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Poor person saddle fit

Wet your horse’s back and saddle area with water before riding. Saddle your horse without using any pads. Ride through your normal paces (e.g., walk,

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The Healthy-Backed Horse

Most horses have 18 thoracic vertebrae—the bones we’re essentially sitting on when we’re riding. They’re also the bones from which the ribs flare. Five vertebrae make up the sacrum area, and these are usually fused together. Between these two spinal sections is the lumbar area, with numbers of vertebrae varying from one horse to another.

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Testimonial

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

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Easy Fit Difference

Easy to fit to Men or Women

Traditionally, saddles have been made for men. Our saddles are built to accommodate a woman’s unique shape, however, with minimal (or no) seat shimming, men

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Easy on the Eyes

Traditional looks have not been sacrificed to achieve a good fitting, lightweight, adjustable saddle. Our saddle makers have years of experience in combining high-quality, traditional materials

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Easy on Your Body

Aligning your spine, hips, knees and ankles puts you in a very balanced position on the horse. And, not having to accentuate the angles of

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Unique Tree Design

At Easy Fit Saddles we manufacture our own unique tree utilizing high-tech, lightweight materials. With a generous grant from the National Research Council, we selected and tested

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Made to Measure Tree

A good fitting saddle starts with a good fitting tree. The first thing we do is measure your horse using our 3D back profiling system which provides us

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Encounter with Panthers

Our Easy Fit  Saddles have been great riding the trails at the Ganaraska. Not just comfortable, but I’ve felt secure in it despite spooky encounters

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Article of Interest

What causes saddle slip?

Sue Dyson & Line Greve The tendency for a saddle to persistently slip to one side is a well-recognized problem in sports horses. It can

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Rider Fit

MALE VS FEMALE

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FEMALE AND MALE PELVIS FACT: 85% OF RIDERS ARE WOMEN. FACT: SADDLES ARE CONSTRUCTED MOSTLY FOR MALE ANATOMY. So why, when

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Anatomy of the Horse

The realization of the vast range of physical evolutionary changes that occurred in the horse began in 1825 with the first fossil discovery of the

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Equine Anatomy

WHAT IS A WITHER AND WHERE CAN I FIND IT ON MY HORSE? A wither is the bony ‘bump’ if you like, at the base

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Article of Interest

Schedule of Fusion

A great article by Dr Deb Bennet: “Owners and trainers need to realize there’s a definite, easy-to-remember schedule of fusion – and then make their

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Article of Interest

Muscle Atrophy in Horses

When a muscle of a horse decreases in size, seemingly melting away, it’s known as muscle atrophy. When this occurs, the primary concerns to a

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Saddle Fit

Saddle Fit Myths

Being knowledgeable about tack is part of our journey as a horseman. Yet when it comes to saddle fit, confusion and misinformation abound, Horses’ backs are

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Research

Don’t Forget the Feet!

Don’t Forget the Feet! Equine conformation and more particularly pathology of the feet affect greatly the way the saddle is going to sit on the

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Research

Understanding Saddle Fit,

Part IV: Confounding Variables Dr. Joyce Harman of Harmany Equine Clinic presents a four-part series on saddle fitting. Correct saddle fitting is as important to

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Testimonial

Look at this beauty!

Look at this beauty! Just arrived today. Can hardly wait to try it. Fits great, so comfortable Thank you, Easy Fit Saddles and Allen L

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Improving Saddle Fit

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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Bella loves it!

Bella loves it! My Morning Lark, Riding in an Easy Fit Saddles. Only 20 lbs and lots of freedom to move. Bella loves it!

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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

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Saddle Fit

Good Fitting Saddle

Good Fitting Saddle Everything begins with the saddle tree. It’s the foundation for the saddle; the frame upon which everything else is built. Without a

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Rider Fit

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

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