The best saddles and service ever! You guys are great!

The best saddles and service ever! You guys are great!

We really like how you can adjust the saddles so easily to fit just about any horse Also you can replace many parts of the saddle easily. As well as the saddle ages or if I wanted to change the look of the saddle, or make it become newer I can just change out a piece/part. I love the weight of the saddle It’s lighter than my dressage saddle, even so, this makes it easier to put into proper placement on my horse as well as saves my arms Don and I really enjoyed our time with Al and his wife while Al was fixing a loose concho on the saddle Very personable and knowledgeable people The saddles really look fabulous.

what causes saddle slip

what causes saddle slip

WHAT CAUSES SADDLE SLIP The relationship of lameness, saddle slip and back shape in the general horse population The cause of a saddle slipping to one side is called saddle slip. Saddle slip is usually blamed on poor saddle fit, crooked riders or asymmetry in the shape of the horse’s back, but we recently demonstrated…

Gaited Mare

Gaited Mare

Hope this letter finds you well and making saddles! I have been neglectful in letting you know how much my little gaited mare and I love her custom fit saddle. We put in over 100 hours from June to December, when I had to quit riding due to mud !!! and thus no trails. I also…

Adjustable Western Saddle to Fit a Rider

Adjustable Western Saddle to Fit a Rider

Riders also come in all shapes and sizes; what works for your friend or your trainer may not work for you. The female sit bones are generally wider than a man’s, big or little booty, lots of natural lower spine curvature or very little, etc, etc. we are all different. Rider fit is very important to your horse; a saddle that doesn’t fit you properly will affect your balance, which will cause the horse to compensate by moving differently. Our saddles can be adjusted to fine-tune fit for the rider. A neutral pelvis allows the rider to use their legs independent of the pelvis. A narrow twist in the saddle seat allows your calves to contact your horse.

The properly fitted saddle has made a big difference to my western dressage scores

The properly fitted saddle has made a big difference to my western dressage scores

Canadian Junior Competes At The Western Dressage World Show In Oklahoma Maverick is very sensitive and my first Western show saddle didn’t fit. We now have an Easyfit saddle that fits him way better and gives him better movement and more lift. In Level 1 we do leg yields and lengthenings in the jog. He…

Manifestations of laterality or crooked horse syndrome

Manifestations of laterality or crooked horse syndrome

Dr. Kerry Ridgway  Dr. Kerry Ridgway had, in the last three years, been working both as a veterinary clinician and as an educator, regarding laterality expressed as the“crooked horse syndrome.” Through client and horseman education, it was his goal to prevent and avoid so very many of the musculoskeletal problems that he encountered day in and day out….

People at the barn have commented on the drastic difference in the pony since using it.

People at the barn have commented on the drastic difference in the pony since using it.

People at the barn have commented on the drastic difference in the pony since using it. Finally got some photos; they are not the best but I will try for more soon. I’ve been riding regularly for the past couple of months. The saddle is just awesome! People at the barn have commented on the…

Recognizing Horses in Pain

Recognizing Horses in Pain

DVD featuring Dr. Joanna Robson Too often people don’t recognize horses in Pain. Short and choppy strides, loss of topline muscle, bulging shoulders, hollow-back – these are all symptoms of a horse in pain. “Stall Rest and Bute” is mistakenly the treatment when the underlying cause cannot be found, and joint injections don’t treat the underlying cause…

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…

Equine Back remains largely misunderstood by many riders.
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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…

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Proper Saddle Fit

When horses were the chief mode of transportation, they were bred to a somewhat uniform conformation within breeds. A saddle was a big investment and often had to last many horses. A horse that didn’t fit your saddle was usually put to work in harness. After WWII horse use began to transition from working animals…

Exercise’s Effects on Horses’ Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit
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Exercise’s Effects on Horses’ Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

By Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor  If you’re a runner, you’ve probably noticed that after a 45-minute jog your calf muscles seem a bit swollen or enlarged. They are responding to post-training fluid shifts, fibre hypertrophy (thickening), and the general strain of exercise. Horses’ muscles, particularly along the back, respond to exercise in the…

Saddle Fit
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Saddle Fit

Wearing boots or shoes that don’t fit properly can be both uncomfortable and painful. So much so, in fact, that few of us will tolerate the condition. Instead, we quickly will locate or purchase footwear that is comfortable. The good news is that as articulate humans with, generally speaking, enough disposable income available, we not…

Exercise’s effects Horse’s’ Back and Saddle Fit
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Exercise’s effects Horse’s’ Back and Saddle Fit

By Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor

Exercise’s Effects on Horses’ Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

If you’re a runner, you’ve probably noticed that after a 45-minute jog your calf muscles seem a bit swollen or enlarged. They are responding to post-training fluid shifts, fiber hypertrophy (thickening), and the general strain of exercise. Horses’ muscles, particularly along the back, respond to exercise in the same way. Have you ever thought about what effect this might have on your saddle’s fit as your horse works?