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Saddle Fit Blog Post Links

Here are some links to blog posts written specifically about crucial matters regarding saddle fit.  I thought putting the most important ones in one place would help people who were looking for information specifically on saddle fit.  Enjoy!!

Saddle fit and the bell curve

On cutlery and saddle fit

Position - why it is so important 

Position - seeing the shoulder blade 

Position - seeing the shoulder blade under saddle part one 

Position - seeing the shoulder blade under saddle part two 

Evaluating a horse's back for saddle fit part one 

Evaluating a horse's back for saddle fit part two 

Evaluating a horse's back for saddle fit part three

How much pressure is too much?

False "saddle fit rules" regarding the shoulder blades

Can the loin of the horse carry weight?

Of sagging backs and tickling tummies

Effect of weight on the horse's back part 1

Effect of weight on the horse's back part 2

Yup, riding a horse does make his back extend

Saddle fit - Western compared to English part 1

Saddle fit - Western compared to English part 2

Saddle fit - Western compared to English part 3

The problem with too-short bars

Saddle fit and a new saddle

What do Quarter Horse, Full Quarter Horse and Semi-Quarter Horse bars mean?

Arizona bars - and why we won't make them

Padding doesn't fix mismatched angles

Ya gotta look inside...

Of saddle fit, shoulder blades and "flare"

Why does my saddle lift up at the back? part one

Why does my saddle lift up at the back? part two

Why does my saddle lift up at the back? part three

Wither conformation - variations on normal

Wither conformation - seeing the damage

Rethinking saddle fit and shoulder blade movement

Flat on round and round on flat - a paradox

The effect of the rider part one