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
  • The effect of saddle pads

Course format



Marie Dittmann

Dr Isabel Imboden