Tips for Purchasing a Western Trail Saddle

Tips for Purchasing a Western Trail Saddle

Trail riding often means sitting in a saddle for hours and navigating all kinds of terrain and weather. Comfort for your horse and you are paramount. Trail riding often means sitting in a saddle for hours and navigating all kinds of terrain and weather. Comfort for your horse and you are paramount. Saddle features beyond fit also need to be considered to get to where you want to go with all the right stuff. covers saddle features beyond fit also need to be considered to get to where you want to go with all the right stuff.

Better riding posture

Better riding posture

Better riding posture Riders seeking better riding posture and hand position may feel as if they are on an unending quest. Good body usage is closely related to good posture, whether you are standing on the ground, seated in a chair, or riding your horse. Your body will work more efficiently when your frame is…

Saddle fit for the Rider

Saddle fit for the Rider

Saddle Fit for the Rider Gender, as well as anatomy, plays an important role in saddle fit. Men generally have an easier time finding a saddle because saddles have traditionally been built for men. Women may have a conformational disadvantage, but with a saddle that accommodates their anatomy, they can achieve a proper position on…

what causes saddle slip

what causes saddle slip

What Causes Saddle Slip A Research Study The saddle rolling off to one side is called “saddle slip” and is usually blamed on poor saddle fit, crooked riders, or asymmetry of the horse. Research has demonstrated that slight hindlimb lameness is what causes saddle slip. Recent research has demonstrated a relationship between hindlimb lameness and…

Adjustable Western Saddle to Fit the Rider

Adjustable Western Saddle to Fit the 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.

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