Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 4 - Full Panel Contact

The panel should touch the horse's back evenly all the way from front to back. Some panels may be off the back end to allow the back to come up during engagement.
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The panel should touch the horse's back evenly all the way from front to back. Some panels may be off the back end to allow the back to come up during engagement.

To achieve the proper saddle fit, your saddle should have full panel contact. Full panel contact is important for your horse's comfort: loose contact will result is uneven weight distribution from the rider. Watch this horse saddle fitting video for some tips on how to make sure your saddle has full contact with your horse.

This video is the fourth is a series of nine great videos that will help you learn the points of saddle fitting. See below for links to the other saddle fit videos. Check back to Dressage Today each month for a new video on saddle fitting!

Jochen Schleese, Certified Master Saddler and Saddle Ergonomist developed the Saddlefit 4 Life 80 point diagnostic evaluation to help you and your horse achieve optimal saddle fit! Book a Saddlefit 4 Life Educational event for your group!

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