Hi! Today an independent saddle fitter, Matt Hirons, is coming to our Therapy Center. I look forward to meeting him and finding our more about his work. In my experience, saddle fit can create many problems for both horse and rider. Think about what we are asking our horses to do. Our weight on their backs, with many riders not perfectly balanced at all times. If the saddle is pinching the withers, or too loose and "swimming" around, it can create many problems. I know some ill fitting saddles can be helped through special pads, etc. as it can get pricey to buy several saddles.
I look forward to our meeting today and will post more tomorrow.