A horse's physique and muscles change continuously during its lifetime. To ensure the horse's health in the long term, we recommend that you regularly check and, if necessary, adjust the saddle. With these preventive measures, problems – such as injuries and saddle pressure – can be reduced and avoided.
We recommend: Have your saddle checked at least once a year. Depending on the use of the saddle, the pad should be completely replaced after a few years. Our cushion filling consists exclusively of synthetic fibers, whose consistency and durability are ideal for optimal adaptation to the horse's back. This ensures optimal comfort for horse and rider.
Consultation agreement with test riding.
When testing the saddle, the saddle is placed lightly on the horse’s mane, and slowly moved backwards until it has found its place behind the horse's shoulder blade. Like a shoe for humans, a
saddle must be neither too big nor too small, it must adapt to the anatomy and still allow sufficient freedom of movement. A dressage saddle is in the right balance when the lowest point is in
the middle of the seat, a jumping saddle and combined saddle has the center of gravity slightly further back.
The saddle's pads must lie evenly on the horse's back. However, as horses can change through training, growth, illness or through foaling time, we recommend having the saddle checked regularly. We are happy to adjust your saddle on the spot, and adjust the saddle at our mobile workshop. We drive throughout Germany and Austria. A trial period is non-binding and free of charge. You can try a JH Reitsport saddle on your own horse, and get competent advice on all aspects of saddles. Contact us by phone +49 171 9565673 or email for a trial period!
For all riders and horse enthusiasts!
We offer seminars about saddles. The intensive seminars that we hold together with veterinarians or osteopaths offer a practical and a theoretical part. The duration is about 2 hours of theory, followed by the practical part, where horses and saddles are used to show what to pay attention to, when buying a saddle, when a saddle needs to be looked after and which saddle fits which horse. The duration also depends on the participants' questions, we expect around 2 hours.