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FAQ's about the Tapestry Comfort Girth

With all girths it is so important that the girth isn't over-tightened. The elastic in our girth is meant to help the horse breathe and relax so it's paramount to not over-tighten it. We have a great video on our Youtube page that illustrates how tight the girth should be. Conversely, the girth has to be tight enough so the saddle doesn't slip....

March 18, 2024

Lets talk about Topline

If you haven't worked with a saddle fitter before, you may think that we just focus on the saddle, but this isn't the case (life would be easier if it was).Previously we have talked about girthing and panel types to fit horse's conformation, but let's talk about the topline.Why? Because this is what we sit the saddle on. It’s the part of the horse that fluctuates and contributes to most of the fitting changes we see. It’s what we record when we template and body score, and what we are a...

February 27, 2024

Scharf - The Freedom Girth (Features Data Sheet)

The exclusive design of the Scharf Freedom Girth, was designed such that each part of it, work with a particular muscle of the chest without  interfering with the free functioning of other muscle....

February 27, 2024

Correct Girth Fitting - A Key Issue for Overall Comfort of the Horse

There is a growing interest in the topic of anatomical bridles, bits, and girths, along with increased rider awareness of the importance of correct fit to meet the needs of both horse and rider. And while saddle and bridle fitting have been discussed in many publications and it seems obvious to everyone that these tack items require proper fitting to the horse (and of course the rider), less attention has been paid to the issue of adjusting the girth.The girth, a key element of the equestri...

February 27, 2024

How does the Winderen Saddle Half Pad Work?

Horse riding is one of the few sports in which two living beings interact, and each movement of the one has a direct impact on the other. The pillars of this collaboration are mutual trust and understandable communication. In order to become a great couple, both partners need to feel relaxed and comfortable. Find out how the Winderen saddle half pad works and what it can do to improve your and your horse’s comfort....

February 26, 2024

Winderen Stirrups - Unrivaled Shock Absorption

Riding is a discipline that is primarily based on the cooperation of the horse and rider. The rider's legs play a key role in communication with the horse, as their stable and correct placement in the stirrups is the basis for a good balance in the saddle.At the same time, to keep the rider balanced, the legs work hard and have to endure very heavy loads, mainly due to dynamic interactions with the horse (directly) and the ground (indirectly) while riding. The rider's knee joints, which are resp...

February 26, 2024

About ThinLine

Not just the next saddlepad!  ThinLine incorporates a unique, open-cell technology which moves shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad without compressing. The result is 95% shock absorption.✓  Improves horse movement✓  Superior shock-absorption as no other!✓  Keeps your balance in the saddle✓  Amazing feel for rider & horse...

February 26, 2024

ThinLine Technology

Historically, equine products work on a compression basis, meaning they compress then spring back or, like gel, move away from pressure.What makes ThinLine unique is its technology. ThinLine is an open-cell foam which moves shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad, boot, or girth.Beginning as a liquid, microscopic cells are poured into a mold then polarized so each cell lies end to end creating a tunnel. Another layer is poured in the mould and polarised in a new direction. In each T...

February 26, 2024

Girthing

This is quite a complicated subject and a topic that many people have a varied view on.The overview of girthing is that it is what we use to hold the saddle onto the horse's back. So why is it so complicated? Firstly there is a variety of girthing options available on saddles. Some saddles have 2 straps, some have 3 or even up to 5 straps, some have straps that can be moved by moving a strap on a loop, some have to be stitched on in a new place, and some can't be moved at all.Secondly, where the...

January 19, 2024

Pravin's Stirrup Leathers

Elevate Your Riding ExperienceLooking to improve your riding experience? Look no further than Pravin's Stirrup Leathers. Our stirrup leathers are designed to offer both style and comfort, and provide enhanced safety and security during your rides.Unparalleled Quality and CraftsmanshipCrafted with unparalleled quality and craftsmanship, Pravin's Stirrup Leathers are made from top-quality materials and handcrafted in France. The leathers are made from chromed, tanned, and pre-stretched leather, kn...

