Low Heel / High Heel Syndrome by Dr. Kerry Ridgway

written by Dr. Kerry Ridgway, (copied from a published article on the Internet with permission) .http://www.drkerryridgway.com/ I so often see asymmetry in saddle fitting and Dr. Ridgway helps explain one of the issues that causes this and what effects it … Continued

What’s All The Hoop-lah About?

You’ve been told your horse might need a hoop tree? Hmmm…I’ll give a shot at explaining what a hoop/freedom tree is versus the standard tree and what type of horses need them. A hoop tree as shown right side below, … Continued

North American Saddlery School Update

November was a crazy month. I spent another week at the North American Saddlery School, stopped by the Equine Affaire and had several saddle fits and flockings to do! I really enjoy my week mingling with other fitters, saddlers and … Continued

Reformatting Habitual Riding

After having taken only  jump lessons  for months, I decided it was high time to get back on the dressage wagon. Consequently,  I have been taking dressage lessons for the last few weeks. As many of you know, we can become … Continued

Balance and Saddle Fit

One definition of balance by Wikipedia is, “In biomechanics, balance is an ability to maintain the line of gravity (vertical line from centre of mass) of a body within the base of support with minimal postural sway.”   Brady, my … Continued

New Products

Mid winter, I wrote about some new products we were considering carrying. We just received the Fairfax jump and Fairfax dressage saddle with the standard flap. Much like the Thorowgood and Kent and Masters models, they offer the same versatile … Continued

Do I Really Need To Do A Wither Tracing?

Often we are asked for saddle suggestions based on conversation. True, we can glean a lot of information from chatting with a customer but typically, we will suggest that the customer do wither tracings and also send in our questionnaire … Continued

Saddle Fitting Visits

You have decided it’s time to buy a new or used saddle for your horse. You want to have the fitter visit your farm or you have decided to trailer to the fitting destination. What should you expect?   This … Continued

Thoughts On Flocking

What does flocking a saddle mean? Many of you understand what flocking is but maybe not what flocking can and can’t do and what some of the issues are that crop up with flocking.   There are different types of … Continued