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When choosing a dressage saddle, it is important to find the proper size and fit for the rider. Find a well-fitting, deep-seated dressage saddle with help from the owner of an English tack store in this video on horse supplies.
Hi! I'm Tori Johnson. I'm with the Leading Rein and today we're going to figure out how to fit a dressage saddle. This is a dressage saddle and it has a much longer flap, and it has long belts because with the long flap you ride with a longer leg in dressage. And the long belts helps to stabilize the saddle a little bit more. You have a much deeper seat because you usually stay in your saddle the whole time. You don't often come out of it. So the seat is much deeper than it would be with any of the other saddles. You want to hop up here for me? This is a very good fit for Egin. You can fit four fingers in the back and you can fit one finger on the front, it also fits his leg very nicely. It sits against the knee real well and it hang, his leg hangs down far enough on the flap. So he's able to really sit down in the saddle and be connected more with his horse when doing dressage. Dressage is a lot like ballet on horse back so you really just want to be very connected with your horse, and having a saddle with a deep seat and a long flap really helps you do that.