Category Archives: Saddle Fitting

Riding Comfortably – For Rider and Horse

Riding in Comfort After years of riding, most riders start to dream of riding in comfort and without pain. I get calls every day from various people wanting to know various things about the saddles.  Starting with questions of how it will fit their horse then many times, looking for something that fits them better…
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In Search of a Saddle – A Trainer’s Perspective

Background Since about 1955, I've been searching for a better way to gain my horse's cooperation, a better way to help him reach his potential, a better way to help him perform with enthusiasm and willingness.  I know that if something hurts me, I don't want to do it and neither does my horse. Effectively…
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The Rider’s Ideal Saddle

Considering the Rider The steps in finding a saddle that fits both you and your horse will be unique to you. Results are usually the same, a saddle that almost fits you both.  With the Evolutionary Saddle, we've considered the horse and with that, the rider's ideal saddle too. I talk a lot about fitting…
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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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