Saddle fit is dynamic and changes as speed increases

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Zürich and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences confirmed that saddle fit is dynamic and influenced by even modest increases in speed within a gait. Researchers found that a 10 percent increase within each speed range resulted in a 5 percent increase in the total […]

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Seabiscuit’s saddle sells for $104,000

One of Red Pollard’s saddles, used on the great Seabiscuit, sold at Lelands auction house in December for a stunning $104,000! Some reports say it was the saddle used by Red Pollard in the Biscuit’s last race — the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. Others say it was used in his match race with War Admiral. […]

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Great way to transport your saddle

I really like this new Saddle Caddie  from Braly Woodworking. I’m lucky enough to have a dressing room in my trailer but there are times when I just want to throw a saddle in the car and go. This offers a simple, elegant solution that folds down flat when it’s not in use.  The new […]

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So many saddles, so little time

When it comes to saddles, I have absolutely no control. I am always seeing saddles that I want to ride in. Even when I’m not actively looking they find me . . . on Craig’s list (which I never read), on eBay (which I try to avoid). These saddles are out there and trying to […]

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County Eventer Saddle for Sale

Sometimes even I have too many saddles! I’m going to part with a few this spring after I finalized the saddle fitting process two weeks ago. First saddle to go is this lovely County Eventer. It’s got a 17″ seat and medium tree. This is a really comfortable and balanced saddle that is ideal for […]

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My new favorite saddle

My name is Liz and I am a saddle addict. It’s true. I have a real problem when it comes to saddles. On equine bulletin boards I read about people who have dozens of saddle pads or maybe polo wraps. They fret about the compulsion to buy more. Not me. I could care less about […]

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Saddle Fitting Long Distance

I am lucky. I live in the land of saddle fitters. I have many choices of who to use and don’t have to wait months for one to travel to my neck of the woods. My fitter comes to my barn at least twice a year to evaluate how well my saddles fit. Even better, […]

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