November 16, 2023

Tapestry Girths

Looking for a girth that can provide unmatched comfort, exceptional quality, and improved performance for you and your horse? Look no further than Tapestry Girths. These innovative girths are designed to maximise your horse's comfort, ensuring an unparalleled riding experience. Here's why Tapestry Girths are the perfect choice for you:Unmatched Comfort for Your HorseTapestry Girths prioritise your horse's comfort above everything else. Made with premium quality leather, neoprene, and elastic, th...

November 16, 2023

Sedelogic Saddle Pads

Are you looking for a saddle pad that provides the ultimate comfort and protection for both you and your horse? Look no further than Sedelogic Saddle Pads. Our innovative saddle pads are designed with cutting-edge technology to ensure an unparalleled riding experience. Here's why Sedelogic Saddle Pads should be your top choice: Advanced Pressure Distribution for Ultimate ComfortSedelogic Saddle Pads are engineered with a unique moisture-wicking three-layered design that incorporates state-o...

November 16, 2023

Thinline Girths

Looking for a girth that offers superior comfort, cutting-edge technology, and exceptional performance? Thinline Girths might be just what you need. These innovative girths are designed with your horse's well-being in mind and can revolutionize the way you think about equestrian gear. Here's why you should consider Thinline Girths:Unmatched Comfort and Pressure DistributionAt Thinline, your horse's comfort is our top priority. Our girths use the revolutionary Thinline material, lined with Italia...

November 16, 2023

Scharf Freedom Girths

Are you tired of traditional girths that restrict your horse's movement and cause discomfort? Look no further! Introducing Scharf Freedom Girths, a game-changer in the world of equestrian gear. These innovative girths have been specifically designed to work with your horse's specific muscle groups, prioritizing their comfort and enhancing their performance. Here's why Scharf Freedom Girths should be your top choice:Unparalleled ComfortYour horse's comfort is essential. That's why Scharf Freedom ...

November 16, 2023

Meet Spinalis, the Forgotten Muscle in Saddle Fitting

If you have had a saddle fitting with me, then you will probably have heard me talk about making sure we have freedom over the trapezius muscle- which is just as IMPORTANT at the front of the pommel as it as at the back/ waist area. The reason for this is that when pressure is applied to the trapezius, the Spinalis has to take over and is often seen as a lump/ thickening at the base of the wither. Remove the pressure and it disappears.https://thehorsesback.com/spinalis-muscle/?fbclid=IwAR0ZegyJa...

November 6, 2023

What is Saddle Fitting?

SADDLE FITTING IS THE ART OF:A) Selling a saddle to youB) Fitting the saddle to the horses backC) Fitting the saddle to the horse and the riderD) Looking at the horse with a holistic overview to look at what choices are best for now and the short term vs medium term, what physical challenges the horse and riders have (injury/conformation/current fitness, size needed vs size appropriate) and assessing this both static and in motion while  considering who else in the horses team needs to be ...

November 6, 2023

Saddle Fit for the rider- Part 3

Final parts for rider....

November 6, 2023

Saddle Fit for the rider - Part 2

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November 6, 2023

Saddle Fit for the riders - Part 1

Saddle Fit for Riders part 1, starting the discussion about parts of the saddle and how they relate to rider comfort....

November 6, 2023

Q & A 1 Is there a saddle that fits all horses?

Q & A series 1....

November 6, 2023

Gullet Plates

A small overview of gullet plates in saddles- the difference with an interchangeable gullet and fixed gullets, and when can they be adjusted....

November 6, 2023

Basic External Tree Check

How to carry out a basic tree check (without taking your saddle apart). This provides some insight into what to check for, and is helpful when purchasing a second hand saddle, checking your own saddles, and the first check after an accident with your saddle. (This does not replace an internal tree check) If you are concerned with the amount of flex in your saddle, you are hearing sounds from your saddle when you are riding, or have had an accident in your saddle it is recommended that you have a...

November 6, 2023

Saddle blanket and shim pads considerations

What to think about when you next saddle up. What causes pressure and discomfort, and what to look for when buying saddle blankets and half pads/ shim pads.As we head into the competition season again, it's a good time to talk about saddle pads and half pads, with 'new season' colours out, the horses body shapes change with the grass influx and work load increase, and for some of you, the desire to have a half pad under your saddle comes into play. Considerations in brief for saddle blankets Is ...

November 6, 2023

Girth Buckle Placement

How comfortable is your girth for your horse....

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