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  • Arabian crosses and semi quarter horse bar saddles
  • What is the best saddle for a high withered arabian horse

 
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    10-21-2012, 02:02 AM
  #1
Foal
I need your help! Barrel Saddle Questions

Okay so I just became certified as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist and we went over saddle fitting today. It was a great class but they are english riders and not knowledgable regarding barrels saddles :) I know that Gigi's saddles have not fit well and I have been trying to get one that does. She is narrow and high withered, so hard to fit. The Crown C I had didn't work and it was a standard gullet for them not super wide and I have a double J pro that turned out to be even wider and does the same thing. I got a saddle pad that helps but I want to get a saddle that actually fits.

So, from what I have found from my research it would be better to go with semi-quarter horse bars for her. I am wondering if anyone has recommendations or has had a horse built like this and found a saddle that works for this build.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
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    10-21-2012, 02:16 AM
  #2
Foal
My horse, an arab/quarter horse cross is narrow and high-withered and my saddle is a semi quarter horse bar (SQHB). I suppose it really depends on the horse... like how much muscle he has, conformation, etc. It's really hard to tell without seeing the horse.
     
    10-21-2012, 02:20 AM
  #3
Foal


Here is one picture of her. She looks a little weird because her head is dry :)
     
    10-21-2012, 09:12 AM
  #4
Yearling
My old mare was built like that, I found most saddles from Cirle Y fit her really well. Like my old Connie Combs saddle. Also suggested by a chiropractor we got a built up pad for her, a Classic Equine Bio Fit to fill in around her high withers.
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    10-21-2012, 08:33 PM
  #5
Foal
She looks a lot like my mare in the withers/back/shoulder area. I have a Dakota and it fits her really nice.
     
    10-22-2012, 08:07 PM
  #6
Foal
Hey thanks guys!! I will look into both of your recommendations!!
     
    10-23-2012, 01:22 PM
  #7
Green Broke
GGGiiiiGgiiiii!! Lol Sorry, I had to.. Now every time I see your username or a thread about Gigi I say it in my head..

It really depends, the semi-QH bars could work for her. The absolute best way to tell is to put a sheet on her to keep the saddle clean and try a ton of different saddles on her to get an idea of what will work best.
     

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