Tag Archives: Saddle Fit

How Can You Fit A Saddle On A Swaybacked Horse?

Lordosis, or more commonly referred to as “swayback”, is when the span of the back dips excessively in the center of the top line.  It is caused by weakness and laxity/stretching of the supporting ligaments along the horse’s spine, often with weakness and loss of bulk/tone in the top line musculature. Most way backs are […]

Saddle Fitting the Thoroughbred Horse

Saddle Fitting the Thoroughbred Horse The Thoroughbred horse, especially the off the track race horse, can be one of the more daunting breeds to saddle correctly. Most people take one look at their sharp, high wither, the shoulders, and the rest of the back will take a real beating. Here in MN and WI, I […]