Your saddle is a vital piece of equipment for you and your horse, and the fit should be checked on a regular basis. Young horses in particular should be regularly monitored. The investment in a well fitting saddle will help your horses’ development during those important early years.
Changes in condition, illness, injury or a new stage of training are a few of the factors that can influence the fit of a saddle. Any signs of resistance during work, or unwillingness to be saddled can be an indication that something is wrong.
What to look for..
Saddle fitting is very complex and should always be carried out by a knowledgeable and trained fitter. The tips below can be used as a short guide to establish if a check could be necessary.