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
"Veterinarian Joyce Harmon, an expert in saddle fitting, brings her expertise to the small screen with this Western Saddles DVD. It really helps to see the fitting process on DVD. It's easier to see it in action, rather than read an explanation or see tiny pictures in a book. The information presented here is great."—Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar