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ETN CPD - Saddle Fitters Answers June 2016

A) Only the movement of the mid-thoracic back
B) The movement of the rider and the movement of the mid-thoracic back
C) The movement of the hindlegs and pelvis
D) The movement of the forelimbs, lateral flexion of the back, rotation of the pelvis and the vertical movement of the rider
A) Twisted saddle trees
B) Bridging and broken trees
C) Bridging, ill-fitting headplates and incorrect stuffing of panels
D) Too high saddle pressure
A) Back problems are caused by dry spots
B) Dry spots are always caused by ill fitting saddle
C) High pressure gives local ischaemia
D) Dry spots are main symptom for high pressure
A) It’s cheap and easy-to-use
B) The easy-to-use, small device gives an clear picture of what’s going on
C) It’s an easy and invasive heat technology
D) It generates inflammation
A) Horses prefer to avoid rein tension
B) Horses prefer to have rein tension when they get used to it
C) Horses prefer uneven rein pressure so they know which way to go
D) Riders have a good idea of how much pressure they have in each hand
A) If the correct tree is used, a saddle will always fit
B) Gullet width and panel shape are very important
C) The panel shape, the thickness and the type of flocking make a big difference to fit
D) Correct placement of girth straps does not make a difference to correct fit
A) A saddle should be evaluated a minimum of twice yearly
B) Everybody is using a professional saddle fitter nowadays
C) The flexicurve is a very reliable tool to measure a horse
D) How a rider sits influences the fit of a saddle
A) The sensors don’t measure pressure
B) The system is not reliable but only repeatable
C) It is easy to set up, but needs calibration every year
D) The system is not repeatable, and forces on the horse’s back cannot be measured with this system
A) Because they are both mammals
B) Because animals copy human behaviour
C) Because there are many similarities in chemical nociception
D) Because there are many similarities in pain
A) Checking the fit of a saddle is important to prevent back problems
B) Checking the fit of a saddle is important for rehabilitation
C) Lameness cannot be caused by an ill-fitting saddle
D) Saddle slip can be caused by asymmetry in horse or rider