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Saddle Fit Information

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As owners of horses with a generally wide variety of conformation, but not so many "withered" horses (many on the side of mutton-withered), we need to be especially aware of saddle fit issues.

Oddly, icelandic saddles are made on the narrow side. The technology hasn't been there for actually making a saddle that fits the horse.

In fitting saddles, including treeless saddles, it helps to know if the saddle, and your horse, are more suited to "arch" or "apex".

Arch refers to a shape that is more similar to an upside-down "U" (mutton-withered).

Apex refers to a shape that is more similar to an upside-down "V" (higher-withered).

Here are some great links for learning about saddle fit:





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