The Three finger rule for saddle fit

Three finger rule

Almost everyone has heard the three-finger rule for saddle fit: that you should be able to fit three fingers between the withers and the pommel of the saddle. But do you know why? It’s more than just protecting the nerves and muscles that run down your horse’s back, the saddle also needs to leave enough […]

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Saddle Fitting, Part II: Wither Clearance

Today’s a fitting day to show the next video in the Schleese saddle fitting video series as today my saddle fitter came to the barn for our spring tune up. I like to have my saddles fit before hunting season begins because galloping in half seat and jumping fences for a couple of hours in […]

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