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Re: [RC] Testing Saddle Fit - Kristene Smuts

But alas, backs seem to be the LAST thing that most breeders consider, and I 
would reckon a guess that most breeders don't have a clue what constitutes a 
good back.>>

That is where Deb Bennetts' "Secrets of Conformation" starts - the back.  Very 
informative video and I reckon it's a must in every rider's toolbox.

Maryanne mentioned riding without a cinch - or being slack if it is there.  My 
dressage buddies go pale when they happen to see me riding in the neighbourhood 
'cos you can see daylight between the girth and horse.  I would hazard that it 
also has a bit to do with the balance of the rider - no matter how tight that 
saddle is, if the rider is unbalanced in any way, that saddle will shift.

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