Western Saddle Fit - The Basics (DVD or Streaming)

Western Saddle Fit - The Basics (DVD or Streaming)


This is a sixty seven minute long video designed to help anyone who rides a western saddle to understand the Basic Principles that make a Western saddle fit a horse. You will learn about the different factors in the tree, the saddle, the rider and the padding that affect how a saddle fits. It teaches you how to test your own saddle to know if this saddle will work on this horse. Plus a lot more!

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$44.95 Canadian plus shipping for DVD


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Be warned – you will want to stop it at times to check out the added pictures and text more closely, and you’ll probably want to watch it more than once. There’s a lot of material in this short video!

Here’s what’s included:

  • Introduction or “Why we think we have something useful to say.”
  • Basic Principles of saddle fit
  • Parts of the tree
  • Tree factors that affect fit
  • Bar misconceptions
  • Parts of the saddle
  • Saddle factors that affect fit
  • Safety
  • Evaluating a horse for fit
  • Seeing a tree on a horse
  • Evaluating a saddle without padding
  • Evaluating a saddle with padding
  • Signs of saddle fit problems
  • Effect of the rider
  • Padding
  • Saddling
  • Conclusion or “It’s really not that complicated.”

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