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Flat on round and round on flat - a paradox

We don't make bars the reverse shape of the horse, and there's reason for this. Here's an example of what we do instead, and why...
Subscribe to RSS Feed Some people think that when we get Dennis Lane measurements or back drawings of a horse, we make the bottom of our bars the exact… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/flat-round-and-round-flat-paradox/

How do you spell "relief"?

Crown, flare and relief - what's the difference? Here's how we define them.
Subscribe to RSS Feed Is the allusion to a very old commercial showing my age? Anyway… We had a question recently from someone wanting to clarify the… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/how-do-you-spell-relief/

Evaluating a horse's back for saddle fit - part three

Looking at an angle from the front and then the back gives us a good idea about the amount of rock and crown a horse needs in his tree.
Subscribe to RSS Feed This is the last part of a three part series on how we assess a horse’s back to figure out what tree specs will work the best on him. In part… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/evaluating-horses-back-saddle-fit-part-three/