Originally Posted by back in the crosby again
How exactly does the one you have not work? Does it fit her poorly or something else? You can generally tell if the saddle fits without getting on her back. Does she have issues with just putting a saddle on or when you get on her. If you look there are lots of articles out there on how to tell if your saddle fits. What kind of saddle are you getting? If you are trying to decide if the saddle fits you then likewise you can do this without riding her. You can ride in the saddle on another calmer horse or put it on a sturdy saddle stand.
The bars are way too big for her on the saddle that I have. It is a full QH bars, and I need to get a semi. This one that I am looking at has semi bars, but it looks like the gullet is too small. She saddles up fine and it looks fine normally when I am getting ready to ride, but the problems begin when I get on her back. That is why I am wondering what I can do to tell the difference when I am on her with this one compared to the saddle I have and to tell if it is better or worse.