I have have spent years riding horses and have owned a few saddles during that time. The main question for many riders looking to buy new or replace their saddle is how to chose a good saddle.
What kind of saddle would be best for me and my horse? They become confused by the advice of friends and advertising and don’t know where to start.
Having been the owner of several saddles in my lifetime let me give you some points to think about.
I have heard many people say that the blanket or gel pads will make your saddle fit better. Not so! Blankets and pads can only make a bad fitting saddle more uncomfortable for both you and your horse.
I could go on and on but decided to scour the internet and I found the best video I could find on fitting your Western saddle. Larry Trocha from horsetrainingvideos.com answers about every question you could think to ask. Its 3 videos separately and a bit long so pick a time and listen to it all. You won’t regret it and your horse will be happy. Your horse can’t tell you…. so get educated.