Saddle Fit Video


In the 4 hour video, Advanced Equine Studies goes to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University where Dr. Wade Tenney will teach you about the skeletal and muscular anatomy of the horse’s back and how it supports the saddle and rider. He takes us into the clinic to discuss common medical problems that occur in the horse’s back and how veterinarians diagnose and treat those problems.

Saddle designer Ron Friedson provides in-depth analysis of the art and science of saddle fit for both the horse and the rider. Ron holds many patents for his saddle technology, including the advanced flexible tree on his Pegasus jumping and dressage saddles. He tells us how to fit hunter/jumper, dressage, western, and endurance saddles. He then navigates through the seemingly endless options in saddle design available in today’s marketplace focusing on those options that will guide riders to the saddle that will help make them safe, comfortable, and effective on their horses. 

This in-depth program covers western, endurance, hunter/jumper and dressage saddles. Learn about the different saddle options and what they mean for both horse and rider, what to expect from a saddle fitter, how to fit the rider and horse and so much more!

  • Disc One - The Saddle: Surveys the myriad design options, explaining what each option means for the horse and the rider 
  • Disc Two - The Rider: Explains criteria to choose the right saddle for your body and riding discipline
  • Disc Three - The Horse and Beneath the Saddle: Demonstrates fitting different body types and how the saddle’s design can minimize fitting issues. Skeletal and muscular anatomy of the back, identifying pain and soreness, diagnosing medical problems, and demonstrating current therapies.    
Advanced Equine Studies gives you the tools to make an informed decision about what’s best for you and your horse.