Videos for Gaited Horses

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Helpful information for gaited horse owners and riders. Gaited horses are often a fitting challenge due to their unique shoulder movement. Our saddles work wonderfully with gaited horses. You can also watch these videos on our Vimeo channel.

Watch a Gaited Horse Move in a Freeform Treeless Saddle - Lovely Free Shoulder Movement

Watch noted gaited horse trainer Ivy Schexnayder ride Spice in a Freeform Scout Treeless Saddle. This slow-motion video demonstrates how free the shoulders can move on a gaited horse when in the right saddle. Free movement is especially important for gaited horses. With these breeds, the horses pulls with its front end and pushes with the hind end. Anything that interferes with free shoulder movement – whether it's a saddle that pinches or a rider who grips with her knees or thighs – is restricting the horse's forward movement.


Shoulder Relief - Prevent Saddles from Sliding Back with Skito Pads

See how we prevent the saddle from sliding back on gaited horses with proper pads. Our customized Skito pads help keep the saddle in place on horses with big shoulders. Designed to specifically fit your horse's back, level the saddle and distribute your weight, these pads allow for full and free movement of your horse's shoulder while keeping your saddle in place and you and your horse comfortable.


Watch More Videos

  • Saddle Fitting – A good overview of proper saddle fit for your horse along with adjustments for rider comfort. Includes how to check your fit at home and how to mount from the ground. Covers girthing placement and options. Addresses shoulder relief and how to keep saddles from slipping back. Discusses fitting with panels - how they work and how to do it.
  • Saddle Spotlights – Take a closer look at some of our most popular saddles – and new additions – to show you the features you’ll love. Just like shopping in person!
  • Setup Tips & Quick Changes with Accessories – Tips for setting up and adjusting your Freeform treeless saddle + how to clean your saddle. See how to quickly change up your saddle with our dressage and all-purpose mono flaps.
  • Saddle Pads - All about pads! From how to clean your pads to how pads help with saddle fitting, our tips cover Skito and Freeform saddle pads.