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Would never go without professional fitting!!
1/20/2014 11:45:39 PM
Not very satisfactory & now use Len Brown's Corrector pad.
1/20/2014 10:19:38 PM
The horse is my wifes, we do need a saddle for her. Western type I believe.
1/20/2014 7:10:23 PM
but I want to
1/20/2014 6:49:07 PM
Best investment ever!
1/20/2014 4:36:30 PM
Wish I could afford it
1/20/2014 3:46:16 PM
When I get a new saddle i dont get it fit.
1/20/2014 1:29:26 PM
i need to bu ti havent
1/20/2014 12:24:35 PM
Best thing I ever did. He has a "flat back" and was requiring laser therapy for backache. With new
1/20/2014 11:15:38 AM
Define "professionally". A saddle rep fit my "custom made" saddle, fits horse only with shims
1/19/2014 11:03:05 PM
i fit all my own
1/19/2014 10:31:18 PM
Should use a certified Mastersaddler from the society of master saddlers
1/19/2014 7:17:18 PM
and we still do not have saddles that fit?
1/19/2014 5:59:57 PM
No but I finally found someone who does it - so needed!!
1/19/2014 9:51:51 AM
None in my area,but have been told and read that if entire area under saddle is wet after ride then
1/19/2014 8:57:24 AM
well worth it.
1/19/2014 7:50:30 AM
I have been studying saddle fit in horses for 20 years, and own 14-15 saddles. I fit my own horses.
1/18/2014 11:57:09 PM
When it was being restuffed.
1/18/2014 7:51:12 PM
Yes; it's absolutely necessary and well worth the cost
1/18/2014 1:33:03 PM
Best thing I ever did
1/18/2014 5:12:43 AM
I think most backyard riders know little about saddle fitting-we need help!
1/18/2014 12:47:09 AM
No but I really need to do this!!!!!having a saddle fit properly is so important.important
1/17/2014 7:17:00 PM
have never found one who knew what they were doing.
1/17/2014 5:00:33 PM
No, but I should (have bought 3 saddles for my new horse and none of them fit him and me really well
1/17/2014 4:32:28 PM
Can't afford the fitting costs and then thousands of dollars for saddle
1/17/2014 4:13:42 PM
I would like too
1/17/2014 12:34:40 PM
To the horse only
1/17/2014 10:52:52 AM
When I rode english I think it fit better, but now I ride western fits pretty good.
1/17/2014 1:34:43 AM
Great experience. Worth the 3 1/2 hr. ride.
1/16/2014 7:58:31 PM
The only way -
1/16/2014 7:43:40 PM
Will never do it again, no place to try out before purchase, ended up returning. hindered TW gait.
1/16/2014 7:35:44 PM
master saddle fitter for dressage highly recommended fits my horse and myself. And saved money in lo
1/16/2014 6:48:05 PM
Great experience, Fit the horse and rider!
1/16/2014 6:44:27 PM
No, if you ride treeless, your saddle ALWAYS fits!
1/16/2014 5:34:47 PM
western saddle, custom made
1/16/2014 4:27:00 PM
a good fit makes all the difference!
1/16/2014 12:57:47 PM
After 40 years owning horses, I do my own.These fittings not always good.seller needs to sell saddle
1/16/2014 10:11:06 AM
Now I would rather have 2 cheaper used saddles - that I have to change when her weight changes.
1/16/2014 9:19:50 AM
What a luxury that would be!
1/16/2014 8:40:38 AM
Haven't, but would like to
1/16/2014 8:06:04 AM
had one by a co rep. he said both horse could use a med or wide tree, not impressed
1/16/2014 7:46:57 AM
It was the worse fitting saddle I've ever had
1/16/2014 5:44:47 AM
Great improvement in both my seat and his movement!
1/16/2014 4:51:05 AM
Unfortunately not sure it was good though
1/16/2014 12:06:24 AM
Not yet, but it's on the horizon.
1/15/2014 11:56:29 PM
huge difference in both horses temperament riding for extended periods. Well worth expense.
1/15/2014 11:06:13 PM
Haven't ever got a new saddle
1/15/2014 11:01:32 PM
1/15/2014 10:10:49 PM
Many times!! It is cruel to ride without doing so!
1/15/2014 9:05:00 PM
But, I know there is a right way and a wrong way.
1/15/2014 8:37:06 PM
And it was a disaster. The saddle was too tight.
1/15/2014 7:50:01 PM
It is essential to have your saddle fitted correctly by a professional!
1/15/2014 7:33:11 PM
My paint was so wide he needed a custom saddle. My OTTB mare can change shape radically if she is o
1/15/2014 7:19:41 PM
Couldn't have happy horse and good ride without my saddle fitter!
1/15/2014 6:57:10 PM
What is professional? Most are self-proclaimed saddle fitters.
