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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Homepage > Faq Previous Next Share: My saddle slides backwards Author: Sybren Minkema - Friesian Horse Specialist In the beginning of my profession as a saddle fitter (read: the 90s) I had a lot to do with forwards sliding saddles. Now I notice more and more that a shift is taking place in…
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Home > Faq Previous Next Share: How often should my saddle be padded? The cushions of a saddle are usually filled with wool. Wool has resilient properties and distributes the pressure evenly over the horse's back. Over time, the wool can settle and it is possible that...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Homepage > Faq Previous Next Share: How do I maintain my saddle? To maintain the high quality and suppleness of the leather, it is important that you regularly clean and treat the saddle and the stirrup leathers. Remove coarse dirt such as sand and mud from the ...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Homepage > Faq Previous Next Share: How do I use my saddle? When saddled, make sure that you place the saddle behind the horse's shoulder. To take off, place the left hand with the rein on the mane comb and with the right hand grab over...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Homepage > Faq Previous Next Share: Prevent Back Pain in Horses Back pain in horses is more common than most realize. Back pain in horses can be caused by a number of things. A saddle that does not fit properly remains a major cause of back pain. The saddle that isn't the right size...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Homepage > Faq Previous Next Share: Getting off right? The horse's back and saddle must be well protected, right? We think so too! It is also important that you keep this in mind when boarding. Most riders among us develop their own way of...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Homepage > Faq Previous Next Share: I am buying a new saddle, can I exchange my old saddle? If the saddle you want to exchange is current and in good condition, we will take your saddle and you will receive a discount on the new saddle. We determine the value of...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Home > Faq Previous Next Share: My new saddle has a tear, is this normal? We are often called with this question. People will then find one or more slits of about 3 cm under the sweat flap or saddle skirt. These are so-called "fill holes", these are used by the saddle fitter to...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Homepage > Faq Previous Next Share: Saddle Fittings and Friesian Horses Author: Sybren Minkema - Friesian Horse Specialist The breeding of Friesian horses has gained momentum in recent years. From a workhorse on the farm in the 60s, to an indispensable sport horse today! In particular...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Homepage > Faq Previous Next Share: A forward sliding saddle, why and what to do? Author: Sybren Minkema - Friesian Horse Specialist Many of you have had to deal with it. The saddle is neatly placed behind the shoulder at the start of riding and all ...