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    12-28-2009, 07:52 PM
  #11
Weanling
Okay, here are pictures from how I first put it on her. I sent these to the company when I first got the saddle and they told me that the saddle was way too far back. It looks better to me though and more like what you are all recommending. Am I right?

Please ignore the backwards saddle pad - I had a terrible brain fart that day!

She was a bit thinner thin, but I don't think that should make a lot of difference.
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    12-28-2009, 08:22 PM
  #12
Foal
The first pictures its too far forward, the second set its too far back...

Properly placed, an Aussie saddle will not inhibit her movement at all, and will be extremely comfortable for you and your horse...
     
    12-29-2009, 12:38 AM
  #13
Weanling
Okay, I'll work on placement.

Skittle1120 - Where are you from in Western PA? I grew up in Greenville, PA and went to college at Allegheny in Meadville.
     
    12-29-2009, 12:40 AM
  #14
Trained
Ugh, my post dissapeared!!!!! I wrote a super long one for you before I left for the coast :[ I'll have to write it again when I get home. For now - I would go for a ride or two with it scooted back a bit and see how she goes - It looks like it is sitting on her scapula.
     
    12-29-2009, 12:44 AM
  #15
Weanling
Wildspot - I'm assuming you mean in the first set of pics. What do you think of the second set? Too far back?
     
    12-29-2009, 08:57 AM
  #16
Foal
Snoggle - I live pretty much half way between Erie and Pittsburgh, in the middle of bfe outside of Franklin and I love it lol....

As for your saddle, it looks just like my new one, which you can see from these pics I had trouble placing on my short backed rocky mare, but once I got it figured out, it was wonderful and doesn't impair her movement at all... And since she's more comfortable, she's much better behaved (most of the time) lol...






Fortunatly for her, I looked at her again after I put the camera away and fixed the saddle before we went riding....

Sorry they're little pictures.... That's what I get for not paying attention when I upload them...
     
    12-30-2009, 11:26 AM
  #17
Weanling
Post 11 it is too far back which will cause your horses balence to be off and not get the back legs under for a good over stride...

I left my show saddle back to far one time in a show, horse didnt gait as good, I had to do some funky seating, but we still won it lol

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    01-01-2010, 06:11 PM
  #18
Trained
In the second set, the first pic looks too far back - See how the girth is toward the middle of her belly? The second picture looks about perfect - The load bearing areas are clearing her scapula, it isn't sitting on her loins at the back, and the girth is a nice hands width away from the elbow.
     

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