Saddle Fitting 101

This page features educational articles to keep you informed about all matters related to keeping your horse comfortable in his saddle!
Please check back frequently, as I will continue to add articles that I feel will be helpful for my customers.

Quick Saddle Check - 10 Proven Steps
Follow these ten steps to check the fit of your saddle on your horse.
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The Importance of Correct Saddle Placement
A horse might have problems understanding aids correctly if a saddle is not placed properly on the horse’s back;
the aids are simply going to the wrong ‘places’.
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Muscle atrophy (damaged wasted away muscle tissue) due to ill fitting saddles
Every ill fitting saddle starts a spiral of pain. The horse moves in a different frame to avoid the pain caused by pressure points.
The result is that other parts of the body get over worked or work improperly.
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