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    06-22-2010, 01:21 PM
Question Saddle Fitting...For The Rider

I took lessons at this barn, and they were terrible...As in, all I ever learned was how tack up, walk/trot/canter, well, basically, the bare minimum. So, my question is, how can I know if a saddle is too big/too small for me?

Thanks in advance!
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    06-22-2010, 11:44 PM
Green Broke
The general rule of thumb is that you should be able to fit one hand behind you, pinky touching your tailbone/rear area and thumb touching the cantle. More than one hand's width and it's too large, less and it's too small.
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    06-24-2010, 07:30 PM

Thank you Sunny! That helped a lot.


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