ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: [endurance] Saddles

Re: [endurance] Saddles

Samm C Bartee (bartesc@mail.auburn.edu)
Mon, 11 Sep 1995 08:13:15 -0500 (CDT)

I had a big problem finding a saddle that fit my horse, mostly due to
being a heavyweight rider. I tried several saddles that didn't
necessarily make my horses back sore, but definately did impede forward
motion due to pressure on the withers. I started using a saddle made by
Marilyn Horstmyer at Desoto Custom Saddlery, and the difference was amazing!!
She custom fits the horse, and the rider. I went from having sore knees
and back at 30 miles to no soreness at all. (other than that from age and
riding a horse that beats you to death!!) My horse definately noticed a
difference, and it really showed up in the vet checks. hope this helps