General Information

This leaflet can be printed out and given to saddlers who are asked to adjust the flocking on a BALANCE saddle.   It is important that the saddler does not damage the saddle by using the wrong flocking or over-flocking, etc.   It is also important that they do not try to flock the saddle to fit the horse, without understanding Functional Saddling and without understanding the way the saddle works with the pads. 

This is an old document  that was created many years ago to help explain/show some of the basic principles of the BALANCE method of Functional Saddling.  We are working on the production of better presentations, but thought this simple PDF worth including on the Downloads area as it contains some good information. 

This is the information we need you to send to us when you ask for a Distant Consultation. 

We'll need to see these photos before we can start helping you with a query...

An overview of the BALANCE EEP, formerly known as the BALANCE Remedial Programme

An amazing way to help horses to recover from muscle damage and postural issues

Discover the Magic that happens when you ride at the right Tempo!

"Don't just wish for a NATURAL horse... if you want to ride, you need a SUPER-NATURAL horse!..."

Found a 2nd Hand saddle?  Use this document to help you identify it...

Das BALANCE SattelSystem Proberitt-Informationen und Formblatt

Thoughts on using Functional Saddling for Endurance, Long-distance & Competitive Trail Rides

Essential things to consider when choosing a saddle to back a young horse in...

Understand the issues relating to saddle length

Use this guide in conjunction with the article: 'Is my saddle to long for my horse?'