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This is a topic that leaves a lot of us scratching our heads at. Personally, I have been through 7 saddles looking for the "right one". Rein It In is a way for me to share my personal findings of the western saddle fitting world, so that others can also benefit. How so? Well, we dug up some basics of saddle fitting which indicate what you can do and what you probably should not to do. Full disclosure, I (we) am (are) not a western saddle fitter...but fantastic news...we have one available by appointment! So here goes...
You know you have the proper saddle fitting when:
Congratulations! Now measure every inch of that saddle and jot it down or better yet, contact the manufacturer and request the specs. Remember, our best buds will change over time and so do we. Read on if you start experiencing different behaviors than above.
You know you have a saddle that doesn’t fit your horse properly when:
Maybe you’re thinking, “But what if some of the horse’s behaviors and symptoms you mentioned are par for the course? Doesn’t everyone get sore when riding their horse at some point?”
The simple answer is, yes. But since you’re still not convinced that your saddle is the problem, here are more obvious signs your saddle is definitely the problem.
These are the 6 direct and obvious signs and symptoms your horses saddle is definitely the problem:
Here are 3 signs your horse’s behavioral problems are due to back pain:
In conclusion, no matter what type of Western riding discipline you’re engaged in, proper Western saddle fit is crucial to your horse’s comfort and ability to respond to your commands.
Proper saddle fit will also decrease your own physical pain and soreness as well as your frustration with your best bud.
Now the fun begins! Time to consider whether you want a custom saddle, a brand new saddle, or something previously loved that no longer worked for someone elses horse because of fit (that's where Rein It In comes in). There are so many options out there and we would love to help you navigate!
We have enlisted the services of a fantastic up and coming saddle fitter ( Mountain Peak Equine ) who is just as excited to share her expertise. She will go over any questions you may have and help you find the perfect fit during your saddle fitting. We have our bookings available now!
Rein It In has a large parking lot to turn a full truck and trailer around in, as well as stall mats to safely unload on to. So make an appointment today and come shopping with your biggest and best bud in tow!
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