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The effect of the rider - Part two

How straight you sit makes a difference for the horse, but you have to realize you move anyway...
Subscribe to RSS Feed In part one about rider effects on the horse, we talked about the effect of movement - horse and rider - on how the rider impacts the horse.… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/effect-rider-part-two/

The effect of the rider - Part one

Yup, the rider affects what the horse feels too. It's not all just the saddle...
Subscribe to RSS Feed Daring to walk into a lion’s den here… When discussing “big picture saddle fit”, we have to look at more than just the tree and the saddle.… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/effect-rider-part-one/

It's not the pattern...

Telling a story on ourselves, but with a point...
Subscribe to RSS Feed Rod wasn’t shown anything about the pattern. He just was given it, so this is how he used it over the years when he was asked for leg cut on… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/its-not-pattern/

Center of pressure under a saddle

Where is the rider's weight really centered under a saddle? Maybe not where you think...
Subscribe to RSS Feed A long time ago, in a blog post far, far away… I posted this picture of how a rider’s weight is distributed on a saddle tree. You have the red… http://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/center-pressure-under-saddle/