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        03-30-2013, 12:39 AM
    I think it is an optical illusion caused by not having the saddle blanket, and his markings, as well as the angle to the camera.
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        03-30-2013, 12:50 AM
    Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
    I think it is an optical illusion caused by not having the saddle blanket, and his markings, as well as the angle to the camera.

    On my screen, when I line up the edges of both saddles, they're pretty close in size.

    It does look crazy teeny in the second pic though, but if you really compare the two, it's fine.
        03-30-2013, 10:26 AM
    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    Both saddles are dressage saddles and neither saddle fits.

    I would recommend looking at a saddle made for a more baroque style horse - the courbettes fit a TB type quite well but obviously do not fit this horse.
    Prestige, Amerigo, Zaldi, etc.. will fit better.
    Both saddles rest too far up the horse's shoulder and are not balanced (pommel too high).
    Wow yeah I know the pommel is too high on the first one- thought it was just because he needs a wide instead of a medium. All the ones you listed are very expensive >.< I might get a nicer dressage saddle if we end up actually showing but for right now I just want something that fits both of us.
        03-30-2013, 06:51 PM
    Okay so I just went and picked up this saddle from a tack shop on trail for 2 days. What do you guys think? I'm only schooling right now so it's not that crucial to me that I have an actual dressage saddle, as long as I can ride balanced.

    To me it seems okay except it seems to come up off his back under the cantle. This saddle is extra wide and close contact. Are there any other options out there for a horse with a very flat back? Thanks for all the help!
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        03-30-2013, 08:38 PM
    Judging by the view posted, this trial saddle sure much better. Is it possible to get a video of the horse doing wtc in it, and with you riding?
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        03-30-2013, 09:28 PM
    Unfortunately I don't have anyone around to video me riding =/

    I trotted around in it for a minute- it felt almost sloppy to me but that might be because he has no withers, and the saddle is very flat. Other than that, it felt pretty good.

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