For those interested in skeletons and muscles...
We are no longer building saddle trees. We have two saddle fit videos available on our westernsaddlefit.com website. Western Saddle Fit - The Basics, aimed at riders, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo while the six hour series Well Beyond the Basics, aimed more for professionals but understandable by anyone, is available by streaming on Vimeo. (We left this website up because we have had many requests to keep the information available.)
here are a couple of neat links!!
We were contacted by Wendy Amaral, a Certified Medical Illustrator who was asking if I could get her better pictures of some of our equine bones to help her with an equine skeleton illustration she is doing. So I went to her website, Inky Mouse Studios. She has some neat drawings there. She has one of the deep muscles of the horse and one of the more superficial muscles of the horse - all with labels - as well as a number of individual joints, etc. Some people may find them helpful. And yes, I have been taking some more pictures to send to her for her current project which is an equine skeleton. I'll let you know when she gets it done.
On her site there is a link to another site - Articulated Equine Skeletons. He is a guy who mounts full size equine skeletons as part of his business. It made me feel like I'm not totally weird... There are some pictures of some neat mounts he has done if you click around on his site, especially if you go to the bottom left of the page and click "older entries". He says he has a series of five mounts of horses in different stages of going over a jump. I could only find two of them on the site, but there are some other really neat ones there as well - like a reiner in a sliding stop. Enjoy!!