1/15/2014 6:47:40 PM
It's not faiR to ask them to work with I'll fitting tack. Try running in too small or too big shoes
1/15/2014 6:32:46 PM
I sure would like to
1/15/2014 6:16:10 PM
"no back, no horse"
1/15/2014 5:58:30 PM
I have had my trainer fit all my saddles for me
1/15/2014 5:49:16 PM
I fitted it myself!
1/15/2014 5:44:42 PM
had a saddle fit for me but not for my horses.
1/15/2014 5:18:11 PM
I have a Lusitano stallion with a short broad back. He is sensitive to his saddle fit.
1/15/2014 5:01:02 PM
Mesured by computer, western saddle
1/15/2014 4:49:41 PM
It is critical to have the saddle fitted correctly to prevent injuries/behavioural problems.
1/15/2014 4:20:13 PM
Fit is essential for both rider and horse.
1/15/2014 4:14:18 PM
by Strada Saddles - highlyi recommend
1/15/2014 3:59:30 PM
No, but I did my homework on english saddle fit before finding the right one.
1/15/2014 3:58:25 PM
but they dont always get it right you put your faith in these people who do you trust...
1/15/2014 3:52:56 PM
But I wonder about having it done a lot!
1/15/2014 3:38:27 PM
No, but I really do need to have a saddle fitting done.
1/15/2014 3:35:43 PM
My horses are notoriously hard to fit. A pro is a must.
1/15/2014 3:32:12 PM
What a difference it made for my horse also a custom bit and we call him happy mouth now.
1/15/2014 3:12:47 PM
It was worth every penny of what it cost me to have it done!
1/15/2014 3:10:04 PM
and made to measure. she has very high withers!
1/15/2014 3:09:50 PM
Absolutely, fit is part of taking good care of your equine partner.
1/15/2014 3:05:25 PM
it is very important mainly for the horse
1/15/2014 2:59:20 PM
I have had a saddle fitted to the horse.
1/15/2014 2:37:21 PM
Yes! I have the fitter come back every 6 months to make adjustments, only $50. Totally worth it!
1/15/2014 2:21:03 PM
I cannot imagine not using a qualified saddle fitter
1/15/2014 2:19:50 PM
1/15/2014 2:18:54 PM
Schleese fits all my saddles.
1/15/2014 2:12:09 PM
Wintec changeable gullet
1/15/2014 2:05:44 PM
Waste of time, sale more important than fit.
1/15/2014 2:05:15 PM
get saddles regularly checked, ill fittimg saddle can cause too many problems, horse has old back in
1/15/2014 2:02:18 PM
Have an appointment this sunday for my new horse!
1/15/2014 2:01:32 PM
My horse has kissing spines so I feei it's extra impotant. I have learned so much from Karen Porter.
1/15/2014 1:52:27 PM
It was very helpful. It needs to be repeated as the horse gets fit or gains or loses weight
1/15/2014 1:38:45 PM
after many bad fits trying to fit myself, I will only have a saddle fitted professionally now.
1/15/2014 1:35:29 PM
Would be nice to have one done. Anyone in the Covington, Louisiana area doing saddle fitting?
1/15/2014 1:32:35 PM
This is an essential part of horse health. As a LAMP I see many issues caused by poor saddle fit.
1/15/2014 1:30:53 PM
custom made from a mold of his back
1/15/2014 1:27:59 PM
but they were wrong!!!! didn't fit my horse after exercise to do its competitive job!!!!
1/15/2014 11:55:39 AM
Yes, both my mule and horse.
1/15/2014 11:54:15 AM
The saddRebecca's Treeless Saddles in Oregon helped me solve a problem with a wither-less
1/15/2014 11:21:19 AM
I would never truly trust myself to fit a saddle properly, only to guess then get a professional.
1/15/2014 10:53:09 AM
Twice a year for two horses.
1/15/2014 10:47:17 AM
In the long run, ended up with a treeless saddle.
1/15/2014 10:32:32 AM
When purchasing a new saddle or replacement one I will sit in each saddle to feel the fit of it
1/15/2014 9:49:27 AM
can't afford it and all horse has to do is lose or gain muscle or weight and saddle no longer fits
1/15/2014 9:31:51 AM
Yes, thru the Australian Stock Saddle Co. in Malibu, love my saddle!
1/15/2014 9:20:28 AM
Yes, you can really tell the difference.
1/15/2014 8:34:59 AM
Highly recommend long distance saddle fitter Kitt Hazelton. She saved my horse's back!
1/15/2014 8:23:41 AM
It's important that a saddle fit both the horse and rider!
1/15/2014 8:20:09 AM
I would like to but it is too expemsive.
1/15/2014 6:34:35 AM
Best decision I ever made and only cost a bit more than one from the shop.
1/15/2014 6:24:41 AM
Both my horses came with saddles that fit them well, but it is something I would like to have done
1/15/2014 5:36:40 AM
All my saddles and saddle pads are selected with professional input on horse fit. I'm easier!
1/15/2014 3:06:10 AM
Always have saddles professionaly fitted and checked at least annually.
