Weight Gain

24th May 2023
Now is the time of year when we tend to see lots of overweight horses and ponies.

Too much summer grass is normally the culprit! It can be a real challenge to fit saddles onto barrel shaped horses carrying excess fat, particularly if this fat is carried over the shoulders as in these pictures taken today. Saddles tend to perch, wobble and bounce – and of course not only is it difficult for the hapless fitter, but the hazards of laminitis are well known.

Some horses’ weight varies considerably throughout the year, and adjustable saddles are really useful in this instance.

If you would like to discuss your horses saddle fitting please get in touch with Antonia on 📞 07941 512933