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  • equineinspired.info is all about George Gullikson. interesting how much this supposition was originally negated...

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    • 3s, Equine Inspired is in my neck of woods and that's definitely not George. I'm not a big fan of George (to put it mildly) but I'm a really big fan of Stacy from Equine Inspired.

      Lets put it this way - I would sell my horse and quit riding if my only option was to be fit by George (again). My experience with his fitting expertise wasn't exactly trust inspiring.

      Stacy, on the other hand, i really like. She is a very good fitter. She is also kind, responsive, shows up when she says she will, is easy to talk to, honest to a fault and *never* pushes anything so I trust her. I'm sure she could have made a lot more money by trying to sell me one of their brand new custom saddles but, instead, she recommended an older used Hennig because that fit my horse the best. She does sell George's saddles but she does not push them at all and if their models do not fit, she will say so (instead of telling you that you just need to learn to ride better). She also carries a bunch of used saddles, they are fairly priced and she never makes you feel like a second class citizen or a complete idiot for not wanting a brand new custom.

      In short, Stacy is *not* George, and thank goodness for that. I like Stacy.

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      • Originally posted by Snork View Post
        3s, Equine Inspired is in my neck of woods and that's definitely not George.
        Stacy may own the website, but Equine Inspired is the name of George's new business.

        https://www.linkedin.com/pub/george-...son/41/444/3a6

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        • Their whole naming convention is obtuse. I'm not sure about the reason behind it but i wish Stacy didn't have to take the fall for George because she really does not deserve to inherit his reputation. They are polar opposites in my experience.

          I always thought that Stacy took over George's business but it might be that she just took over our area (IL/WI) if George is using the Equine Inspired name on Linked In. The new saddles that Stacy carries are stamped "Equine Inspired" (just checked the flap on my trainer's saddle in the barn) so they are sharing a name but the website is definitely Stacy and the fitter (at least in IL) is Stacy as well. Since she never pushes any saddles, I just think of her as a nice fitter who carries a bunch of used saddles and some new saddles that do not fit me.

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          • Stacy is Equine Inspired Touch. George is Equine Inspired LLC. I was confused too but they are seperate companies. She did take a lot if his clients when he moved south and she died offer his saddles for sale if people are interested. She's awesome though and has done amazing things fitting my impossible to fit short backed, mutton withered sensitive horses I seem to keep getting! LOL She has a ton of used saddles and the last 3 she recommended for me were used and under $1000. She's extremely honest and easy to work with. Just to clear up the confusion similar name but not the same :-)
            Please excuse the typos...I'm always on my iPhone and autocorrect is not my friend. Yes I mean mares autocorrect...not mates.

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            • I know this is an old thread, but I feel I need to let others know who are googling this saddlemaker what my experience has been with George. I ordered a "custom" saddle two years ago - I needed extra D rings and didn't want the hole in the flap. He said no problem, he would have it made that way in Walsall, and gave me a "loaner". Well, I never got my saddle - it was one excuse after another, the last correspondence was from him in Nov. of 2018 saying he would have it to me in January. January came and went and no word from George (which is per usual) until I told him it was coming back and I wanted my money refunded. He said he didn't keep invoices ???? - but I still had mine and sent a copy to him. No response for weeks, and I got tired of waiting. I sent the saddle back and contacted the BBB. I am in the process of getting a lawyer involved. This man might be a good fitter, but he's a HORRIBLE businessman, and a liar, so I would say either buy one used from someone, or make sure that what you are getting is EXACTLY what you want, because he will promise things he can't deliver, and then you get stuck holding the bag. I never should have paid him up front, but he comes across as such a caring and genuine person. Don't be fooled.

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              • I know this is an old thread, but I feel I need to let others know who are googling this saddlemaker what my experience has been with George. I ordered a "custom" saddle two years ago - I needed extra D rings and didn't want the hole in the flap. He said no problem, he would have it made that way in Walsall, and gave me a "loaner". Well, I never got my saddle - it was one excuse after another, the last correspondence was from him in Nov. of 2018 saying he would have it to me in January. January came and went and no word from George (which is per usual) until I told him it was coming back and I wanted my money refunded. He said he didn't keep invoices ???? - but I still had mine and sent a copy to him. No response for weeks, and I got tired of waiting. I sent the saddle back and contacted the BBB. I am in the process of getting a lawyer involved. This man might be a good fitter, but he's a HORRIBLE businessman, and a liar, so I would say either buy one used from someone, or make sure that what you are getting is EXACTLY what you want, because he will promise things he can't deliver, and then you get stuck holding the bag. I never should have paid him up front, but he comes across as such a caring and genuine person. Don't be fooled. And there are well qualified trainers who feel the saddle puts you too far back on the horse.

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                • Originally posted by wallyworld View Post
                  I know this is an old thread, but I feel I need to let others know who are googling this saddlemaker what my experience has been with George. I ordered a "custom" saddle two years ago - I needed extra D rings and didn't want the hole in the flap. He said no problem, he would have it made that way in Walsall, and gave me a "loaner". Well, I never got my saddle - it was one excuse after another, the last correspondence was from him in Nov. of 2018 saying he would have it to me in January. January came and went and no word from George (which is per usual) until I told him it was coming back and I wanted my money refunded. He said he didn't keep invoices ???? - but I still had mine and sent a copy to him. No response for weeks, and I got tired of waiting. I sent the saddle back and contacted the BBB. I am in the process of getting a lawyer involved. This man might be a good fitter, but he's a HORRIBLE businessman, and a liar, so I would say either buy one used from someone, or make sure that what you are getting is EXACTLY what you want, because he will promise things he can't deliver, and then you get stuck holding the bag. I never should have paid him up front, but he comes across as such a caring and genuine person. Don't be fooled. And there are well qualified trainers who feel the saddle puts you too far back on the horse.
                  Thanks. I am no longer looking to get one anyway.

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                  • Originally posted by Maude View Post

                    Thanks. I am no longer looking to get one anyway.
                    Well, it's good that other people who may be considering one can be warned.
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                    Jinxyhttp://tiny.cc/PIC798&http://tiny.cc/jinx364
                    Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
                    The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY

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