Author: stefreinhold

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The English Saddle Tree 1 – Tree Points

Understanding saddle fit is a craft and an art that comes with thorough education and lots of hands-on experience. An experienced saddle fitter can help you make sense of the ‘landscape’ of your horse’s...

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Principles of Saddle Fit – Saddle Length

In this part, we explore why saddle length is an important part of saddle fit. You may have wondered if your saddle fits correctly, either because you have not yet had a chance to...

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Book Review: Anatomy of Dressage

A Classic – Revisited Today, I want to spend a little time to introduce (or re-introduce) you to a treasure in the equestrian library. Stick with me, even if you read it before and...

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A Balanced Saddle

Why a Balanced Saddle Matters “Love this saddle, fits every horse!” Have you ever heard someone say that? I have, and it makes me cringe. While certain horse types share similar features (e.g. the...

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Rhythm – You’ve Gotta Have It!

How to discover your rhythm and keep up with your horse We all have heard riding instructors say to ‘get out of our horse’s way’. This can mean many things, from soft hands to...

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Old School Grooming

Grooming Like an Old-school Pro. Horses have been around for a lot longer than our modern conveniences like horse vacuums and show sheen spray. While we can be grateful to have access to these...