About David Kaden
David Kaden is a lifelong horseman whose passion in life is helping people achieve perfect saddle fit. He travels throughout the country speaking on ways to diagnose saddle fit.
David also uses a computer pressure pad system to enable horse owners to see and understand exactly how their saddle contacts their horse and how much pressure is being applied. Pressure is shown in different colors corresponding to differing degrees of pressure. In order to remedy the problem of bad saddle fit David developed and patented the only adjustable fit system that provides adjustment of all three dimensions of saddle fit: width, arch, and angle. His company, Specialized Saddles, is one of the world’s leading producers of endurance and trail saddles.
David has articles on saddle fit published in numerous equine magazines. Articles about his saddle fitting system have been featured in such equine magazines as Equaus and The Arabian Horse magazine.
He is also the former host of Horse Trails TV show which aired on RFD TV in 2002 and 2003.
David is a two time National 50 mile AERC endurance champion.
He and his wife Tracy own and operate an endurance training center near El Paso, TX. Their horses compete worldwide including the ’08 Endurance world championship in Malaysia where David was also one of the commentators for ESPN’s worldwide TV coverage of the event. David also competes in jumping and recently won reserve champion in the region 2 sport horse jumping championship in Santa Barbara, CA. He attributes his success in both disciplines to perfect saddle fit resulting in happier more willing horses.
David is a charismatic speaker and his easy going manner of communicating his saddle fit insights keeps his audiences engaged and entertained.