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post #11 of 17 Old 07-29-2008, 01:26 PM
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I think it fits nicely. ;) I also suggest riding with it, & then taking it off seeing if it leaves any marks or anything.

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post #12 of 17 Old 07-29-2008, 02:32 PM
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It looks pretty good, I might be a bit concerned about the top of the shoulder. The best thing to do is sit in the saddle and as you walk shove your fingers under the saddle, if it's pinching your fingers it's pinching them.

The clean white saddle pad trick will really tell you if it's pinching.
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post #13 of 17 Old 07-29-2008, 02:42 PM
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Take all the above advise from everyone... but overall from the pics it seems to fit ok, but its hard to tell without being able to feel it. You should be able to see daylight (w/o the pad) when you look from back to front under the saddle to ensure it isnt sitting too low. At the pommel you should be able to fit 2 fingers between the saddle and the whithers.

But the reason I responded, is if you like the saddle and it's really cheap you can make it work if it doesn't fit perfectly. I would buy a whitherback pad, you can get cheap versions of it pretty reasonable and it will make the saddle fit better for your horse, if you have concerns.

http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...cd2=1217356922

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post #14 of 17 Old 08-02-2008, 04:24 AM
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Does this saddle fit?

I put a really expensive saddle on my horse and within a few trotting strides I could feel that it pinched him.He actually limped in the front.Then I put my moms saddle on him and he was great.(I took her saddle then!!! Lol)Another thing is to look for even sweat every where the saddle is .

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post #15 of 17 Old 08-04-2008, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your input guys! I'm about 90% that I'm going to go with it.

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post #16 of 17 Old 08-04-2008, 01:52 PM
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I would put a wither pad on your horse. Those narrow TB's need all the help they can get I think it fits ok though with the pad. I'd use the wither pad because it is a little bit wide.
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-20-2008, 11:05 PM
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Although I'm no expert on saddle fitting, it seems like it fits pretty well. One thing I'm not sure about is that (I read this in a book) there should be two or three inches between your horse's withers and the pommel. I'm not quite sure if there is enough room. About it being too wide, that might be okay (I'm not sure, though) because as your horse builds muscle they will need more room. Just don't take my opinion TOO seriously because I am absolutely no expert!
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