Wellington, FL- August 2, 2012- Join Carmi Weininger, President of the ReactorPanel Saddle Company and one of North America’s leading authorities on saddle fit, at a saddle fitting workshop on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Note: the location has changed to Hossmoor in Briones, CA.
“This information is critical if you care about the comfort of your horse. Every time one rider learns about saddle fit, one more horse has the chance for a pain-free ride,” explained Weininger.
Weininger has been featured in Chronicle of the Horse and Trail Blazer magazine as an expert on the subject of saddle fit and also serves as a regular guest lecturer in Functional Anatomy at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She has lectured alongside famous author and coach, Mary Wanless and founding member of the Association for Equine Sports Medicine, Dr. Kerry Ridgway. This educational saddle-fitting seminar has been taught to university equine studies classes, organizations, clubs and informal barn groups.
Committed to putting more science and less guesswork into the saddle fitting process, Weininger believes that assessing saddle fit is a realistic goal for all riders. Working with veterinarians and saddle experts in the US, Canada and England, Weininger and her team have gathered information on fit that is crucial to horse and rider comfort.
Combining a classroom lecture with hands-on learning, Weininger and her staff invite attendees to learn about the elements of good saddle fit.
Learn to develop an eye for conformation issues that create saddle-fitting challenges.
Discover how correctly matching tree shape to the horse’s back is critical to their comfort.
Uncover existing pain by learning how to palpate a horse’s back.
This course provides and introduction to some of the newest tools for achieving great fit and comfort for both horse and rider. The pressure testing pads demonstrated in the workshop measure what happens under the saddle, showing weight distribution and revealing pressure points. By using modern measuring tools, anyone can determine if the horse is likely to be comfortable in a specific saddle. Weininger will demonstrate proper fit of English saddles using concepts that apply equally to western saddles.
Here’s what past attendees had to say:
“This information was so thorough, I could have listened for hours.”
“This seminar clearly gave me insight as to the improvements that can be made to saddle fit.
“This seminar should have been mandatory for everyone in the barn.”
To register for this informative workshop, or to inquire about holding a workshop in your area, contact: call 888-771-4402 or email email@example.com
In addition to the half-day workshop, ReactorPanel Saddle Company will offer an afternoon class on the same day, August 4, titled, “How to fit your own ReactorPanel Saddle”.
The ReactorPanel Saddle Company, based in Oakland, CA, makes saddles for multiple disciplines, including dressage, trail, endurance, eventing hunter/jumper, fox hunting and cross-country. They require that all customers use the saddle for a two-week, free trial, prior to purchase, to ensure proper fit and comfort for both the horse and rider. Saddles are fit and adjusted by specially trained Fitting Agents, or by users who enjoy do-it-yourself projects.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Basics of Saddle Fit - 9 am – 1 pm– Hossmoor Briones, CA
How to Adjust Your ReactorPanel Saddle - 1 pm – 5 pm -Hossmoor, Briones, CA
Directions to Hossmoor FROM HIGHWAY 24: Take the Orinda Exit and turn North (towards Richmond and the Orinda Village). Turn Right on Bear Creek Road. Hossmoor is about 7 miles from Orinda (30 mph zone) on the right.
FROM HIGHWAY 80: Take Pinole Valley Road Exit and turn South. Make no turns and the road changes names to Alhambra Valley Road. Turn right onto Bear Creek Road, Hossmoor is 7/10 mile on the left.
FROM HIGHWAY 4: Take Alhambra Avenue Exit South and turn right on Alhambra Valley Road. The road dead ends at a stop sign, turn right and remain on Alhambra Valley Road. It is about 7 miles to Bear Creek Road - turn left and go 7/10 of a mile - Hossmoor is on the left.