STARTING HORSES WITH THE RIGHT SADDLE…

Making decisions for developing a young horse's riding career is never easy. Choices have consequences! Make the right ones...

3 FACTORS INFLUENCING YOUR HORSE’S PERFORMANCE

No matter where you are on your riding journey, beginner through expert, there are 3 key factors influencing your horse’s performance. 1. The Horse. 2. Saddle & Pad. 3. The Rider. These 3 things have a critical relationship. While each one is extremely important independently, when combined, they are essential to your horse’s soundness, happiness, and progress.

SADDLE FIT EVALUATIONS

As a progressive global company, we have successfully fitted saddles with this method to many horses all over the world - together with their owners. Here is how we do it and what you need to know...

3 STEPS TO TEST RIDE SUCCESS

After riding a saddle a few times, it should become clear if it is suitable for you and your horse, or not! Here are 3 tips for making sure you know what to look for!

Think Horsemanship Magazine

Does Your Saddle Fit - Article by Natural Horseman Saddles, published in THINK HORSEMANSHIP MAGAZINE August 1st 2019.

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."

PRINCIPLES OF SHIMMING Part One

"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."

TRADITION vs INNOVATION. Where do you sit?

At Natural Horseman Saddles, our innovative thinking has seen us come up against many a traditionalist. And to be honest, we are ok with that. Horses keep telling us we're on the right track!