Keeping 20+ year old horses comfortable, backing young horses, or retraining physically damaged horses
People ask me why do you use BALANCE saddles?
I tell them that the BALANCE method of saddling is logical, we have happier horses, we get quicker results, we have fewer physical and behaviour problems, it maximises horses’ ability.
We have a yard of 40 horses - livery, stud, riding school, remedial and competition training.
25 are in work and we use only BALANCE saddles – we have 29 BALANCE saddles on site.
The saddle and system works whether it is for competing (we do dressage, eventing and showjumping), keeping 20+ year old horses comfortable, backing young horses, or retraining physically damaged horses.
There is a logical approach with the saddles in that if you don’t get in the horse’s way it is much more likely to do what you ask, more willingly, for longer. It is a simple concept to understand and to follow.
I am often asked for advice on saddles and I always recommend speaking to the BALANCE team. As a result, I have seen dozens of instances where the introduction of the BALANCE system works dramatic improvement in a horse’s behaviour and movement
Over 25 years of using BALANCE – I would never change.
Being able to move in a powerful, balanced and engaged way, without restriction or discomfort, is every horse’s birth-right and essential in order for him to be able to carry the unnatural weight of a rider, without doing harm to himself.