When riding multiple horses, our graphic 'SHIMMING AT A GLANCE' is a handy quick reference guide to help you be confident in setting up your saddle for each horse at each moment. Download our GO ANYWHERE PDF's!
One, maybe two saddles needed to fit your entire barn!?! Easy as 1,2,3! To show you just how versatile our saddles are, the gorgeous Courtney Crane and Elia Mattke (friends of Natural Horseman Saddles) helped demonstrate with a quick video taken in Colorado. Watch to see how these 3 very different sized horses (with pads … Continue reading FITTING MULTIPLE HORSES
Learn about how the shoulder plays a pivotal role in both Saddle Fit and Harness in this article by guest blogger and published author Jenifer Morrissey. Her book titled 'The book Harness Lessons with Doc Hammill and Friends by Jenifer Morrissey' shows insight into the care of the horse's health and wellbeing while in harness, and here at NHS, healthcare of horses is a common goal. Enjoy!
If Dressage is your specialization, our 2 current Pro Dressage mono flap models, handmade in the UK, will carry you up the levels with a healthy, happy and connected horse. Read our full post about the features and differences between our two Professional Level Dressage Saddles.
Have you ever noticed if your horse's head nods UP or DOWN while traveling at the walk? Or holds head and neck stiff and/or high at the trot? Find out what you SHOULD be aiming for with your horse.
SO HOT! These are our most requested western saddles. From our catalogue of 15+, these are the TOP 6!
Some western saddles have an 'offside' billet. Some have a 'double latigo'. Let's explore the differences and what it means for you and your horse.
When it comes to Nylon Latigos on a Western Saddle, you should not only know what makes them different to leather and neoprene, but also the safest way to cinch up. Of course it goes without saying, you also want to have upmost consideration for your horse's comfort. Nylon is strong, lightweight and easy to care for, but there are a few things to know. Check out our blog post and guided video on cinching best practise when using nylon Latigos.
When it comes to western saddles, you need to know a little something about FENDERS. In this article we cover things like; how to measure your fenders, what size fenders you might need, how to exchange your fenders (handy video tutorial) and other interesting facts.
We know you're GREAT at making sure your horse has access to water. But making sure YOU are hydrated in the saddle and beyond can be critical to both of you!... We hope these suggestions help!