Saddle fit is a big issue for horses and riders, playing an important role in the comfort of both during a ride.
Many problems are caused by the saddle not fitting well, but that means they can also be solved when a better fit is found!
Discomfort is a big factor behind many behavior problems, from not standing at the mounting block to bucking, rushing, or refusing to move at all! The difficulty is in knowing when a problem is just behavioral and when it is caused by discomfort, from the saddle for example.
In today’s video, I am going to share four common signs of poor saddle fit. The more of these signs you recognize in your horse, the more likely it is that your saddle is causing some discomfort!
Want more resources?
1 – Get the book I referenced in the video above, The Pain Free Back and Saddle Fit Book by Dr. Joyce Harman. Click Here to view on Amazon
2 – Read this article from Angelo Telatin on how to work through girthy behavior through training.
3 – Watch horses that I have in training here at the farm, and how I work through identifying and solving behavior problems.
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