Sophie started her career as a human physio in 2006 and went on to get a qualification in animal and equine manipulation from OCEPT in 2012.
Following on from this she saw a gap in the market to sell quality used saddles at good prices as she could see the impact poor saddles were having on horses backs and their performance.
She still assesses and treats horses along with selling high quality saddles. She combines this with a busy competition career producing young horses with her husband international showjumper Andy Austin. Therefore she knows how important it is the have the best quality saddles that you can afford to get the best out of your horse.
She sources saddles from all ends of the country to get the best saddles for the best prices and is always here to give a helping hand.
She offers trial facilities at her home in Newbury and has a large arena with a full set of jumps to trial saddle.
Sophie was approached by Prestige Saddles to start selling new saddles. Sophysio saddles has a range of demo jump saddles riders can try and then they can create their own distinctive made to measure saddle. This will be made to fit the horse, rider and discipline. There are multiple options in saddle choice, size, width, colour, type of leather, panel, coloured piping, flap length and projection amongst many more. New saddles only take 4 weeks and Sophie prides herself on her after care service.