Did you know that how you place your saddle on your horse, how far forward or back, not only affects how it is going to feel to your horse, but will also drastically affect your balance as the rider?
A saddle may fit great, but if it is placed poorly on the horse’s back, it is going to be uncomfortable for both horse and rider.
The balance point of the saddle is the lowest point of the seat. A big factor in determining if the saddle fits the rider is how far away the balance point is from the stirrup bar. Riders with longer legs need more distance, and riders with shorter legs less distance.
When this distance is not right for the rider, they will end up feeling pitched forward by the saddle or as though they are constantly falling back into a chair seat.
In this video, Wendy Murdoch, anatomy and movement expert, will show how to place your saddle correctly on your horse’s back, so you can both have good balance.
If you want to learn more from Wendy, scroll down to learn more about her online courses at HorseClass.
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