Saddles Types and Saddle Fit
How to Make a Wither Tracing
Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a wither tracing to help find a saddle that fits your horse. Make a wither tracing to take along with you when buying a saddle or testing your own saddle's fit.
Saddle Fit and Saddle Position
Your saddle may fit your horse, but where you set it may cause problems. Learn how to correctly position your saddle on your horse's back.
Buying Your First Saddle FAQ Index
Tips and advice for choosing a saddle that is comfortable and safe for both rider and horse. Frequently asked questions about buying your first saddle.
Western Saddle Seat Size -- What Size Do I Need?
Learn to select the proper sized western saddle to fit you, the rider. This article offers suggetions for finding the most comfortable western saddle seat for the rider. Determining the right western saddle seat size is a bit more complicated than you might imagine. In this article you'll learn what features affect saddle fit and how to...
Saddle Fit and Horsemanship Skill
The better rider you are, the more comfortable your horse will be. Beth Stefani of Western-Saddle-Guide.com discusses how improving your riding skills will aid in your horse feeling more comfortable wearing a saddle.
What Your Horse Will Tell You About Saddle Fit
Learn the signs of poor saddle fit in a Western saddle. Recognize the physical and behavioural signs that may indicate your Western saddle does not fit properly.
Saddle Fit and Physical Type of Horse
Learn how your horse's shape affects saddle fit, what you should look for and what you need to do when fitting a saddle to various physical shapes of horses.
Saddle Fit and Structural Defects
Learn to recognize saddles with assymetry, defects and damaged trees with this quick tip. Western Saddle Guide Beth Stefani discusses how to recognize problems with new and older saddles.
Are Treeless Saddles for You? EQUINE Ink
This blog entry discusses the pros and cons of treeless saddles. Addressed are such issues as comfort, pressure points, security and quality of materials.
Saddles and Saddle Fitting
Learn about types of saddles. You'll find descriptions and photos of different types of Western, English, Australian, treeless, and side saddles. Learn to identify different types of saddles and decide which is the right choice for you and your horse.
How to Clean Your Leather Saddle
Step-by-step instructions show you how to clean your leather saddle. Learn how to care for your leather horse riding saddle.
How to Saddle Your Horse Step-by-Step
How to saddle your horse with an English or Western saddle. Learn how to put a saddle on your horse safely. Pictorial step-by-step instructions.
How Much Do Saddles Cost?
Frequently asked questions about buying a saddle. Learn to choose a safe comfortable well fitting saddle for horse and rider.
Western Saddle Guide
Easy to understand articles take explain all aspects of Western saddlery including types, rigging, custom saddles, parts of the saddle, accessories, care and more. Anyone confused about buying or owing a Western saddle will find lots of information on which to base their decisions.
Fitting the Western Saddle
This very basic guide outlines how to properly fit a western saddle to your horse's back.
Saddle Fit and Horse Anatomy
Learn the four critical points of the horse's anatomy that you must consider when fitting a Western saddle. Learn how to tell if your saddle fits your horse's back. Learn how your horse's anatomy and conformation can effect saddle fit.