Conformation Challenges

The conformation challenges that make horses hard to fit are no problem for the infinite adjustability of RP saddles

Conformation Challenge

RP Solution

This horse has hollows on the right but not the left

Conformation Challenge

RP Solution

The Haflinger shares these wide-body traits with other breeds

Conformation Challenge

RP Solution

The swayed back requires a curved fit which can be accomplished with an arced tree or center wedges to curve the panels
Placing a disc in the center curves the panel to follow the back

Conformation Challenge

RP Solution

R side appears more extreme, damage is more evident
L side also shows hollow behind the shoulder

Conformation Challenge

RP Solution

The low wither and broad back result in saddle-related pain for many horses.
This shot shows how wide the wither is, and also demonstrates the signficant angle change between wither and mid-back.

Conformation Challenge

RP Solution

By selecting inappropriate billets, the girth applies pressure diagonally.

Conformation Challenge

RP Solution

The girth lies comfortably in the girth groove with neutral pressure which will not pull the saddle forward.

Conformation Challenge

RP Solution

A short back combined with few natural "anchors" for the saddle
 
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