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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: 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...