Posts by tsf

5 Reasons Your Saddle Doesn’t Fit (Answers May Surprise You)

We’ve all had the misfortune of seeing someone at the barn riding in a poorly fitting saddle.  Or worse yet, we’ve been that person!  While some saddle fit problems are obvious, some are not.  And even some of those obvious ones probably have different solutions than you’re used to hearing.  Here are the top 5…

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Crooked Saddles & Why Your Solutions Haven’t Worked

Crooked saddles plague horses and riders all the time with poor position and sore muscles.  But a quick Internet search found somewhere between zero and nil in the way of effective solutions to fix this.  Well, to be fair there are a couple answers our there… one recommends standing in one stirrup more than the other, and…

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The Flocking Truth… About Flocking

If you’ve read my earlier article Panels, Panels, Panels & Why Your Horse Cares, you’ve learned why wool is the best filling for saddle panels and that not all wool panels are created equal.  In this article we are going to talk about flocking, the most common adjustment we all have done to our saddles, and the…

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The “B” Word: What Most Saddle Fitters Don’t Talk About

You’ve probably had your ear chewed off by your saddle fitter discussing how to make your saddle fit using billet design, right?? NOT!  If you’re saddle fitter has discussed it then I applaud her, as she is most certainly in the minority.  The large majority of saddle fitters like to discuss flocking adjustments as the…

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