Saddle fit affects every rider. Jumper, reiner, dressage, or weekend trail rider – we all need to pay attention to our saddle fit in order to keep our horses happy and healthy and for us to feel comfortable and balanced too.
Many behavior problems as well as soundness problems stem from a poor fitting saddle. But how do we know if our saddle fits? Can we use pads to improve the fit of our saddle? What can we do when shopping for a new saddle to ensure we get the best possible fit?
To answer these questions, I interviewed Dr. Joyce Harman, author of The Horse's Pain Free Back and Saddle Fit Book.
Dr. Harman is an expert in fitting saddles – no matter the brand or style, and in this week's video, she shares her experience and advice as both a veterinarian and a saddle fit expert.