Having a saddle that fits is extremely important. Some of the signs of a poor fitting saddle are:
*White hairs or worn and broken hair
*Sensitivity over the back
*Cold backed or slow to warm up
*Poor performance (poor engagement, poor impulsion, difficulty with lead changes, etc)
*Stiff to one direction
*Objecting to being tacked up
*Atrophy of the back muscles
*“Heat Bumps”- small areas of inflammation present when the saddle is removed
*Any abnormal “bad” behaviour or poor performance I can help you evaluate whether or not there are any issues with your saddle fit and may be able to assist in getting a better fit.
One way to evaluate saddle fit is by doing what is known as a sheet test.
* Please click here for directions to do your own sheet test.
* Downloadable version of Sheet Test here.