Is my saddle affecting my riding position?

Does your saddle impact your riding position? We asked Di Fisher an SMS qualified saddle fitter and together with her husband, Mark, owner of Woolcroft Saddlery to tell us.

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Q How do I know when my saddle requires checking?

A: There are a number of reasons that could suggest you need to get your saddle checked, some of these may include:

·       If you’re struggling to maintain your position when riding

·       If you feel your horse may be restricted in any way

·       If the saddle no longer feels correctly balanced

·       If you feel the saddle is moving around too much

·       If the panel of your saddle has become uneven, hard or lumpy

Call your Qualified Saddle Fitter (QSF) out to investigate whether you need any adjustments made to your saddle.

A correctly fitted saddle will not only improve your comfort while riding but also that of your horses.