The Thanksgiving Day holiday reminds us to be thankful for all the blessings in our lives. It goes without saying that my Husband, my family and my friends are on the top of the list. But also on the top of my list are my horses and having a place and the means to care for my horses.
First of course is the favorite, Easy. I am so grateful that when he started to have lameness issues that I was able to "retire" him here at our farm so that later when I figured out that the saddle was causing his issues, I was able to bring him back to riding. I am SO grateful for that.
I am grateful that I was able to keep Fancy from going to the race track and for all that she has taught (forced me to learn) me these past few years.
And I am grateful that I was home on Stoney's last day on earth and that I found that he peacefully passed away in the night on October 20, 2013. Since I was home, I know that he was fine that day. He was sound, he complained about Fancy leaving to go riding and he ate his dinner eagerly when I fed that night. Stoney was 32 years old. My parents brought him home from Texas in 1981. read more
I also want to thank Callie King for coming over for our lecture and posting our interview. I highly recommend signing up for her helpful weekly training tips at CRK Training Blog.
As always, thank you for reading my e-newsletter and for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your riding goals. I am SO grateful to be able to help so many horses, thanks to all of you reading this e-newsletter. Happy Holidays!
TTYS & God Bless
FIT RIGHT SADDLE SOLUTIONS
Terry Peiper has been "Helping Horses With Their People" in south central PA for over 30 years as an accredited Richard Shrake Resistance Free ® Trainer/Instructor and certified American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) Instructor. She has more than 45 years horse showing experience in several different disciplines ranging from 4-H, Hunters, Appaloosa breed shows, barrel racing, dressage and side-saddle, as well as several years of fox hunting, hunter paces and open show judging experience. You could say she has been there and done that.
Studying saddle ergonomics started out as just another way for Terry to help her students however, it quickly took over her life when she discovered that her own horse, Easy had a condition called kissing spine which was likely caused by many years of riding in poor fitting saddles. “I can’t go back and undo what I have done but I can spread the word about proper saddle fit to prevent other horses from needless suffering” says Terry.
Recognizing the huge need for proper saddle fit, Terry joined the Saddlefit 4 Life professionals and started the FIT RIGHT SADDLE SOLUTIONS. She passionately pursues her mission to educate as many riders as possible of the importance of proper saddle fit, how it affects the horse’s performance, behavior and ultimately horse and rider health through lectures and saddle fit evaluation/consultations in the south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland area.