The perfect saddle would distribute the weight of the rider evenly over the maximum area possible. It would flex moment by moment to conform to the changing shape of the horse as the horse moves. It would not flex in response to the movement and weight of the rider. A design with all three of … More Innovative tree design from BUA
The design of the saddle, the fit of the saddle, and the skill of the rider interact in ways that are extremely complicated. If you add in the asymmetries of the rider and the asymmetries of the horse, you are talking about a group of interactions that are even more complicated. It is no … More Which saddle tree design is best? Part 1:
What is your horse telling you about your saddle fit? Did you know that refusing to stand still at the mounting block and fussing when you tighten the girth are sure behavior signs that your saddle fit could be better for your horse? I have seen these behaviors change time and time again when the … More Do You Listen To Your Horse?
Happy Back Riding is proud to be a new distributor of Lovatt and Ricketts. These fine saddles can be made to order using the precision of the FTE Equiform. A template of your horse’s back will be made and shipped to Walsall England, where your saddle will be hand crafted using materials and methods that … More More great saddle brands, more great choices
It is a windy day in March here, and rather than face the trek out to get my horse in the far corner of a large pasture, I decided to answer a frequent question about air panels. People often ask if the panel needs to be adjusted to compensate for different temperature like winter to … More Do Air Panels Change with Temperature?
Experts say that a saddle is a huge commitment towards your horse as well as your bank balance. The welfare and willingness of your horse, your riding comfort as well as overall performance can be a concern when looking to purchase a new saddle. How do you know you have the right one, before investing … More Saddle Fitting Ontario and Direct Sales
Just like the name, WOW horse saddles are a thing of beauty and utmost satisfaction. Having been born from extensive research and development by First Thought Equine Ltd, these saddles gained a large reputation in the horse riding community and earned the name WOW. It has been tested in at least three different continents, outperforming … More Buy Wow Horse Saddles
Happy Backs Riding’s new saddle press will give me the capability to adjust other brands of saddles like Schleese, DK and Passier. The price for adjustment is $100.
Happy Back Riding now carries Tech Stirrups. These stirrups work perfectly with WOW stirrup leathers and WOW saddles. The PATENTED Tech Stirrups are entirely produced in Italy. They are made of AERONAUTICAL ALUMINIUM billet and fitted with stainless steel blocked screws. They are treated with a 20 micron anodization to preserve the aesthetic quality. Specifications: … More Tech Stirrups
This is a Port Lewis pad impression of a saddle that had its gullet plate adjusted to fit the shape of the horse and the impression was taken a few days after the fitting. The impression shows a fit with no pressure points. The gullet plate fits the horse well. Very good, except there is … More Port Lewis Pad Analysis- the shape of the back