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what size barrel saddle do i need?!

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        07-24-2013, 03:02 PM
    Another thing to remember too is a barrel saddle will have you riding smaller than in any other western saddle. For example, I have a 15inch reining saddle but I need a 14inch barrel saddle. That is true for most everyone. 14inch in a common size and is a safe bet, but I would try one out first.
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        07-24-2013, 03:14 PM
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    Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
    14inch in a common size and is a safe bet, but I would try one out first.
    Except for people like me who've had thighs and a booty since high school. Then a 15" is common, LOL.

    But I agree the OP sounds like she probably needs a 14 inch, just guessing off her measurements she gave.
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        08-12-2013, 02:12 AM
    I'm 5'8'', 135lbs and I ride in a 13'' saddle. It really just depends on your body type.
        08-12-2013, 02:20 AM
    Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA    
    Originally Posted by beau159    
    I also want to add that everyone has their own personal preferences.
    Too true. I'm 5'5 and weigh around 135. According to that chart, I should be riding in a 16", but I can't stand having all that room around me. I currently ride in a 15" and could probably get by very well in a 14 or 14.5.

    OP, like others have said, just go to a tack store and start plopping your butt in all their saddles. Find one that makes you feel comfortable and secure and go from there.

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