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Catherine Haddad explains saddle design and how it affects the horse and rider.
Catherine Haddad guides us through the complicated world of saddle fitting. She begins with exploring the anatomy of the horse and how that affects the proper saddle fit. She discusses the current idea of distributing the weigh with the saddle and where the center of gravity is on the horse. By pointing out the anatomy of the horse, we come to a better understanding of where their strengths and weaknesses are. She sets a Stubben saddle on him that she helped design, and explains how this saddle works. She next places a typical dressage saddle designed to distribute the weight on the horse, and explains how this saddle interferes with the horse and rider.