January 21, 2023

The Saddle-Fitter Visits the Farm

As many of you know, I am an avid horseback rider and love to go out for rides on my Friesians. An important part of riding is making sure the horse has a well-fitted saddle. A horse’s comfort and happiness as well as a rider's proper positioning all depend on the fit of the saddle. An improper fit can cause a rider's weight to be distributed unevenly, which can result in pressure points, rub marks, and soreness on the horse's back. Saddles should be checked once or twice a year.

Yesterday, second-generation saddle fitter and owner of Synergy Saddle Fit in upstate New York, Trish Baker, came to the farm to check my saddles and make adjustments where needed.

Here are some photos, enjoy.