On this page you find some basic shimming concepts worth experimenting with for your DOWNHILL shaped Horse with poor posture and muscling and your generously wide or too narrow English/Western Saddle.

This is a great starting point for you and for some Horse/Saddle combinations it will be all it takes to ensure you and your Horse travel comfortably. However, if you have found your saddle does bridge, rock or has any other further challenges or you simply want more support to find the right shim pattern, please fill in a FREE SADDLE FIT EVALUATION and we’re happy to help!

Western Shimming for a Horse with DOWNHILL Profile and poor posture and muscling

Downhill horse with bad posture and generously wide western saddle
Downhill horse with bad posture and generously wide western saddle
Original long shim and thin shoulder shim pattern
Long Shim Pattern

English Shimming for a Horse with Downhill Profile with poor posture and muscling

Downhill horse with poor posture and english saddle
Downhill horse with poor posture and english saddle
Original long shim and thin shoulder shim pattern
Long Shim Pattern