The gullet width is commonly mentioned on the internet as the only aspect of saddle fit necessary for the perfect fit.
Horseback riding often means sitting in a saddle for hours at a time and navigating all kinds of terrain and whether the BENEFITS OF EASY FIT SADDLES become apparent. Comfort for your horse and you are paramount. By rethinking every aspect of their design, Easy Fit Saddles has developed high-end, innovative saddles that are properly sized for horse and rider, light enough to lift onto a horse easily and have various adjustable features so you and your horse can find ultimate comfort and balance in the saddle. You can choose from various western saddle designs and finishes to suit your preferences.
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.
Ten reasons why you should buy an Easy Fit Saddle -> We measure your horse’s back and create a tree to match using our Easy Saddle Fit Kit. We guarantee an excellent fit, whether it is one of our fitters or someone remotely helping you measure your horse. -> The Easy Fit trees are designed…
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 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…
Achieving the proper Western saddle fit between the shape of the saddle tree, horse and rider are essential for overall comfort and performance.
gh age and fitness cycles, horses change shape over time. Then it’s nice to have an adjustable western saddle that fits your horse. Saddle shims and cable rigging are the main ways to adjust saddle fit on an Easy Fit Saddle.
Proper western saddle fit becomes more critical the more time a rider spends in a saddle, the longer the ride, and the heavier the load. Minor imperfections in the western saddle tree fit that may have little consequence on a short, once-a-week ride can cause significant soreness after a full hard day in the saddle for both horse and rider.
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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Western saddle fitting problems Anne Bondi Fewer people grow up with horses daily and have limited knowledge of western saddle fitting problems. Many of today’s horse owners do not have a family tradition of handed-down wisdom. This lack of natural horsemanship training has increased the number of horses managed by inexperienced owners. Welfare problems generally occur due…
New Mexico State University Study revealed Ill-fitting saddles can cause training and behaviour problems as well as unsoundness in the horse’s back
Just replacing the saddle with a “better” one is usually not the answer. Even if it is a $5000 saddle. “Asking the horse” is also a very poor method. Even if the horse initially seems comfortable it may not be at all suitable.
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