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Real Life Rider

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: Comparing Riders in Voltaire Saddles

Real Life Rider: Comparing Riders in Voltaire Saddles
Today we are going to look at two riders with very different body shapes who both ride in full calf Voltaire Palm Beach saddles.  The Palm Beach fe...

Real Life Saddle Shopper: How Do I Pick the Right Saddle?

Real Life Saddle Shopper: How Do I Pick the Right Saddle?
Buying a fine used saddle online can be an economical and convenient alternative to your local saddle rep or tack store, particularly for those on ...

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: The Perfect Fit

Real Life Rider:  The Perfect Fit
I have to be honest - I grabbed this saddle because I thought the flaps would be too short and it would be a nice comparison with another saddle we...

Real Life Rider: Do I Need a Bigger Saddle?

Real Life Rider: Do I Need a Bigger Saddle?
In this real life rider comparison we are going to look at Brooke in the same model of saddle, the Voltaire Palm Beach, in 2 different sizes. Brook...

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...