On this page you find some basic shimming concepts worth experimenting with for your LEVEL shaped Horse with a short and hollow back 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 LEVEL Horse with a short and hollow backĀ 

Western Saddle Generously Wide

HOLLOW BACK SHORT BACK LEVEL Gallery Profile

Western Saddle Too Narrow

HOLLOW BACK SHORT BACK LEVEL Gallery Profile
SHOULDER RELIEF+CENTER+REAR LIFT Thin Shoulder+Center +Thin Rear
SHOULDER RELIEF + Thin Center _REAR LIFT Thin Shoulder + Thin Rear

English Shimming for a LEVEL Horse with a short and hollow backĀ 

English Saddle Generously Wide

HOLLOW BACK SHORT BACK LEVEL Gallery Profile

English Saddle Too Narrow

HOLLOW BACK SHORT BACK LEVEL Gallery Profile
SHOULDER RELIEF+CENTER+REAR LIFT Thin Shoulder+Center +Thin Rear
SHOULDER RELIEF + Thin Center _REAR LIFT Thin Shoulder + Thin Rear