It has been said that all a cowboy needs in life is a horse and his saddle. Even more important, perhaps, is that his saddle fits his horse well. In this DVD, Dr. Joyce Harman, veterinarian and renowned saddle-fitting expert, advises that good saddle fit is not determined by style, brand, or price, but by construction, condition, and proper fit. She also explains how a horse will indeed cut more efficiently, lope more consistently, travel farther, and remain sound longer when his saddle accommodates his conformation and allows his back to function correctly.
The DVD covers:
• Why saddle fit matters to both horse and rider
• Western saddle evaluation, off and on the horse
• Ensuring the saddle fits the rider
• The proper use of saddle pads
• Accommodating conformational challenges
Dr. Joyce Harman, a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, has appeared as a guest speaker on the topic of saddle fitting at numerous equine expositions in the USA, England, and Germany. Dr. Harman owns and operates Harmany Equine Clinic, a holistic veterinary practice, in Washington, Virginia.