STARTING HORSES WITH THE RIGHT SADDLE…

Making decisions for developing a young horse's riding career is never easy. Choices have consequences! Make the right ones...

3 STEPS TO TEST RIDE SUCCESS

After riding a saddle a few times, it should become clear if it is suitable for you and your horse, or not! Here are 3 tips for making sure you know what to look for!

BEFORE & AFTER – SADDLE MAKEOVERS

Our Before and After footage is most often taken on the SAME DAY with the SAME HORSE and the SAME RIDER. Yes. The changes we show are practically INSTANTANEOUS - which is even more powerful.

SIGNATURE SADDLES…

Though we build each signature saddle on our proven Smartflx foundation, every other aspect of the saddle can be custom created for you and your horse. David Ellis had his 'Signature' Saddle created by Natural Horseman Saddles with a traditional Visalia appearance yet all the room and freedom Natural Horseman Saddles are renowned for.

Think Horsemanship Magazine

Does Your Saddle Fit - Article by Natural Horseman Saddles, published in THINK HORSEMANSHIP MAGAZINE August 1st 2019.

PRINCIPLES OF SHIMMING Part Four

"Shimming can temporarily replace wasted muscles and create a lovely, even contact with the saddle." Find out more about how shimming horses with postural or conformational anomolies can help with saddle fit.

PRINCIPLES OF SHIMMING Part Three

Why does the balance of the saddle matter? Because where the rider’s weight is most concentrated and how the rider is postured will influence the ability of the horse AND rider to use their bodies efficiently. This is where “harmony” and “happiness” is possible.

PRINCIPLES OF SHIMMING Part Two

"Tapered foam shims in just the right shape, placed in just the right position in the pad become the keys to success. And these tweaks to perfection are surprisingly easy to employ with our system."

PRINCIPLES OF SHIMMING Part One

"Tapered foam shims in just the right shape, placed in just the right position in the pad become the keys to success. And these tweaks to perfection are surprisingly easy to employ with our system."

WHAT SIZE FENDERS DO I HAVE?

There may come a time when you need to work out what length western fenders are on your saddle. You may need to replace worn fenders or need to purchase a different size. Watch our HOW TO video on where to place your yardstick or measuring tape and work out which you have.