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[24 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]
Basic Saddle Fitting Guide

An ill-fitting saddle can cause pain and discomfort for your horse during riding which can lead to poor performance. Because of this, it’s vital that your saddle fit correctly. Advanced saddle fitting should be done by a professional, but you can use this guide to see if a pro is necessary.
Your horse should be standing squarely on level ground. Lay the saddle forward on the horse’s withers without a pad or girth. Tug the backwards and the saddle should feel like it “locks” in place. Many riders place their saddle …

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[5 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
What makes a saddle great for Cross Country?

Cross country events provide excitement and challenge, but as a rider becomes more advanced, it’s important to have a great saddle. One of the first things they learn – typically the hard way through trial and error – is that the design of the saddle has a definitive effect on the riding form, which can greatly help or adversely hinder the performance of both the horse and the rider. Let’s take a look at some of the more important aspects of a good cross country saddle.

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[5 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Mono-flap vs. Dual-flap

Mono-flap saddles are a relatively new edition of the english saddle but are becoming popular across the Cross Country world.

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[5 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Cleaning your saddle

Cleaning your saddle will not only make it look great but make it last long.

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[5 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
What can I do to protect my saddle?

Follow these quick tips to keep your saddle in great shape for years to come