Rider assessment of saddle position

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Recent research has highlighted the detrimental impact of an ill fitting saddle on the health, welfare and performance of horses. Sub optimal saddle fit can negatively impact horse welfare, leading to a decrease in performance largely attributable to pain particularly in the thoracolumbar region. For the saddle to be correctly positioned, the front of the saddle tree points should be approximately 4-5cm (1½-2 inches) behind the caudal proximal aspect of the horse’s scapula, with the length of the tree not extending beyond the last rib.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Society for Equitation Science Online Conference 2021: Advancing Equestrian Practice to improve equine quality of life - Online
Duration: 20 Oct 202121 Oct 2021


ConferenceInternational Society for Equitation Science Online Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleAdvancing equestrian practice
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