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Saddle Fit for Horse and Rider

Including the Anatomy of the Back, Medical Problems, and Therapies

Runtime 4 hours

3-Disc DVD $34.95 

video on demand starting at $4.95

Saddle fit DVD

Special Promotion!

Ron Firedson is offering a $100 gift certificate toward the purchase of a saddle to everyone who buys the Saddle Fit program on either DVD, PPV, or video download. You will receive the gift certificate with your DVD. If you purchase through Vimeo, follow the instructions there to get your certificate by email. Check out Ron's entire line of saddles at:

As riders in the 21st century,  we are the beneficiaries of huge advancements in saddle technology and design. Implementing that technology is not only essential for the health and well being of our equine athletes but also has an enormous influence on our effectiveness as riders.

What you’ll learn in this 4-hour program:

The Saddle: Disc One surveys the myriad of design options, explaining what each option means for the horse and rider;

The Rider: Disc Two explains the criteria for choosing the right  saddle for your physique and riding style;

The Horse: Disc Three demonstrates fitting different body types  and how saddle design can minimize conformational

Beneath the Saddle: Bonus material on Disc Three explains the skeletal and muscular anatomy of the back, how to identify pain and soreness, diagnoses medical problems, and discusses current therapies.


Saddle designer Ron Friedson provides in-depth analysis of the art and science of saddle fit for both horse and rider. Ron holds many patents for his saddle technology, including the advanced flexible
tree on his Pegasus jumping and dressage saddles.   He tells us  how to fit hunter/jumper, dressage, and western saddles. Then he navigates through the seemingly endless options in saddle design available in today’s marketplace, focusing on those options that
will guide riders to the saddle that will help make them
safe, comfortable, and effective on their horses.

For more about Ron and his saddle designs check out his website.


 ADVANCED EQUINE STUDIES goes to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

where Dr. Wade Tenney talks about the skeletal and muscular anatomy of the horse’s back and how it supports the saddle and rider. He takes us into the clinic to discuss common medical problems that occur in the horse’s back and how veterinarians diagnose and treat those problems.


Abigail Nemec is the director of the equine studies at Post University, and trainer Mark Rarick team up with Ron and  Wade to make complex issues easy to understand and pertinent to viewers needs.  As always, Advanced Equine Studies gives you the tools to make an informed decision about what’s best for you and your horse.


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