Monthly Archives: January 2021

Ever Wondered How to Palpate Your Horse?

Ever wondered how to palpate your horse? In this series of videos Cathy Tauer of Hill View Farms, shows you how to perform a full body palpation on your own horse. Palpating your horse before you ride will provide you with a baseline, so that subsequent exams will have something to compare any changes with. …
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Saddle Fitting is a Science and an Art

Saddle Fitting is a science and an art. There are many considerations when you start fitting a saddle to both the horse and the rider.  Horses and riders change enough over their lifetimes that rarely one saddle will fit both of them for long periods of time without adjustment.    Saddlers have been using science…
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Perform a Safety Check on Your Saddle

Perform a Safety Check on Your Saddle.  This is one thing that I see neglected often among riders. This is not for lack of caring for their own safety or their horse's.  I have found that it is because they were never shown. I was lucky as a growing equestrian at the tender age of…
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What is a Saddle Worth to You?

What is a saddle worth to me... As a consumer I have given this a lot of thought. Having spent thousands on saddles over my lifetime, only to be on the hunt again when the horses I rode changed or their shape changed. Almost 15 years ago I went on the search for the perfect…
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