So many ailments are the result of poorly positioned and poorly fitting saddles. Kheiron will provide an introduction into saddle fit for both English and Western disciplines and the importance of proper weight distribution for a healthy back.
Have you ever wondered if your saddle truly fits your horse?
Are you contributing to imbalance because of poor saddle fit?
Subtle signs of poor saddle fit can be:
not standing still while mounting
fidgeting when being saddled
hollowing back and holding head high when ridding
To more UNSUBTLE signs like
In this topic, students will:
Assess saddle fit in both English and Western
Identify rock, flare, and bridging
Assess saddle fit both statically and under motion
Module topics for E: SADDLE FIT are:
E1: What is a Saddle?
E2: The Naked Tree
E3: Static and Dynamic Saddle Check
E4: If Our Horses Could Speak
E5: Saddle Pads and Shims
E6: How to Deal with Atrophy
E7: Anatomy for Saddle Fit