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post #1 of 26 Old 01-02-2011, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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English Saddle for a Morgan horse

so I'm looking for an English hunt seat saddle for my morgan horse Shaggy and its hard to find a good one that fits cause morgans have low wide whiters. I found this one with the easy change gullet system and was wondering what you guys think of it?

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post #2 of 26 Old 01-02-2011, 07:41 PM
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I have actually heard that the newer Wintec saddles are getting a lot of good reviews. Their price point is unbeatable and they're much more balanced and well made than they have ever been. However.... and this is just what my trainer has always told me.... that you should never invest in a saddle with an "easy change gullet system". They can be problematic still with fitting, hard to adjust, and mess with the integrity of the saddle. Have you tried just doing demo saddles until you find what fits? Most tack shops and online saddle sales have demo saddles that you can try.

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This is what I have, and it's okay...I'd recommend trying out a saddle before you buy though. Depending on just how wide your horse is, you might put in the extra wide gullet but need the saddle itself to be the "wide" version as well. Now, if your horse isn't THAT wide, you might be okay. Mine is so I'm thinking of selling my saddle for that reason and going for one that's made for wide horses =P

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post #4 of 26 Old 01-02-2011, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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I see im at my wits in to find saddle for my horse my trainers saddle is just plain scary cause its old and moldy and the stirup leathers are so stretched that its impossible to get them even!.

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i have actually heard that the newer Wintec saddles are getting a lot of good reviews. Their price point is unbeatable and they're much more balanced and well made than they have ever been. However.... and this is just what my trainer has always told me.... that you should never invest in a saddle with an "easy change gullet system". They can be problematic still with fitting, hard to adjust, and mess with the integrity of the saddle. Have you tried just doing demo saddles until you find what fits? Most tack shops and online saddle sales have demo saddles that you can try.
no havent tired demo saddles theres really not tack shops around here just the local co-op and I bought a saddle from there and ended up taking it back cause it didnt fit

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I'd say if you're looking for an affordable saddle wintec is definitely good for that reason...and the exchangeable gullet thing really was nice...it just isn't going to necessarily be PERFECT fit, even with the right gullet in. If you don't have the option of trying a saddle out or using a saddle fitter, than the easy change gullet system might be your best bet. How old are you and do you have someone to help you? Just wondering because it takes a little messing with the gullets to get them in the first few times you do it. It's relatively easy once you get the hang of it though

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*sorry for the double post, just wanted to add that another option for a horse with wide withers that's hard to fit is the semi-treeless or treeless saddles. Those fit most horses, just aren't good for horses with high bony withers. There is some debate around whether they're better or worse but I've used them and like them. I guess the thing with those would be what discipline you're using the saddle for and whether you'd want to be able to use it in a show or not...I'm not sure if hunt seat shows would allow it?

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*sorry for the double post, just wanted to add that another option for a horse with wide withers that's hard to fit is the semi-treeless or treeless saddles. Those fit most horses, just aren't good for horses with high bony withers. There is some debate around whether they're better or worse but I've used them and like them. I guess the thing with those would be what discipline you're using the saddle for and whether you'd want to be able to use it in a show or not...I'm not sure if hunt seat shows would allow it?
I'm 21 and my trainer doesnt to crap to help me and she knows I want my own stuff for my horse especially my own bridle so ii don't have to keep using the nasty bit on the one i've got now

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eh that's too bad, it's difficult finding a trainer that works for both you and your horse....especially without driving too far. Best of luck, though, and if you look online you may be able to purchase a cheap bridle on ebay or something?

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post #10 of 26 Old 01-02-2011, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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thanks I've been thinking about looking on ebay and I also found one on horse.com that was only 30 bucks but I wasnt sure on size and and getting a bit

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