How does this saddle look on him?

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    02-14-2013, 10:27 PM
How does this saddle look on him?

I inherited a Syd Hill australian saddle from my aunt who passed away (rip), well actually all 3 of my saddles came from her, and I tried it on Apollo today and to me it looks good! But I have no experience with Australian saddles so I could be wrong...I ran my hands around the whither/shoulder area and there is no pressure anywhere, but makes contact with his back and seems to fit nicely. What do you think? (I know I'm missing the cinch strap(?) in the pictures...I cleaned the saddle last night and forgot to put it back in when I brought the saddle to the barn). It is a very nice saddle, and seems SO much comfier for the both of us than my english saddle. Let me know what you think!

Now looking over the pics it looks a little too far forward? Maybe it'll look better if I moved it back a little...

^he is lacking quite a bit of back muscle...but it'll look much better once he fills out and is ridden more.

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    02-14-2013, 10:51 PM
I had an aussie saddle, loved it! Yours has the blue lining, which means it is the narrower tree....the wider tree ones have gold lining. It looks like it is sitting on your horse the way it should be...with the panels angled towards the front. You have plenty of wither room. It follows the shape of your horse nicely. I would say it's a go! See how he does in it. The good thing is they are heavily padded for horse and rider....very comfy.

You will need an aussie pad to go along with it so the panels don't rub him under your legs. But they are wonderful saddles.
    02-15-2013, 07:02 AM
That is a great brand saddle, one of the best in Aust. You will find it great for trail riding, if that is what you do.You don't neccesary need a stock saddle pad, a good western pad will do. They are the only saddles that we use for all our horses when we trail ride
    02-15-2013, 07:06 AM
You will need a surcingle with the saddle,as the saddle only has 1 girth point and if the girth (cinch) was to accidently break the surcingle will save the saddle from slipping. Your saddlery should have them.
    02-15-2013, 07:55 AM
Originally Posted by sunset878    
You will need a surcingle with the saddle,as the saddle only has 1 girth point and if the girth (cinch) was to accidently break the surcingle will save the saddle from slipping. Your saddlery should have them.
Surcingle? Do you mean a breastcollar/breastplate?
    02-15-2013, 09:21 AM
Here's a link to what we mean by surcingle for a stock saddle:

Extra strap on my aussie girth -- for what?

Hope that helps.
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    02-15-2013, 09:23 AM
I know everyone has their preferences when it comes to saddles, tack and just about everything else to do with riding, but I have ridden in English, stock and western saddles in the past. Now that I have my own horse, my favourite saddle is what we call a "half breed" or swinging fender, as it's a cross between the western and stock saddles. All day comfort for horse and rider and they look good too. They have a cinch the same as a western saddle so it's nice and easy once you know the western cinch knot...and with practice it gets so much easier and quicker!
    02-15-2013, 09:56 AM
Thanks for your input everyone! I'm going to measure for a girth today and order one online. Should I have it come up over the flap on my saddle or do I want it to say on just the under belly of my horse and not come up on top of the flap?

I think we are going to love this saddle. I can't wait to try this saddle out!

Originally Posted by sunset878    
You will need a surcingle with the saddle,as the saddle only has 1 girth point and if the girth (cinch) was to accidently break the surcingle will save the saddle from slipping. Your saddlery should have them.
I have one! I wasn't sure what it was called so I called it a "cinch strap" in my OP saying I have it but I cleaned my saddle and forgot to put it back in when I went out to the barn. So no worries there :)
    02-15-2013, 10:54 PM
Since the saddle itself has very thick padding, would a western saddle blanket work? I don't want there to be too much padding that it will create a tight fit on his withers, I was looking at something like this...

Mayatex Ranger 2000 Acrylic Saddle Blanket -

Or would I be better off with a 1/2" thick pad?

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