Need a saddle for my fat draft cross. Help? - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 09-27-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Vermont
Posts: 44
• Horses: 1
Need a saddle for my fat draft cross. Help?

Hope this is ok to post here. I posted in the classifieds too but thought other draft owners might be able to help. I just bought a draft cross pony and I'm having the hardest time finding an English saddle that will fit her that I can afford. I didn't think when I bought her that it would be this hard or honestly I might have reconsidered getting her! Her previous owners were riding her in a regular horse size western saddle with FQHB so I didn't realize that she would require a draft size English saddle. But after taking a wither tracing, it would appear that she needs at least an 8.5" gullet, thus landing me in draft tack territory. I am having the hardest time finding anything I can afford right now that will fit her and me! So if anyone can help me find a 17-18" seat English saddle, any kind, with an 8.5-9" gullet, under $250, you will be my hero!
phoebeeliza is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 09-28-2012, 07:40 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alachua, FL
Posts: 66
• Horses: 0
If you need a western or aussie 16" seat I could help. I have 3 draft saddles that need to go, but nothing english.
Gmac is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 09-28-2012, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Vermont
Posts: 44
• Horses: 1
At this point, I'm interested in any kind if the price is right. What do you have and how much? Thanks!
phoebeeliza is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 09-28-2012, 12:33 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Eastern Virginia
Posts: 1
• Horses: 5
Draft saddle

My 2 drafts needed 9.5" gullets and my budget was tiny. I got an ascot international dressage saddle on ebay for $300 including shipping from Missouri (I'm in Virginia). The seller was Frontier Equestrian. They've got a website also. The leather is not the greatest quality, but has stood up very well the past 4 years. My drafts are 8 and 9 years old and I used this saddle to train them. It has seen everything, including several dunks in the pond and the river. I use a quality cleaner and oil on it. This is just my opinion, but it seems to be a decent saddle for the money. It even came with the leathers and irons.
Fivehorse is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 10-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 77
• Horses: 0
Saddle

They do sell Wide and Extra Wide all purpose and dressage saddles. I have a Percheron that I ride and I have a Wide dressage saddle that fits him very well. I got it on Ebay for a great price. Drafttack.com has saddles and such also. My local grain store ordered my girth for me, a 60" regular and a 36" dressage girth is what I needed!
PercheronMom is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 10-11-2012, 02:52 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In Sunny, HOT and HUMID S.C.
Posts: 1,428
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by phoebeeliza View Post
At this point, I'm interested in any kind if the price is right. What do you have and how much? Thanks!
I'd give some thought to Gmac's stock saddle a look. They are usually a very comfortable ride if you get one the fits the horse. I use a wide stock saddle on my draft crosses during training. I have a tough time getting saddles that fit them. Most saddles I have to have custom made.
I the privious owners were using a full QH bar with the wither measurements you listed I'd check you horse for sore points. My older horse has a 9" gullet measurement and they can be hard to find off the shelf saddles for. I've had to get my Trooper custom made since I couldn't find one the fit.
Draft saddles are wider than I need nad the rest tend to be narrow so it does become a challange.

They're always going to be bigger and stronger so you better always be smarter. (One of my grandfather's many pearls of wisdom)
its lbs not miles is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 10-17-2012, 06:19 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 6,716
• Horses: 0
good luck with finding a proper saddle for your horse

Country Woman

Country Woman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for Saddle Recommendations (english please) for Draft Cross JennyRae Horse Tack and Equipment 1 11-26-2012 12:06 AM
Is she a draft or a draft cross? mramsay Draft Horses 25 11-29-2011 02:23 PM
Finding a saddle for a draft cross hmhgordon Horse Tack and Equipment 6 01-31-2011 07:59 PM
AP Saddle Suggestions for a Draft Cross? Jake and Dai Horse Tack and Equipment 8 03-08-2010 01:15 PM
contest for all draft and draft cross owners!!!!! english_rider144 Draft Horses 1 02-03-2009 05:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome