Low Heel / High Heel Syndrome

Low Heel / High Heel Syndrome Dr. Kerry Ridgway Introduction The commonly observed condition where the heel of one front foot is higher than the other has ramifications that extend well beyond the effects on the foot itself. This condition is also observed in the hind feet, though less frequently. However, because of limitations and […]

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Understanding Saddle Fit, Part IV: Confounding Variables

Understanding Saddle Fit, Part IV: Confounding Variables Dr. Joyce Harman of Harmany Equine Clinic presents a four-part series on saddle fitting. Correct saddle fitting is as important to the equine athlete as correct shoe fitting is to the human athlete. The present design of saddles has been primarily for the comfort of the rider; riders […]

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Understanding Saddle Fit, Part III: Is It a Fit?

Correct saddle fitting is as important to the equine athlete as correct shoe fitting is to the human athlete. The present design of saddles has been primarily for the comfort of the rider; riders want close contact with the horse. However, in trying to achieve that effect, manufacturers have removed most of the support the […]

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Understanding Saddle Fit, Part II: Saddle Construction

Correct saddle fitting is as important to the equine athlete as correct shoe fitting is to the human athlete. The present design of saddles has been primarily for the comfort of the rider; riders want close contact with the horse. However, in trying to achieve that effect, manufacturers have removed most of the support the […]

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Understanding Saddle Fit, Part I: An Overview

Dr. Joyce Harman introduces us to the basics of fit.  Correct saddle fitting is as important to the equine athlete as correct shoe fitting is to the human athlete. In the last twenty years, great strides have been made in the running shoe industry, while the saddle industry has stood still or even lost ground […]

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Equine 3-D Back Profiling System

Equine 3-D Back Profiling System It all begins with the Saddle Tree How your saddle fits or conforms to your horse’s back, is determined primarily by the shape of the tree inside. If the tree doesn’t fit properly, neither will the saddle. Saddle pads may help for fine tuning a relatively close fit, but cannot […]

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Desert Style Riding Technique

Desert Style Riding Technique By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA An old style of riding could bring new benefits to modern-day endurance racing. Endurance could head back to its roots and see its riders adopting the “desert style” riding technique which, one research team says, leads to better horse-rider harmonization and faster galloping. “Confirming our hypothesis, the ‘desert […]

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I absolutely love this saddle!

I absolutely love this saddle! The seat is wonderful! And my horse has been blowing and moving out freely. I had to wait until I had tried it three times just to make sure. Hugs and thanks  – TGT

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Easy Fit Saddle Testimonial by Kelly Adams

Each saddle is fit to both you and your horse This light-weight close contact western saddle is revolutionary. Each saddle is fit to both you and your horse. The tree is custom fit to your horse and can be adjusted throughout the life and changes of your horse. The saddle seat can also be adjusted […]

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Whole Horse Dissection Clinic with Dr. Ivana Ruddock

By Terry Peiper, Fit Right Saddle Solutions In the spring of 2015, Larry & I attended Equine Touch Foundation Whole Horse Dissection Clinic with Dr. Ivana Ruddock at the home of Cate & Ray Stoltzfus in Shoemakersville, PA.  I highly recommend a dissection clinic to anyone that wants to gain a better understanding of horse anatomy.  Learning about […]

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