To achieve the proper saddle fit, your saddle billet should hang perpendicular to the ground so that the girth is not angled. While the girth will always find its natural position at the narrowest point behind the elbow, if the billets are angled too far back, the saddle will dig uncomfortably into your horse’s shoulder. In contrast, if the billets are angled too far forward, the saddle may cause discomfort in your horse’s lumbar area. Watch this horse saddle fitting video for some tips on how to make sure your saddle billet alignment is correct.
Jochen Schleese, Certified Master Saddler and Saddle Ergonomist developed the Saddlefit 4 Life 80 point diagnostic evaluation to help you and your horse achieve optimal saddle fit! Book a Saddlefit 4 Life Educational event for your group!