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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: 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 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: 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...