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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 »