Fit is Everything - Infinitely Adjustable for Optimal Comfort & Performance!

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.

Speaking the Truth in Love - A Western Dressage Judge's and Trainer's Perspective

August 16th, 2016

I am going to cheat a little this week with my blog since we have been extraordinarily busy with wedding preparations for my daughter’s wedding and have been very short on time. However – having said that – I had intended to share Anna’s comments with you already anyway because she is so right with her insights that what she says bears repeating and is in complete ali...

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Inspiring Horsemen - T. Paul Bulmahn of GoldMark Farms

August 2nd, 2016

T. Paul Bulmahn My Saddlefit 4 Life® colleague Cathy Rothery is taking you inside the gates of GoldMark Farm, to meet Paul Bulmahn, owner of GoldMark Farms – the sophisticated, world-class training facility for thoroughbreds nestled in the rolling hills and shade of ancient oak trees near Ocala, Florida. Mr. Bulmahn personally welcomed AHP members and escorted u...

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Something Different – a Trip Report from Italy (specifically the Palio in Siena)

July 28th, 2016

Jochen and I were just in Italy for a short vacation and travelling through Tuscany on our way to Agropoli on the Amalfi coast where our daughters were attending a dance workshop and performing. Jochen is presently in Germany teaching a refresher saddle ergonomics course, and has asked me to take over this week’s blog for him since he has little time to write anything...

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Caring Horsemen - Mark Miller

July 18th, 2016

I have invited my Saddlefit 4 Life® colleague Cathy Rothery to introduce 2 inspiring horsemen she met last month while attending the 2016 American Horse Publications conference in Orlando. Thank you for sharing your visits with these outstanding equine professionals. While attending the annual AHP conference, our gracious hosts Chris Brune and Judy Lincoln arranged a ...

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Saddle Fit and "Shorties"

July 11th, 2016

We’ve discussed saddle fit for the heavier rider in a previous blog, but I have recently been asked several times about what issues to consider for the extra tall or extra short rider, who both seem to have troubles finding saddles to fit properly. Obviously there are considerations for all body types, male or female, which unfortunately too many saddle manufacturers ...

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