Episode 7: Saddle Fit

Kristen Vlietstra

In our 7th episode, Jec interviews saddle fitting expert Kristen Vlietstra. The California-based saddler works with horses and riders of all disciplines. In this conversation, the two discuss simple ways to assess good saddle fit and some common concerns.

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Here is Kristen’s blog on Dust (or sweat) marks.

At BestHorsePractices, we get saddle questions fairly often. Whether your riding English or Western, saddle fit can be complicated and challenging, After all, you’re trying to have both you and your horse be comfortable in any number of positions, over diverse terrain, over jumps, or while executing a range of movements.

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