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post #21 of 28 Old 04-13-2012, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Joe4d View Post
usually a higher wither and wider clearance at the shoulders. Gaited trees tend to flair at the front, and have alot of wither clearance. Probably has more to do with giving the shoulders clearance while they are moving then an actual shape thing on the standing still horse. Depending on the variety many are also short backed. I'm not sold on treeless designs. I spent to many years carrying rucksacks, carrying anytype of weight without a frame blows. They are probably fine for people 100lbs lighter than me. I'm not interested in trying one. Also with the popularity of Arabs in the sport I imagine many of the saddles are made for Arab backs. Never owned one, so not sure how they compare. I just see saddles advertised with Arab trees as opposed to other trees so I assume something is different.
Arabs may appear narrower, but their barrel is rounder than quarter horses (room for all that extra lung space!), so generally "quarter horse bars" don't fit. My boy feels so skinny to me compared to the quarter horses I grew up on and my own QH colt, but boy can I tell the difference when I ride bareback! Their movement is also bigger, so the saddle has to be out of the way of their shoulder during their entire gait, as is true for any properly fitted saddle. Anyway, just due to the difference in roundness, the trees are built wider and different shaped to accomodate.
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post #22 of 28 Old 04-13-2012, 10:32 AM
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Joe, that is interesting. My arab has a high withers and a short, straight back. She doesn't seem to care what saddle I put on her, just so I use one particular pad that I don't really like the looks of myself. My arab gelding that I had in the past was more round. The saddle wasn't as stable on his back.
What I am getting at is that the TWH back that you describe sounds a lot like my arab's back.

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post #23 of 28 Old 04-13-2012, 11:37 AM
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Well Joe, now we know the secret to your success!

Padded Riding Shorts for Him

If I buy these, will I be able to catch up with you? $50 dollar underwear. I never heard of such........

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i met this woman at the AERC convention in reno last month. she said's she converted quite a few men to her tights after they've ridden in them (typcially on a dare/bet from a fellow rider it sounded like). i ended up buying a pair of winter weight tights and i love them. check it out: Just For Horsin' Round Riding Tights
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post #24 of 28 Old 04-13-2012, 03:18 PM
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post #25 of 28 Old 04-21-2012, 09:43 PM
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Barefoot Cheyenne saddle
Equipedic Endurance pad
Toklat Woolback dressage girth
Biothane breastcollar
Biothane bitless bridle w/lightweight rope rein
S curve brass irons
Fleece leather covers (I'm so short I had to buy child leathers)

I use half chaps and Tuff Rider breeches that stretch with padding on the inside of the knee. And I ride with a Camelback that has a pocket for Dixie's mini hay cubes and Stam-E bars.
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post #26 of 28 Old 05-23-2012, 08:56 PM
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Do those of you who use rope halters trailer in them also? I'm looking to get a tack set that's simple so I have less "stuff" to deal with when going on rides. I like the rope halter with add-on headstall but I'm leery of trailering in a rope halter.
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post #27 of 28 Old 05-23-2012, 09:25 PM
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I dont see the issue with trailering in a rope halter. But I guess it depends on the rope. Are you using nylon halters ? they can be even stronger if they dont have breakaway hardware or straps.
I am liking the white cotton line idea posted earlier. I think that would be perfect. That line would break and I could dye it. Seems I can never find the right color line when I want it.
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post #28 of 28 Old 05-24-2012, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by nicolerm View Post
Do those of you who use rope halters trailer in them also? I'm looking to get a tack set that's simple so I have less "stuff" to deal with when going on rides. I like the rope halter with add-on headstall but I'm leery of trailering in a rope halter.

I do haul Dream in her rope halter, but I don't tie her in the trailer.

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