Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oh Those Saddle Whoa's Again!

The above video is an ad for Dave's educational sessions at the Iowa Horses Fair this year. These are not about selling saddles, but pure, real education to empower the horse owner in their choices.

I am working on a rather lengthy article once again on all those troubles plaguing the horse owners on saddle fit which I work with in my travels !

Most know I endorse no saddles brands, not even Dave's. It's not about what the saddles out there are or are not but a matter of ethics on my part in knowing there are to many variables to do so. Each horse and owner combination must be addressed on an individual case basis.

I DO though endorse those that put forth honest, real education to help the horse owner learn, so I do endorse Dave's educational program. He also now teaches large groups around the world Via webinars on line. When he teaches at clinics, horse fairs and through his webinars he is not selling saddles. You can schedule the webinars at http://www.aboutthehorse.com/

I'm amazed at the myths and those even put forth by those representing themselves as experts.

Here is the start, and that's to stop relying on just wanting someone, anyone, to tell you what to use. The most common asked question I am asked, even when having no indication what what they have in the horse they own.

You cant fit a horse you have not seen in some type of media, if not in the very flesh.

The biggest tool I can give you is "GET EDUCATED" to understand it yourself. It's not rocket science in the basics. The horse owner actually has the easy part, yet getting folks to actually learn and understand the basics seems hard to get them to do.

The tough stuff is development in manufacturing, if it's a manufacture that is actually caring about fit and function to horse and rider. Not just regurgitating the terminology they have learned from those before them, most of it plagiarized material in which they redefine to make their own with no clear understanding, just make it sound great and look like a saddle!

I know the the funds spent here in Dave's research and development exceed $100,000.00 to date.

So hopefully this new article will not be much longer in its final state and I will post here when it's complete. I so feel each and every persons frustration on this topic and we just have to make it better for the horse owner and the horse.

Liz Graves

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