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The Saddle Fit Guide

July 2017 by Line Greve, PhD Student, DVM, MRCVS, & Sue Dyson, MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVA

Here is some advice for fitting, using and maintaining your saddle, compiled by the Animal Health Trust, in collaboration with World Horse Welfare. 

Their research has highlighted some areas that should be carefully considered when fitting a new saddle, which will help to maintain and develop the horse’s topline, and reduce the likelihood of back pain. It is also important to remember to maintain your saddle properly, and to make sure it fits both yourself and your horse throughout the year.

Buying and fitting a new saddle