Jamie discusses some of the main comfort features of Phoenix Rising Saddles Legacy and Imus 4-Beat Saddles. Our western and endurance trail saddles have unique features that ensure a custom-like saddle fit for your horse, that allows complete freedom of movement. Our flexible tree, leather suspended ground seat, and therapeutic open-cell Supracormaterial built under the saddle combine for an exceptionally comfortable ride for you and your horse.
All horses attempt to communicate with us. Whether we listen with our ears, our bodies, our hearts (or all three!), if we simply listen, we can hear them. Does your horse act like a gem on the ground, but seems a totally different horse under saddle? Often behavioral problems are attributed to bad attitudes or dislike of being under saddle. Often the case is they are simply uncomfortable when being ridden--either under saddle, in the mouth, or both.
Horses have a strong fight or flight response and this kicks in when they are in pain or discomfort. Horses expresses this by fighting with you under saddle (fight), rushing/barging, bolting, or being exceptionally reactive and spooky (flight).
If you haven't lately, whether your horse is displaying these behaviors under saddle or not, don't you owe it to them to make sure you aren't inadvertently causing them pain or discomfort under saddle? Click for simple, logical tests you can run yourself to check to see if your saddle is a good fit. Your horse will thank you.