Dec
07

Wonky Donkeys (not about actual donkeys!)

(to quote Ant and Dec!) Have you ever caught yourself thinking "my horse isn't that croup high, surely?", and as you go round to the other side you sigh with relief, it's obviously an optical illusion….except it's not an illusion at all. Early in my saddle fitting career I started to notice that several things were going on: If I ever occasionally got sent photos of horses from both sides, rather than the one I used to ask for, I often saw a different front to back balance. In the actual fitting process the saddle could look in perfect balance from one side, but out of balance on the other side and yet the saddle was straight at the back. This really challenged my thinking! That most sa...

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