on January 27, 2000
As a result of reading and rereading Mary Wanless's chapter on proper saddle fit, I looked into the Ortho-Flex saddle system for my horse. While Ms. Wanless doesn't endorse the brand, which uses a suspension system rather than a regular saddle tree, her explanations of equine biomechanics and description of the system spurred me to investigate it further on my own. I was pleased with what I learned and ended up purchasing one. I can't tell you how good I feel, knowing that I am probably not damaging my horse's back. My horse's movement also has improved as a result. In short, if you are a caring and thoughtful rider who is willing to sit down for a serious read, this book is for you. In fact, the only reason I didn't give it five stars is because the book can be tough going at times.