Dr. Joyce Harman's best-selling book and DVDs on saddle-fit have received rave reviews and helped improve the lives of performance and pleasure horses all over the world. Now, due to popular demand, she's written the complete reference on saddle-fit and back health for Western disciplines. In this most thorough, comprehensive book, Dr. Harman, veterinarian and respected saddle-fitting expert, educates the reader about the horse's conformationparticularly the shape of the back, withers, ribs, and shoulders; saddle constructionthe tree, bars, seat, skirts, fleece, gullet, and stirrups; and the rider's conformation. She explains how all these variables must be considered in order to keep the horse comfortable. In addition, read about correct use of saddle pads; fitting saddles for different sports such as reining, cutting, pleasure, and trail; and how to care for your horse's back, both over the short and long term.
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About the Author
Joyce Harman, DVM, MRCVS, is the author of The Horse's Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit Book. She is a graduate of the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, specializing in acupuncture and alternative medicine. She lives in Washington, Virginia.
What People are Saying About This
"The next best thing to having an expert on saddle fit standing right next to you. A Western rider's bible of the back." Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar
"A wealth of saddle information for the Westernor anyrider." The Natural Horse
"Absolutely fascinating . . . The information on evaluating saddles, their fit and design is worth the price of the whole book." American Quarter Horse Journal
"Harman addresses the entire horse—focusing on his back, the saddle and the rider—no matter what the sport. She looks at various ways to solve as many of these issues as possible. All riders want to achieve their goals and keep their horses healthy. Harman's book offers a practical and effective way to do just that." —Horses All (October 2012)