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Center of pressure under a saddle

Where is the rider's weight really centered under a saddle? Maybe not where you think...
So last fall we had a chance with our pressure mat to test and see where the center of pressure under the saddle really falls. One of the neat things that the software with… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/center-pressure-under-saddle/

Position - Why it is so important

Pressure testing shows that changing saddle position from on to behind the shoulder blade means going from high pressure to low or no pressure. Position makes a difference!
Almost a year ago we gave some riders the opportunity to have their saddles pressure tested with our system – English, Western and side saddles of both types. We had three… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/position-why-it-so-important/

Checking out a flex tree

We were asked to help figure out a saddle fit problem that involved a common brand of flex tree, which gave us a chance to really evaluate the tree itself - as we took it apart to duplicate it with a solid tree to fit the horse properly. Here's what we d…
Subscribe to RSS Feed A while back we were contacted by some (relatively) local people who were concerned that one of their horses had developed white hair under the… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/checking-out-a-flex-tree/

Our new curiosity satisfying (we hope) acquisition

Our new FSA pressure sensor mat has the ability to tell us a whole lot about saddles, trees and how they work on horses, hopefully confirming what we believe to be true but maybe with a few surprises in store. I guess we'll have to see! But by using thi…
Subscribe to RSS Feed Well, after years (literally) of researching, wishing, thinking and saving, a fantastic chance came to get our own pressure sensor mat to be able… https://www.rodnikkel.com/content/saddle-tree-blog-from-shop-and-desk/our-new-curiosity-satisfying-we-hope-acquisition/