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        02-10-2014, 08:02 PM
    Originally Posted by jcraig10    
    Its tough sometimes, isn't it? Relax. Breathe. In. And Out. Good luck to you! We CAN DO IT!
    **** straight we CAN, we are getting there step by step!
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        02-15-2014, 08:09 PM
    Darn this weather!!!!!!!!!!!! A foot of snow on Wednesday night...then it rained Thursday, which caused the snow to melt. Then it froze, which turned the melted snow into ice. Then we had some sleet last night. And then it rained today. And then it snowed today. And now we have 25+ mph winds. Hooray for never riding ahhhhh. Spring???

    Thinking happy thoughts.
    Sorry for rant.

    Will post new pics as soon as this weather breaks! (Hopefully in a few days!)
        02-22-2014, 06:12 PM
    Ok, so we finally got some good ridig weather...but no one was around and I don't like to ride without anyone here soooo I got some pics of the other saddle instead.

    I've looked a lot at saddle fitting threads and websites, but I'm still not too sure what exactly to look for...so I will post a few pics to see what others think. Her owner lives out of the country at the moment so is not able to see it in person either.

    This is au natural...no girth, no pad. I can girth it tomorrow if you think that would give a better picture.

    Any help would be appreciated!
        02-23-2014, 11:31 AM
    It looks too far forward on the horse's shoulder to me, from the angle. You won't be able to tell fit if it's not positioned in the correct place
        02-23-2014, 11:46 AM
    ^And a bit lopsided, too... But maybe that's just the camera angle x.x
        02-23-2014, 07:19 PM
    Zexious...It was kind of hard to get a good angle because the aisle right there is tight with a horse in the middle...not so great for picture taking from the sides haha. Its hard when no one else is around !

    I can sit it back a little further and take a new picture tomorrow night after work. There is another saddle here that fits me better that might work on her as well...it is just usually used on another horse. I will try that one on her as well.
        02-25-2014, 08:38 AM
    I agree with what everyone has said about the saddle, stirrup length, and leg position. I also think you might want to be more aware of your hand position. In each photo your hand seems to be too low. I know it's probably because of the horse's friskiness and tossing her head--you are trying to keep her head down. But there should be a straight line from your elbow to the bit so you need to raise your hand a bit. When her head comes up, your hand should come up to maintain the line.
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