Western Saddle Fit - The Basics (DVD or Streaming)

Western Saddle Fit - The Basics (DVD or Streaming)


We really should have called this "More Than Just the Basics" because this 67 minute video gives you more information – not just the “whats” but the “whys” behind them – than you can get pretty much anywhere else. You will learn not only the Basic Principles that make a Western saddle fit a horse, but also how different factors about the tree, the saddle, the rider and the padding all affect how a saddle fits and functions. It also teaches you how to check out a saddle on a horse to know if it will work or not. And if not, you will understand why not, so you know what needs to be different in a saddle that fits. Plus more! Check out the table of contents below and our review page so see what our customers say about the video!

Now two ways to purchase! You can click to head over to Vimeo and stream it for $24.95 or purchase the DVD off the website here by clicking the Add to Cart button.

$34.95 US plus shipping for the DVD.


$44.95 Canadian plus shipping for the DVD
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Be warned – you will want to stop it at times to check out the added pictures and text more closely, and you’ll probably want to watch it more than once. There’s a lot of material in this short video!

Here’s what’s included:

  • Introduction or “Why we think we have something useful to say.”
  • Basic Principles of saddle fit
  • Parts of the tree
  • Tree factors that affect fit
  • Bar misconceptions
  • Parts of the saddle
  • Saddle factors that affect fit
  • Safety
  • Evaluating a horse for fit
  • Seeing a tree on a horse
  • Evaluating a saddle without padding
  • Evaluating a saddle with padding
  • Signs of saddle fit problems
  • Effect of the rider
  • Padding
  • Saddling
  • Conclusion or “It’s really not that complicated.”

Please note:
These DVDs are in NTSC format and may not play in all non-North American DVD players but should play in all computers.

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