Western Saddle Fitting, Part III: an analysis through images of saddles that do and don’t fit

Western Saddle Fitting, Part III: an analysis through images of saddles that do and don’t fit

The great photo to the right was found on Pinterest and we’ve re pinned it to our own board: Western Saddle Fit. The picture comes from the “How to fit a Western Saddle” at the GallopingGrape.com.  Our favorite excerpt is the first two paragraphs: To fit a western saddle you must first measure your horse. Each saddle measurement will differ between saddle makers. Not all Full Quarter Horse Bars are made the same. Just because its 6 3/4″ gullet in one maker doesn’t mean it will be the same width in another...

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Freshly Updated Directory of English Saddle Makers

Freshly Updated Directory of English Saddle Makers

We have just spent hours researching (and surfing the web) to expand our list of English Saddle Fitter.  We do not endorse but composed this list to be purely informational.  Do you see someone missing from this list?  Or a correction that needs to occur?  Please get in touch: webmaster@bitasndbridles.com.  Click here to visit the...

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Western Saddle fit Part II: An Analysis of Western Saddle Trees/Bar Channels and how to measure to fit

Western Saddle fit Part II: An Analysis of Western Saddle Trees/Bar Channels and how to measure to fit

All our inspiration came from Pinterest.  Visit and follow our Western Saddle Fit Board. This Illustration perfectly shows through visuals the “bar channel” on a western saddle. From Pinterest image, click here. Western Saddle Fitting Vocabulary:  3 ways to Rig your cinch all with practical uses and implications.  Never cinch too loose or too tight! The below photo shows how the above illustration will work on actual saddle pictured below.  For more information, click here.   The above is from a great article at...

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November Highlights – Blogs, Classified Ads, Cartoons and Trivia

November was such a busy month here at Bits and Bridles!   Featured Blog Posts Part 1: Western Saddle Fit Photos Videos & Photos from Pinterest lead to great Saddle Fit Articles Saddle Fitting Tips, Pictures, Videos and links to Articles we found on Pinterest Some of our featured Classified ads:   November 8: Fun Peace Sign Schooling Pad   November 11: Seat Size 17 Black Wintec with lots of extras!       November 20: Red Barn English Bridal     November 29: Seat Size 15.5...

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Part 1: Western Saddle Fit Photos Videos & Photos from Pinterest lead to great Saddle Fit Articles

Part 1: Western Saddle Fit Photos Videos & Photos from Pinterest lead to great Saddle Fit Articles

Western Saddle fit for the horse and rider I am by no means a saddle fit expert much less a trained and certified Saddle Fitter. As a consumer I have often found buying the right saddle (often the price of a used car) and maintaining it to fit my horse so very frustrating and precarious. Is my horse being naughty because of saddle fit? As am amateur rider am I fitting the saddle for the right posture or do I need to work harder. We are always trying our best to compile articles for you and resources on saddles (and all on how all tack) should...

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Saddle Fitting Tips, Pictures, Videos and links to Articles we found on Pinterest

Saddle Fitting Tips, Pictures, Videos and links to Articles we found on Pinterest

Announcing a series of articles we will start posting.  The series will be all think from photos and pictures of horses and saddle fit (or tack fit) and the great articles they take you too. Probably like you I go to Pinterest to look for ideas for parties, beautiful pictures of horses and much more.  I recently started coming across images that have very information illustrations, videos or photos of saddle and tack fitting.  Below is just one screenshots.  It shows modern and medieval saddle parts.  More about our obsession soon and the...

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