The saddle for the horse and the rider must be reliable, comfortable, and practical. And the task of the rider is to take care not only of his comfort but also of the support of his partner. The process of fitting the saddle is laborious. You can’t neglect this procedure since the slightest flaw can affect the health and sports career of the horse.
The first step is to set the size of the saddle
Also, attention should be paid to the degree of development of the trapezius muscle. The trapezius muscle is a common problem when fitting saddles for stallions. Usually, the angle is small, but because of the pronounced muscle, it is necessary to make pillows or a special shape so as not to clamp it. Clamping the trapezius muscle leads to its degradation.
The rider should not just sit on a horse – he must be in perfect balance so that the horse moves freely and calmly as if there is no one on it.
This is an ideal balance
In most cases, the correct size ensures the right stability of the saddle. However, there are exceptions to all the rules: horses with low backs and high withers, high backs to withers (the so-called “rebuilt horse”) require a special approach. In such cases, the shape and thickness of the cushions in certain parts of the saddle change. A properly selected saddle should be evenly positioned on the horse’s back. If a “bridge” is formed between the front and back parts of the pillow, the saddle is narrow. Therefore, if you see such a situation – change the size, or refuse this saddle.
In the case of the “bridge,” the shock absorbers are hopeless, but they can solve specific problems just as technically as changing the shape of the pillow. Individually select and buy a saddle for each horse, of course, right, but very costly for economic reasons. Therefore, many riders use one seat for several horses. And it is the shock absorbers that save in this situation. One of the best and most popular external correctors is natural fur. It alone can cope with a lot of nuances – the distribution of weight, freedom of the shoulder.
There are shock absorbers that adjust the balance and minimize the saddle slip – gels and reticulum. In this section of our store, we offer an FQHB Saddles – Wide Tree. You can choose a unique style, as in the line of Tex Tan barrel, which is characterized by a beautiful floral pattern. The correctly selected saddle is one of the most critical factors on the road to success.
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