1/15/2014 1:37:20 AM
Parelli professional fitted the saddle to the horse and me
1/15/2014 12:32:48 AM
But I have had my horse traced by a saddle fitter
1/14/2014 11:34:50 PM
Best $$$ I've ever spent
1/14/2014 11:33:54 PM
I tried many saddles and some fit me and some fit my horse, but none fit both of us.
1/14/2014 11:14:48 PM
For dressage as my young horse grows and changes so dramatically I'd like him to stay comfortable
1/14/2014 11:00:15 PM
Hard to find a "professional" to fit one!
1/14/2014 9:47:07 PM
Mine was custom made for me and my horse.
1/14/2014 9:33:58 PM
VERY hard to find a GOOD saddle-fitter
1/14/2014 9:25:40 PM
no but I do have a Toullouse saddle that is adjustable to the horse...wonderful!
1/14/2014 9:10:50 PM
I always get new saddles professionally fitted - too many back problems in the past to mess around!
1/14/2014 8:21:02 PM
My horse had been using an improperly fitted saddle for years, and often had a sore back as a result
1/14/2014 8:02:41 PM
In 2005 at the Ranch Rodeo Finals in Amarillo I purchased a reining saddle with composit tree
1/14/2014 7:46:08 PM
After trying many,saddles had to get one professionelly fitted, addjusteonce a year for the same one
1/14/2014 7:42:53 PM
It fit the horse so perfectly that I sold it as parat of the deal when I sold that horse.
1/14/2014 7:26:53 PM
This is something that I've always wanted to do, but have never made the time to have it done.
1/14/2014 7:12:50 PM
Saddle position corrected by an anatomically shaped girth.
1/14/2014 7:03:50 PM
Pinch me. Jochen Schleese comes to our barn regularly. Incredible difference for both of us.
1/14/2014 6:59:12 PM
Best thing ever - especially for my Haflinger!
1/14/2014 6:54:28 PM
With all my saddles - both Western & English
1/14/2014 6:54:07 PM
and I have it reassessed yearly
1/14/2014 6:37:34 PM
It guarantees comfort you both horse and rider
1/14/2014 6:35:16 PM
But I am careful to buy a saddle that fits.
1/14/2014 6:34:54 PM
don't use saddles much just use a pad even for trail rides and training
1/14/2014 6:28:37 PM
1/14/2014 6:27:42 PM
1/14/2014 6:25:55 PM
In long distance competitive riding I wanted to make sure we were both as comfortable as possible.
1/14/2014 6:24:54 PM
Wish I had done this with my first mare. I used extra pads, but a better saddle would have helped.
1/14/2014 5:53:21 PM
pretty expensive but looks beautiful
1/14/2014 5:46:58 PM
Own 2 custom tree saddles - never had ONE fitting problem. Expensive but $ well spent
1/14/2014 5:43:00 PM
Best money I ever spent! My horse doesn't fit into "off the shelf" models....
1/14/2014 5:39:41 PM
1/14/2014 5:30:48 PM
An endurance saddle
1/14/2014 4:44:35 PM
no, but my specialized saddle was made for me and I custom fit it to my horse
1/14/2014 4:44:26 PM
Always, and checked once a year.
1/14/2014 4:41:49 PM
I wish, We don't have one close in the area :(
1/14/2014 4:39:51 PM
yes , my dressage saddle--i have very short legs so had to have the flaps shorter
1/14/2014 4:37:33 PM
Sure wish I could
1/14/2014 4:28:43 PM
1/14/2014 4:16:33 PM
I would sure like to have it done.
1/14/2014 4:13:29 PM
I just purchased a new Zaldi which is fitted to both my horse and myself.
1/14/2014 12:12:55 PM
I have mini driving horses. One came w/custom-fit harness.
1/14/2014 11:57:36 AM
We'd love to, and hope to some day, but so far it's been cost prohibitive.
1/14/2014 11:22:15 AM
I bought a custom County sized specifically for my horse. Best investment ever!
1/14/2014 11:18:59 AM
No professional saddle person live in or come to Alaska for a reasonable fee.
1/14/2014 11:13:55 AM
I certainly have wanted to though, horses with odd shaped backs do better with a personalized one
1/14/2014 11:09:43 AM
yes and no, beware of the saddle fitter who also sells a particular brand of saddles.
1/14/2014 11:02:37 AM
Had myself fitted, but would like to have the horses done as well!
1/14/2014 9:43:30 AM
I've read books and magazine articles on it and also had the lady who sold my saddle help me check
1/14/2014 8:50:05 AM
Did research,shopped local.
1/14/2014 7:29:44 AM
But I have attended clinics regarding saddle fit.
1/14/2014 7:26:35 AM
Have saddles regularly checked & fitted as a horse's top line will change with amount/level of work
1/14/2014 7:13:54 AM
POOR SADDLE FIT CAN CAUSE LONG TERM DAMAGE TO THE HORSE AND RIDER!
1/14/2014 5:58:45 AM
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