Importance of Properly Fitting a Girth and Saddle on a Horse

Updated September 7, 2023

In this video episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan talk about the signs to look for when you suspect that your girth or saddle is causing your horse pain or discomfort. They come in a variety of presentations – ranging from changes in your horse’s behavior or physical conditioning. Dr. Gray gives some insight on the importance of properly fitting a girth and saddle, plus explains ergonomic tack.

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