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[RC] Checking saddle fit. - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Lynda Townsend townsend.buggies.sleighs@xxxxxxx or 
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I have been working with the Port Lewis Impression
Pad for the past 5 years, and I believe that it is
the best piece of equipment that we have today for 
checking saddle fit.  And the best thing about it is,
you can do it yourself.  You don't have to hire anyone,
truck your horse anywhere, just saddle up and ride.
Put the Impression Pad under your saddle, and go and
ride for 20 to 30 minutes, up hills, down hills, sand,
whatever terrain that you can find, and you will learn
more about saddle fit, and how your saddle is fitting,
then you ever wanted to know.
If your saddle is fitting well, you will get a nice even 
impression, all over the pad.  If your saddle is not fitting,
you will have thin to bare spots on the pad.  This is pressure.
Most common, shoulders, twist, and bridging.
It will even tell you if you are riding heavier on one side then 
the other, often stirrups are 1/4 to 1/2 inch different in length, and this 
shows on the pad.
This is a tool that anyone can use, and you should be checking your saddles 
about once a month, because we are riding true athletes, and their bodies are 
continuously changing as they gain or loose condition.
The other advantage is that, you are in the saddle, your saddle is carrying 
weight, and your horse is in motion.  Pinching, pressure, uneven, everything 
shows.  You can see it with your own eyes.
The Impression Pad is what I call Saddle Fitting Made Easy.
If I can be of any help, or you need more information, please feel free to 
email me, I am saddle fit obsessed, and no, I do
not own the company, I just love the impression pad.


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