Poll Recap: Readers Say ‘Yes’ to Professional Saddle Fit

Of the 843 respondents, 393 (47%) said they’ve had a professional saddle fitter evaluate their horses and tack.
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Does your saddle fit your horse? In last week’s online poll, we asked our readers if they have ever had a professional saddle fitter evaluate their horses and tack. More than 800 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results

Of the 843 respondents, 393 individuals (47%) responded yes, they have had a professional saddle fitter evaluate their horses and tack. Of those, 160 respondents (19%) said they have their saddle fit on a regular basis, while 175 people (21%) use a saddle fitter when they think their horse’s tack isn’t fitting properly. Another 58 respondents (7%) had a saddler come and evaluate their tack when they get a new horse.

Another 254 respondents said they have not had their horses and tack evaluated by a professional saddle fitter, but would like to, while 152 individuals (18%) said they feel comfortable fitting their horses’ tack themselves. Finally, 44 people (5%) gave other responses. 

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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