Horse's Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit Book: Ensure Soundness and Comfort with Back Analysis and Correct Use of Saddles and Pads

Horse's Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit Book: Ensure Soundness and Comfort with Back Analysis and Correct Use of Saddles and Pads

by Joyce Harman, Susan E Harris
     
 


When your horse suddenly develops a performance problem or a bad attitude and neither seem to be remedied by new training techniques or medical care, you often face months—even years—of frustration and career limitation. Dr. Joyce Harman, veterinarian and respected saddle-fitting expert, states that 75 percent of horses with such issues are simply…  See more details below

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When your horse suddenly develops a performance problem or a bad attitude and neither seem to be remedied by new training techniques or medical care, you often face months—even years—of frustration and career limitation. Dr. Joyce Harman, veterinarian and respected saddle-fitting expert, states that 75 percent of horses with such issues are simply reacting to pain caused by ill-fitting saddles. And, as she explains in this thorough and highly illustrated book, poor saddle fit can be corrected with patience and know-how.

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All riders should read this book!  —Horse Country

"Some books are classics that should be on every rider's book shelf. This book is one of them. Dr. Harman is thorough, explaining problems and fixes for both the rider's comfort and for the horse's. She discusses human and equine conformation differences and their requirements in a saddle. The book includes outstanding illustrations by Susan Harris, clear photos, charts, and sidebars." —Horse Journal (September 2012)

USDF Connection
Add The Horse's Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit Bookto your equestrian library. Your horse will thank you.
Chronicle of the Horse
Harman's saddle-fitting book seems like a good place to begin in the quest to help your horse achieve more, comfortably.
Horse Illustrated
Whatever English discipline you ride, you will find The Horse’s Pain–Free Back and Saddle-Fit Book is a good tool for making your horse more comfortable, which ultimately improves your riding.
Sport Pony Magazine
This book represents a basic education in saddle-fit which all riders should have. This book is an excellent primer on saddle fit and the complications that arise from poor fitting tack. Covering everything from saddle construction to saddle evaluation and saddle fit, this book is perfect for those without access to a professional saddle fitter.
Horse Connection
This book will help steer you in the right direction and save valuable time and money.
Appaloosa Journal
Every rider needs to read this book.
Tack N Togs
An understandable explanation of how conformation impacts the selection of a saddle tree, pomel, seat panels, gullets and other consideration.
Horse Country
All riders should read this book!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570762925
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
839,354
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.77(d)

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From the Publisher
All riders should read this book!  —Horse Country

"Some books are classics that should be on every rider's book shelf. This book is one of them. Dr. Harman is thorough, explaining problems and fixes for both the rider's comfort and for the horse's. She discusses human and equine conformation differences and their requirements in a saddle. The book includes outstanding illustrations by Susan Harris, clear photos, charts, and sidebars." —Horse Journal (September 2012)

Meet the Author


Dr. Joyce Harman, DVM, MRCVS, owns and operates Harmany Equine Clinic, a holistic, primarily equine veterinary practice in Washington, Virginia.

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