Watch more Horses & Horseback Riding videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/468-Horses-and-Horseback-Riding Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Saddle a horse English-style with finesse and ease using these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Groom your horse Groom your horse thoroughly. Step 2: Slide the stirrup irons up Slide the stirrup irons up on the stirrups to get them out of the way. Step 3: Place the girth over the saddle Place the girth strap over the top of the saddle with the right side still attached. Step 4: Lay the saddle on top of the saddle pad Lay the saddle on top of the saddle pad and align the edges, with at least one inch of pad in front of the pommel. Step 5: Slide the saddle back Slide the saddle back until the pommel is lying on top of the highest point of the horse's withers. Tip Always slide a saddle in the direction of the hair growth and never against. If the saddle is too far back, pick it up and move it forward, then slide back into place. Step 6: Let the girth hang down and pull it under Let the girth hang down over the side of the horse and pull it under the horse. Attach the right-hand side of the girth, making sure it is slung directly behind the horse's front legs and fits snugly. Step 7: Pull the stirrup irons down Pull the stirrup irons down and mount the horse. Step 8: Check the girth Check the girth to make sure it is still snug. If it is not, move it up one hole and enjoy your ride. Did You Know? The Kentucky Derby has a weight limit of 126 pounds for jockeys and their equipment, including their saddles.
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