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  • How To Swing up a Heavy Western Saddle
  • Western Saddles can be heavy and hard to lift up on to your horse's back. It's even worse when you have a bad back! Instructor/Clinician Gail Ivey shows you her technique for swinging the saddle up and letting the saddle's own weight do the work. Hint: you are only doing it right if it lands softly!

    Gail has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia, and Australia, as well as the United States, teaching horsemanship clinics. Gail's goals are "to turn horse owners into horsemen and horsewomen. It is my desire that you learn what is truly important to a horse and be able to use that knowledge to bring out the willingness of the horse to perform any task you request." Contact Gail at

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