Tack and Equipment

Evaluating saddle fit


How does the course work?

Online Course duration

2 h 15
Online learning

What you will learn

A well-fitting saddle is vital for a horse’s well-being as well as for the effectiveness and stability of a rider. An Ill-fitting saddle can cause great discomfort for a horse, leading to a multitude of behavioural and health problems. Being able to assess a saddle’s fit is therefore an important skill for anyone heavily involved with horses. In this course you will learn about:

  • how a horse may respond to an ill-fitting saddle;
  • how to check a saddle’s integrity;
  • how to assess a saddle’s position;
  • how to assess a saddle’s fit; and
  • the effect of saddle pads.

Course format

Online

Authors

Marie Dittmann

Dr Isabel Imboden