SHIMMING AT A GLANCE

Shimming At A Glance

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!

FITTING MULTIPLE HORSES

Blog Header - One Saddle To Fit Multiple Horses

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

OUR PRO DRESSAGE SADDLES…

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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.

HOTTEST WESTERN MODELS RIGHT NOW…

6 Hottest Western Saddles

SO HOT! These are our most requested western saddles. From our catalogue of 15+, these are the TOP 6!

HOW TWO SADDLE SIZES CAN FIT ALL HORSES…

It is expensive to have a saddle for every horse! What if you could have just one, possibly 2 saddles to fit each and every horse you will ever own?

BEFORE & AFTER – SADDLE MAKEOVERS

Our Before and After footage is most often taken on the SAME DAY with the SAME HORSE and the SAME RIDER. Yes. The changes we show are practically INSTANTANEOUS - which is even more powerful.

SIGNATURE SADDLES…

Though we build each signature saddle on our proven Smartflx foundation, every other aspect of the saddle can be custom created for you and your horse. David Ellis had his 'Signature' Saddle created by Natural Horseman Saddles with a traditional Visalia appearance yet all the room and freedom Natural Horseman Saddles are renowned for.

PRINCIPLES OF SHIMMING Part Four

"Shimming can temporarily replace wasted muscles and create a lovely, even contact with the saddle." Find out more about how shimming horses with postural or conformational anomolies can help with saddle fit.

PRINCIPLES OF SHIMMING Part Three

Why does the balance of the saddle matter? Because where the rider’s weight is most concentrated and how the rider is postured will influence the ability of the horse AND rider to use their bodies efficiently. This is where “harmony” and “happiness” is possible.

PRINCIPLES OF SHIMMING Part Two

"Tapered foam shims in just the right shape, placed in just the right position in the pad become the keys to success. And these tweaks to perfection are surprisingly easy to employ with our system."