The Horse’s Pain-Free Back and Saddle Fit Book
Dr. Harman’s book has been 10 years in the making, and is the only and most complete book about saddles and horse’s backs ever published. If you ride, your horse needs this book, and since most of them cannot read (there are a few I think can) you will need to buy it so you can check to be sure your horse is comfortable.
English Saddles How to Fit: Pain-Free
While the security a saddle provides a rider is commonly appreciated, the benefits of a saddle that fits the horse well are less often considered. 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 come onto the bit more willingly, perform better transitions, jump higher and wider, 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
? 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.