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Gullet plate

©2018 Saddlefit 4 Life®

Check your saddle fit around the scapula to allow your horse maximum comfort and freedom of movement. Read more

In the Field

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Courtesy of Schleese Saddlery

Poor riding, saddle fit, and even genetics can lead to negative behavior Read more

Equine Wellness

Dave Kaden of specializedsaddles.com Dave is founder and owner of this saddle business. Read more

Check for good saddle fit video Read more

Cross Country Jumping

Karen Tappenden

Riding should not hurt. Unfortunately, many women are riding in saddles that have been made for men. They’re suffering in silence, tolerating the pain because they simply may not know what they don’t know. Read more

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Equine Positional Release (EPR) exercises Read more

Therapy

As you ride at varying speeds and over changing terrain, this need for maintaining balance is enhanced by having your center of mass directly over your feet in the same manner. Read more

In the Field

For most horses, using restrictive devices on their faces is insulting and really not necessary for effective communication. Searching for control, obedience, and connection? Read more

Equine Wellness

At a harness horse meeting of the Nordic group earlier this week in Helsinki, Finland, all four Nordic countries -- Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway -- approved the ‘Harness Horse Bitless Bridle with bit bypass straps’ for racing. Read more

Equine Wellness

Our magnetic UnderPad is very popular and durable, helping many horses stretch and extend their gaits and helping with sore backs. Read more

Equine Wellness

  • Schleese saddle class

    Courtesy Schleese

    Schleese saddle class

  • Angry about Girth

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    Angry about Girth

    Horse uncomfortable with girthing.

  • Angry about Girth

    kt

    Angry about Girth

    Horse uncomfortable with girthing.

  • Gullet plate

    ©2018 Saddlefit 4 Life®

    Gullet plate

    Gullet plate with rear-facing tree points.

  • Tree Point Angles

    Dr. Joanna Robson, DVM.

    Tree Point Angles

    Left-Center: Gullet plates with forward-facing tree points / Photo courtesy of Schleese Saddlery. Right: Horse galloping on a treadmill with fiber optic cameras inserted under the saddle

  • sholder blad rotation

    Michelle J Powell – Schleese Saddlery.

    sholder blad rotation

    Shoulder blade rotation and movement are shown during various foreleg motions. It becomes clear that a saddle with an incorrectly adjusted tree angle, incorrect tree width, and/or forward-facing tree points (as in the illustration) can result in potentially serious issues at the shoulder cartilage.”

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