Our regular monthly blog called the “Saddle Stitch” may include anecdotal experiences of working with clients all over North America at all levels and dealing with all sorts of saddle fit and behavioural issues resulting from poor saddle fit. Additional contributions may include: Ambassador Rider Highlights; certified saddle fitter profiles; rider testimonials; and educational courses that have recently been held.
July 7th, 2015
Given that the games are officially starting this weekend, I thought it would be a timely topic for the weekly blog. I understand that they are still thinking about who the flag bearer should be and that Ian Millar is in the final running – I hope they give it to him; no one has done more in our sport or competed in more international events than Captain Canada. That’...
June 30th, 2015
What does “Custom” really mean? What does “Quality” entail? I have to say that one of our competitors in the North American market – the company which uses the concept of ‘custom saddles’ eponymously – was absolutely brilliant in its choice of name. When people talk about their custom saddles you never know whether they are referring to the brand or the actual saddle ...
June 17th, 2015
At the risk of offending any our readers, this is a topic which does need to be addressed in all honesty. I am not trying to insult anyone here, since the issue of proper saddle fit is not by any means limited to heavier riders – all riders and all horses can and will benefit from a correctly fitted saddle! However, heavier riders bring with them a whole different set...
June 9th, 2015
I thought this was a really interesting topic being covered as a series in Horse Sport over the next couple of issues, so I thought I would add my two cents worth in the blog. Jochen has deferred to me for this week and allowed me a presence, especially because one of the stories is actually about him and it is better told in the third person.
I find it hard to unders...
June 2nd, 2015
Here I am working with the head trainer of the Lusitano Association in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Davil Carrano – who helped me develop our “Obrigado” saddle
I want to preface this blog by saying that trainers are often the biggest assets in this industry. In my opinion there are two types of trainers: one type works very hard to enhance their education and...