In this episode I speak with Dr Anne Bondi, not only has she set up the saddle research trust but she also has had a really interesting life and career with horses. And in this episode we cover it all. If you’ve ever wondered about saddle fitting and what the research is and how far we have come and why it is so hard to find scientific proof of some things we may feel intuitively, then Anne may very well answer that for you today.
Anne’s trust is working hard to have a voice for horses and she also strongly believes we should not blame the rider all the time when the saddle moves or we have an unbalanced horse. Nor should we blame the saddle when things don’t go right. They want to educate people of the intimate relationship of the horse the rider and the saddle and how to figure out what the problem really is. They are working to help people collaborate to bring the best information possible to each other in the research field so that we as horse owners and riders as well as obvious professionals in the field, can get the best evidence based information.
And as it is on this podcast, it’s a nice long one so enjoy the ride.
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