Seven Common Saddle Faults

A poorly designed or damaged saddle affects not only your riding but also your horse’s comfort. In fact, he’s probably going to feel any asymmetries and defects long before you do.

During the 2015 Society of Master Saddlers Introduction to Saddle Fitting Course, held May 1-2 in Hagerstown, Maryland, U.K.-based master saddler Laurence Pearman described seven common—but unacceptable—faults found in English saddles.

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