FITTING MULTIPLE HORSES

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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

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...

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!

PERFORMANCE & SADDLE FIT

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Enabling your horse to move comfortably, effectively and successfully is your responsibility as a rider regardless of your goals. Whatever “winning” looks like to you, putting yourself and your horse in the best position to ‘achieve’ requires evaluating the equipment used to carry you. Whether striving for prizes or pleasurable dream rides, saddles contribute to or detract from the process.