Good Fitting Saddle

Good Fitting Saddle

GOOD FITTING SADDLE Everything begins with a good fitting saddle tree. It’s the foundation for the saddle; the frame upon which everything else is built. Without a proper fitting tree, you’ll never have a good fitting saddle. Tree Fit Horse backs are like snowflakes, no two are the same. The job of the saddle tree is…

Language of Sweat Marks

Language of Sweat Marks

LANGUAGE OF SWEAT MARKS When buying my first saddle all I had to give them was the height, high withers and the breed. They sent me saddles that they were sure to fit, a height withered 16 hh thoroughbred. None came close. Understanding the language of sweat marks helped me find a saddle that fit….

Equine Back remains largely misunderstood by many riders.

Equine Back remains largely misunderstood by many riders.

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA It’s the equine back that might seem most essential to the rider. It’s where we put all our weight, where we place our ffavourite(and most expensive) riding gear, where we connect—directly, physically—with our mount, and where we communicate with subtle cues. But for all its importance, equine researchers say the equine back…