How a saddle fits in the shoulder area of a horse can dramatically change their way of going. Our very last horse of the day in Alabama was a great example of that and we decided to share it here! … Read More
That’s amazing that she changed so much within the short time. I have been riding her a lot and I do feel like she is filling out quite a bit. I am noticing a huge difference with the new saddle and I am super happy with my purchase. She stopped her head shaking during lessons and she doesn’t seem to have the sore spots along her spine anymore. You really did a great job with your consultation and the fitting!
Since my first saddle fitting with Kristen in 2006, I have been completely thrilled with her work. She is concerned with not just fitting the horse but also fitting the rider. If you have questions, she is more than happy to answer them.
Kristen has helped my horses over the years. She is very knowledgeable in fitting the saddle and making your horse comfortable. I won’t trust anyone, but her to keep my horses sound.
The best thing I have done for my horse is have my saddles evaluated by Kristen. Kristen has a thorough knowledge of equine anatomy, and she is meticulous about evaluating how the saddle fits the horse and rider. I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience. -Marilyn DVM, LA
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While saddle pads are not technically part of the saddle they are instrumental in the saddling process and need to be properly evaluated and fitted. Also to be considered is saddle pads used for assisting fit. By this I mean … Read More
One of the most common and incorrect evaluations of damage to the equine loin from saddle fit is muscle atrophy. I am very passionate about this subject because I have come across several horses in the last 16 years who have … Read More
I was doing some research for an article I am working on and came across this fascinating study titled: Preliminary field study on saddle pressure distribution in horses without back pain. (*1) (Please click on the link for the entire study … Read More
I had initially planned to follow up my Tree Angle: Part 1 – Too Wide with a post about angles being narrow. Then, this week I had the opportunity to work with a lovely Arabian mare named Foxy and she inspired … Read More
One of the most common issues that I run into in saddle fitting is that the angle of the tree (across several different models, styles and disciplines) is too wide. In the saddle fit world often a rider will think … Read More
Because I got a huge response to my initial post on male and female saddles I decided to put another blog post together on the subject but from a different angle. What I want to talk about today is the Q-Flexion … Read More