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Fitting the Saddle to the Rider

When it comes time to purchase a saddle, how do you know that the saddle you spend several hundred to a few thousand dollars on will not only fit your horse, but also fit you? If you have ridden in … Continue reading

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Saddle Pads and Dust Patterns

The first sign of a poorly fitting saddle is usually seen after riding when you take off your saddle and sweat marks are uniform over the horse’s back except at certain points. Eventually, the back may show abrasions (rub marks), … Continue reading

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So…Why Does My Saddle Need To Fit?

by Kristen Vliestra Lately there has been a noticeable trend in dressage forums to ask the question, “Why has saddle fit become so important? When I rode as a kid we never worried about that stuff”. Obviously, the fit of … Continue reading

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Saddle fitting information and videos

Jochen Schleese trained with Passier & Son in Germany, and in 1984, he was certified as the youngest Master Saddler ever in Europe. In 1986, he was asked to be the Official Saddler for the World Dressage Championships held just … Continue reading

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