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Real Life Rider: A Rough Guide to the French Saddle Stamp

Real Life Rider: A Rough Guide to the French Saddle Stamp
Hunting for a used French saddle that fits can be a daunting task. Understanding the ‘stamp’ on a saddle can simplify this effort enormously. Welcome to a rough guide to understanding the French saddle stamp!

Real Life Rider: Fitting the Newly Off the Track Thoroughbred

Real Life Rider: Fitting the Newly Off the Track Thoroughbred
The challenges of fitting both the OTTB and the rider!

Real Life Rider: Almost But Not Quite Right

Real Life Rider: Almost But Not Quite Right
We recently worked with our client, Lydia, to fit her horse and herself to the perfect used saddle.  Stewart is a 7 year old Quarterhorse who parti...

Real Life Rider: What Kind of Back Does My Horse Have and How Do I Get a Used Saddle That Fits?

Real Life Rider: What Kind of Back Does My Horse Have and How Do I Get a Used Saddle That Fits?
Think Jello.  Fitting a saddle is like those Jello molds from the 70’s.  The back is the mold and the paneling on the underside of your saddle is t...

Real Life Rider: Comparing 2 Different 17" Saddles

Here is an interesting comparison of Amber, who is 5' 8" and wears a size 26" breech in 2 different 17" saddles.  In the first photo we see Amber i...