I am often asked by clients to have a look at a saddle and give an opinion as to whether it fits their horse.
Having a correctly fitting saddle is so important. Often, the problems and issues being experienced by the client and horse seem to be related to the saddle fit.
I am not a saddle fitter and never claim to be, if I look at a saddle and have any doubts about it I will always recommend my client refer back to their saddler for professional advice.
I'm not suggesting that everyone start trying to fit their own saddles, however, knowing the basics of saddle fitting will help you determine when you need to get your saddle fitter out, hopefully before any issues arise with your horse.
SADDLE FITTING IN 9 STEPS
The link below gives various video clips on saddle fitting, including 9 simple steps to saddle fitting that are easy to follow.
CHECK YOUR NUMNAH!
It's amazing how much your numnah will tell you about your saddle fit:
Check out the following for more good info on saddle fitting: