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

SHOULD HORSES NOD UP OR DOWN?

Saddle Tip With Letitia Glenn

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.

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."