom dog collars to handbags. Horse and rider goods are available for online purchase, at saddle fittings, or at events. Commissions are accepted at this time and ready to ship items can be seen in our shop.