This is the back of a Tennessee Walking Horse, commonly known as a gaited horse. They use these horses a lot in field trials for their quiet disposition, forgiveness of our stupidity and long, smooth stride that covers a lot of ground quickly. Keeping their backs healthy and fit is so very important for the [...]
Tag Archive 'saddle fitting'
I have done a lot of searching on saddles and saddle fitting. I have been trying to purchase the right saddle for my new horse, mainly because I decided to take up hunt seat to improve my riding abilities. There is a lot of information to go thru and can be confusing. But I am [...]
I have been riding for around 23 years now and I have been training for nearly 18 years. I have taken lessons and continue to do so, but one thing I was never formally taught about was saddle fitting. I have ridden saddle seat on Saddlebreds and TWH, I have ridden western in western saddles [...]
I have been training trail horses going on 17 years now and have always been rather surprised at the ability these animals have shown. Training can be such a rewarding experience for both trainer and student (the horse). I used to be just an instructor and trained only my own personal trail horses and those [...]