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Recognising Saddle Fit Issues

Saddle ID: RSFI

Welcome to the ‘Recognising Saddle Fit issues’ course for horse owners and riders. This short online course is designed to help you as a horse owner or rider, identify saddle fit issues to ensure your horses well-being.
You will know when its time to call out the saddle fitter and understand your horses behaviour in response to your saddle.

You will learn from home at a time that suits you via a series of videos which you can play, pause and rewind to work through at your own pace. Test your knowledge along the way with a series of mini quizzes and assessments. 

By the end of this course you will…

  • Have learnt from others mistakes to avoid your horse being in pain
  • Have an understanding of the evolution of the horse
  • Know basic Skeletal and muscular anatomy and have a greater appreciation of how the horse moves, and how the saddle can affect the horse
  • Be able to recognise conformation faults and understand how they impact the fit of your saddle
  • Know how to take templates of your horse for record keeping
  • Understand the points of the saddle and which parts of the saddle can do irreparable damage to your horse.
  • Know about the different types of saddles and why they are used for different disciplines
  • Be able to fault check a saddle and recognise faults with your saddleBe able to recognise signs of a poor fitting saddle in the horse and recognise when your horse is telling you something is wrong
  • Be able to recognise signs in yourself that a saddle is not fitting youKnow how to carry out a step by step saddle fit check to recognise when your saddle needs adjusting, or replacing.
  • Understand how accessories affect the fit of your saddle and know why it is important to use the correct saddle pad and girth.


What is included?

  • Instant Access to the course
  • Available 24/7
  • Learn through a series of online videos
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Mini assessments to test your knowledge
  • Lifetime access
  • Saddle Fit Checklist
  • Saddle Safety Checklist
  • BONUS: 5 x tack room pin ups
  • BONUS: 3 x Anatomy posters
Our price: £ 19 .99
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Andrea, 1 day ago

Great Quality and Easy Process

I was very impressed with how quickly my new saddle arrived, its packaging was excellent too, the process of finding a saddle was very easy and the trial option is great, though I didn't need to send the saddle back I was greatful for the chance to do so had I needed to. Saddle was as described, very happy with my purchase.

Catherine Ellis, 3 days ago

Excellent service

Item as described and delivered promptly

Alexandra Selle, 3 days ago

Super helfpul

First time I got a saddle through here. The Team were incredibly helpful and they even changed the sending date for the saddle, so I had time to have a saddler out. They were supportive through the entire process. Can't say a bad word

J Knight, 4 days ago

Good service

Quick delivery and helpful customer service.

Julia, 4 days ago

Good service

Quick delivery and helpful customer service.

sharon nunn, 1 week ago

Happy customer

I was very impressed with the service the saddle bank gives. The saddle arrived in the morning, and as she had a cancellation my saddler was able to come and check the fit that afternoon. The saddle arrived well packaged, and in nearly new condition. I was very happy with the fit for both my pony and myself, and I now have a beautiful new looking dressage saddle, but without the price tag of a new saddle.

Danni, 1 week ago

Bates saddle

Great service, saddle as described, really pleased with it . Would certainly recommend, such an easy way to buy a saddle with the reassurance of being able to return if it isn’t the correct fit

Shelby, 1 week ago

Great choices and phenomenal customer service

I don’t think there are enough words it space to share how pleased I am with my experience at the Saddle Bank. I had been looking for a very particular model saddle (I am located in the United States) and had tried multiple other saddles through tack stores in the US. The Saddle Bank kept popping up in my searches as they carry the brand I was looking for. One day THE saddle popped up on their website. I immediately wrote and quickly received an email in return confirming it was the saddle I described and were so very thorough and patient in answering my questions . I do not purchase many items from “over seas” but decided to go for it. I tried to complete my purchase on line and after communicating on email and then THE most pleasant phone call it was discovered there was a security block on my credit card and we were able to rectify that and complete the purchase. (And I love being able to “add planting trees” to my order). I received the saddle the most remarkable time! It is perfect and I am SO glad I chose to order from The Saddle Bank!

Dee Hawkesworth, 1 week ago

Extremely helpful

I tried multiple saddles on my trial and the staff were very accommodating for my to swap from on to the other until I found the right fit for me and my horse. I would highly recommend The Saddle Bank.

Jane Kingston, 1 week ago

Arena & JW Overton trial

Had just the saddles I wanted they arrived on time for appt with my saddle fitter. Purchased one and returned the unsuitable one. The whole process very slick and so easy and non stressful