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The downhill horse

How do you define it, and what do you do about it?
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A study in contrasts

Comparing some measurements between a tree for a larger rider and a small child. Interesting the variety we can build in one week...
Subscribe to RSS Feed Or - The long and the short of it. I couldn’t decide on the best title… Here’s a couple trees we built in the same group of four. Funny how… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/a-study-in-contrasts/

The things we record and why - part three

There are a lot less measurements we record to describe the fit for the rider, but here they are, along with how we get them.
There are a whole lot less measurements we take that affect the fit for the rider compared to the measurements that have to do with fitting the horse.  And here they are!… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/the-things-we-record-and-why-part-three/

What makes a Wade, a Wade?

With the popularity of Wade saddles, it seems like anything and everything is being labelled "Wade". What are the real characteristics that make up a true Wade?
Subscribe to RSS Feed The Wade style of saddle has become very popular over the past 20 plus years and, as with anything popular, many misconceptions get spread… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/what-makes-a-wade-a-wade/

Thigh Length

Measuring the distance between the points of the cantle and the fork and correlating that to the size of the rider's thigh is a good way to figure out the correct amount of room in the saddle for the rider.
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