Equine Learning- Consequences of ill-fitting Tack Fit in the Human and Horse

Tack fit... or perhaps I should say Mis-Fit.
Probably ranking in the Top 3 challenges faced by riders. It is a major contributor to unwanted experiences in the equine partnership.

Here are just a few of the undesirable consequences:
In the Horse
Reactive/dramatic/dangerous behavior
Physical trauma
Long-term health issues
In the Rider
Defensiveness in the saddle
Long-term physical issues
Mental Distraction
Miscommunication with the horse
Pictured is a client as we attempted to find a saddle that appropriately fit her and the new equine partner.
Assisting us was my right-hand farmhand, Riley .
So many horses that arrive for training with "behavioral issues" are in pain due to ill-fitting and mis-used tack.
Have you been challenged with tack fit?
Had unwanted experiences?
Checked the quality of the fit recently?
Assessed why you're using your current setup?
Is it appropriate for you and your horse's current ability?
I suggest every year to reassess your tack and equipment, for fit, safety issue's, and assessment of why you're using it and if it is appropriate.

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