We learned in a remarkably popular article on our website recently that sweat marks on a saddle pad can tell you a lot about how the saddle fits. (We also learned that nothing raises the ire of horsewomen like a photograph of a horse with sweat marks that tell the tale of an improperly fitted saddle É but that’s another blog post for another day!)

I’m eyeball-deep in the saddle fitting process right now, and I’m learning/have learned a lot about what works/doesn’t work/might work for my horse.

Happy, my 9-year-old Thoroughbred, has been retired from racing for a year now. I got him back in the winter, and our time together so far has gone a little like this: Snow, an abscess, more snow, rain, a paddock accident, some more rain, hives, two lost shoes, more hives, another abscess … and did I mention it rained? (I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced this, but it’s tough healing abscesses when there’s constant mud.)

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