Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 2 - Wither Clearance

Clearance at the withers should be 2-3 fingers for normal withers, mutton withers will have more clearance, and high withers will have less clearance. Clearance should be all around, not just at the top.
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Clearance at the withers should be 2-3 fingers for normal withers, mutton withers will have more clearance, and high withers will have less clearance. Clearance should be all around, not just at the top.

For a proper saddle fit, your saddle should fit your horse's withers. Wither clearance is an important part of horse saddle fitting: your horse's withers can be damaged by an improperly fit saddle. Watch this horse saddle fitting video for some saddle fit tips on how to make your saddle fits your horse's withers correctly!

This video is the first in 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!

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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