Posts Tagged ‘saddle fitter’

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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The Simplest & Most Overlooked Key in Saddle Fitting

Some of us “lucky ones” have dealt with a hard-to-fit horse or have been though some kind of saddle fit nightmare.  We’ve had to learn first-hand how detailed and complicated saddle fitting can be.  There’s so much to worry about! Are the panels and tree the right size? Are the flaps the right length and in the…

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