The Equine Expert


Official Tevis Cup Saddle Fitting Tips

As the Official Saddle Fitter for the Tevis 100 this year, I am thrilled to offer some suggestions to make sure your saddle is fitting your horse as well as it can.

Thinline Saddle Introduction

Tracing Analysis

Barn Manager Tricks

How to get horses to eat their supplements.

Feed Time is a Good Time to Inspect Your Horse

While you are feeding, it is a good idea to take just a few seconds to observe your horse. Tanja Schnuderl explains why that is helpful and what to look for.

Stirrup Bar Placement

Stirrup Bar Placement and how it affects balance by Adrienne Hendricks. Saddle Expert.

English vs Western Saddles

Some basic differences between English and Western saddles explained by saddle expert Adrienne Hendricks with The Equine Expert LLC.

Beast collars when trail riding

Breast collars provide an extra element of security when trail riding by preventing a saddle from slipping sideways or back and fourth.

Check Girth Strap before Trail Ride

Before heading out on a long trail ride, it is important to go over key elements of your saddle to make sure they are in good working order. The girth strap attached to the girth and is what you use to tighten the saddle on the horse. It is typically ma
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