admin, Author at Beval

Recent Posts

Saddle Fitting for the Rider

Seat Size Rider sizing is usually determined during your initial talks with the rider and trainer at the store. Have the rider sit in a saddle that is sitting properly on a sturdy saddle stand. The general rule of thumb is to be able to fit one hand sideways behind the rider to the cantle.… Read more »

Saddle Fitting for the Horse

Before beginning a saddle fitting on any horse, it is important that the rider discuss any issues that they are having with the horse’s back. If there are any unsoundness or soreness issues, it is important to know this before you begin a fitting. They may be caused by an ill-fitting saddle! The main reason… Read more »

American Sizing

American cut horse clothing is primarily used in the design of stable sheets, stable blankets, dress sheets and custom horse clothing. Providing a more contoured fit compared to the European cut, the American cut provides a center seam and rump darts to ensure a more ‘fitted’ appearance. Neck opening style and size varies between manufacturers… Read more »

European Sizing

The European cut is the most common style in turnout blanket designs. These blankets generally do not have a center seam; therefore, they do not follow the contour of the horse’s back. The neck line may be slightly higher than American horse clothing, making the opening of the neck narrower. In addition, darts are not… Read more »

Checking the Fit of Your Horse Blanket

Properly fitting a pony or horse blanket is extremely important to prevent shoulder and wither rubs as well as any injuries that could possibly result from an ill-fitting blanket. To check the length, stand behind the horse and gently bring the two ends toward one another against the horse’s rump… be cautious not to pull… Read more »