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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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Saddle Purchase

The order process was very efficient, delighted with my new saddle , the girth was too small , this is currently being returned , however all correspondence has been great so far

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Feedback for Albion k2 jumping saddle

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The admin was efficient but it was all pointless a...

The admin was efficient but it was all pointless as despite having my saddle for several years it was nit sold and there was never any particular effort made to sell it e.g promotion

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