I was reading last night an article from "Hollistic Horse". The article was called "Saddle Fitting: Two Points of View".
Mainly I was reading it because of the saddle fitting part...as I'm sure most of you know I'm currently looking to buy a saddle and curious to find exactly what size saddle will fit Sonny.
I am making this post mainly because of some of the stuff in the article...it kinda bothered me on the stuff...mainly because I don't know if it's true or not.
Here are some quotes...PLEASEEEEEE tell me your opinion on them (will include the lady's name who wrote it...it's a Q&A article)
"From my experience Western saddles don't fit because of their structural design. The pressures from the front of the saddle, under the rider's seat or at the back of the skirt all cause the horse's movement to be restricted. To date, I have not found a Western saddle that fits the horse, even if it was "customed" to the horse"
I guess that one above was the only one that kinda confused me. What are your opinions on this? I don't want something that is going to hurt or bother Sonny in any way...but I do love the feel of a western saddle. I don't have enough money to get a professional saddle fitter come and look the saddle on him. It doesn't say anything about English saddles, so I'm assuming that they think English saddles make better fits....could be wrong.
Anyways I guess I'll stick with an English saddle until I hear more on this issue.
For those who get the Hollistic Horse magazine and would like to read the whole article it is Issue 53 - Feb/Mar '08