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.

Remotely measuring a horse

Remotely measuring a horse

Welcome to Easy Fit Saddles’ state-of-the-art remote horseback measuring program. This measuring system is unique in the equine industry, we can measure both your horse’s back and your saddle. One of our saddle fitters will work with you 1 on 1, long-distance to assist you with measuring. Through this online process, you will find out exactly what you and your horse need.

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…

Saddles for the Hard to Fit Horse

Saddles for the Hard to Fit Horse

Many owners think their horse is very unusual, and it is becoming more common to have trouble finding saddles for hard to fit horses. They have gone from shop to shop and tried several saddles with no success. In general, horses are trending toward wider and shorter backs, and cross-breeding of horses worldwide has created even more shapes. Even though the old timers insist that one saddle will fit all horses, this is undoubtedly not the case. This is similar to you fitting into your brother or sister’s clothes; we are all unique. To compound the problem, there is no industry standard for saddle sizing and limited ways to describe the fit you are looking for.

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