Friday, May 29, 2015

Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit - Full Article

By Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor
May 27, 2015

Sores, injuries, and infections involving a horse’s back, withers, and/or girth area can make saddling and riding a painful process for your horse. But do you know how to recognize such issues before you tack up?

Annette Gavin, a Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) qualified saddle fitter based in Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania, described saddle sores and skin diseases to look out for during the SMS Introduction to Saddle Fitting course, held May 1-2, in Hagerstown, Maryland.

First, she described skin issues that are directly related to poor saddle fit, including:

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