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Pia Formuller competing in Aachen, Germany

Some great news as Pia Fortmuller who has just started riding back in the DK Bond II who rode in Aachen ,Germany finished in 9th place overall and now vows she will never ride in another saddle ever again as all the saddles she has tried before which was a lot all hurt her horses back!!
Pia adds:"And I should add that Jonny Hilberath (one of the German team Coach's) came up to me and ask what saddle I'm riding in because he noticed a HUGE difference in my seat :-) Cool eh!"

Danny Is Lecturing in New Hampshire


Saturday, May 11 • 10am
UNH Durham, COLE Hall, Rm 219 •FREE OF CHARGE•

“Dare to Compare” Saddle Fitting Lecture & Demo with DK Saddlery

Western Saddle Fit Article For Horses Magazine

                      Saddle Fitting with DK Saddlery
             With Master Saddle Fitter Danny Kroetch
                            Written by Amy C. Barton

My Trip into Maine

Another happy horse and rider

Dear Danny,
Thanks to you,my mare and I are really starting to progress without tension!!
It took me a little getting used to riding in my Freedom after riding in another saddle with a wider seat and twist( muscle memory) Its amazing how much straighter I am in the saddle even with a bit of scoliosis and how easily I can use my seat and thigh area to communicate. Sitting trot is revolutionary with Flair- I tend to be tight in my hips due to age and the Freedom combined with the Flair makes my 56 yr old body relax and move with less resistance!

Danny Kroetch claims that a wooden tree isn't adjustable, yet my saddle fitter claims that most wooden trees he can adjust, plus there are wooden trees designed specifically to be adjusted. So now I'm confused as to why Danny claims wooden trees are not

Yes there are many saddle fitters out there that claim that they can, or they do, adjust wooden trees. However, the point I would like to stress is this: if they are truly adjustable then why do saddle manufacturers sell them in sizes, such as narrow, medium, and wide? If the tree can be adjusted it should be able to be made to any size!! It should be able to be adjusted to fit any horse.

Please see accompanying photos for a greater understanding.

Western Saddle Testamonial

I love Danny's saddles for my horse and myself. First, as far as your horse is concerned, you cannot do better than being able to adjust and customize the angle and contact of your saddle's bars to your horse. That's what Danny Kroetch saddle's offer--a marvelous, unique feature of adjustable bars. The air cushioning under the fleece then cinches the deal, giving you a perfect fit. Then you get to sit in a perfectly balanced saddle! That's when you realize how many badly adjusted saddles you've been riding in.

How our western saddles DON'T fit our horses

Danny also did a article for horses magazine on the way western saddles DON'T fit our horses and are damaging there backs and was out in May. This article will also be featured in the Media page of his web site so watch for it and give it a read also!!!

English saddle article

Danny just finished a article on english saddle fit with a great ad!!! Its good reading!!! It comes out in this months issue in Warmbloods Today and it will also be on this web page soon under Media.

Calgary Stampede


Well it is the famous Calgary Stampede here in Calgary and I have my three reps from Holland Ger, Nico and Charles coming in on Tuesday to come and see Canada and enjoy all of our wonders such as the Mountains , Lakes and the wild life a long with the Stampede so this week should prove to be interesting. ;0)