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Saddles

horse saddle Your saddle is perhaps your most important piece of equipment and therefore must be selected carefully and fitted properly to ensure optimum comfort for you and your horse. It is our mission at Olson’s Tack Shop to help you find the right saddle, as well as to educate you about what constitutes a correct saddle fit.

It is our mission at Olson’s Tack Shop to help you find the right saddle, as well as to educate you about what constitutes a correct saddle fit.Since so many of our valued customers expressed interest in learning more about saddle fitting practices, we decided to create a series of pages dedicated to the subject.

From learning to take wither and back tracings to being able to gauge whether or not your current saddle is right for your horse, Olson’s is committed to providing you with information that will empower you as horse lovers.

We are proud to be the only dealer on the West coast to have the Prestige saddle tree adjustment machine.  Our resident saddle fitter, Heather Manuel, has been authorized as a Prestige saddle adjuster.  This allows your Prestige saddle to be widened or narrowed in our store based on your horse’s needs.  Please contact the store if you are interested in this service.

This page is but a spring board to a wealth of information that will help you understand all there is to know about saddles and saddle fitting. Follow the links below to begin your journey.

Want to learn more about how to properly fit a saddle and download a printable step-by-step PDF?

Are you in the market for a new or used saddle? Get tips on selecting the best saddle for you and your horse and learn how to do wither and back tracings.

Learn about the Custom Saddles we offer.

Want to schedule an appointment for a custom saddle fitting but want to learn more first? Email us.