Saddle fit/girth question--long complicated question - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Saddle fit/girth question--long complicated question

This is a discussion on Saddle fit/girth question--long complicated question within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    Like Tree5Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-26-2013, 08:44 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Thank you Andrew for your input and THANKS Taffy for posting photos for me.

    Hubby and I went to the barn and took photos and felt under the saddle. I think the photos will speak for themselves. I placed the saddle in the "sweet" spot with the tree (by feeling underneath) slightly behind her shoulder, that is when the girth is so far back.

    I have since written a letter to Henry Miller, he is Amish so has no phone or internet. I have included the photos posted above and pretty much wrote to him what I wrote above. Hopefully he can help me. I was very disappointed when I called the Double Creek saddles and spoke with the owner. She was very vague and told me she thought the saddle was suppose to slide/go over the shoulder. Has anyone ever heard of this???? She then tried to get me to buy one of her custom made saddles. I was not a happy camper to say the least!!!!

    I need to find a good saddle fitter, I am in North Georga, can anyone tell me who/how to find one? What can I expect from a saddle fitter?????

    Please post comments on my saddle and possible solutions, I really love the saddle from MY BUTTS perspective, but it also has to be a good fit for my horse.

    Rhonda
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        03-26-2013, 09:42 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I don't have any solutions but I sure see what you are talking about.
         
        03-29-2013, 07:44 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Rhonda, I just got on the internet and typed in Henry Miller saddles, he has a website and you can contact him via the internet. He also has a facebook so you can try contacting him this way. Good luck in your saddle adventures! I think the horse may very well be telling you the saddle is not a good fit.

    Does the saddle leave any dry spots under the saddle? Is the hair nice a smooth or is it ruffled up at all? This could also mean the saddle is not a good fit. There are a lot of you tubes on saddle fit, you could look see if there are any on the henry Miller saddle, I did not check that avnue.e
         
        03-30-2013, 11:10 PM
      #14
    Trained
    All this new fangled rigging had me confused as well. My saddle is made to sit back further than the ones I grew up with and it took me a little while to figure it out. This photo may help if you can see it.

         
        03-30-2013, 11:13 PM
      #15
    Trained
    I found the original. My saddle has the 3/4 rigging and at first I was wanting to put it way too far forward.

    http://www.circley.com/pdf/CY_3-way-...directions.pdf
         
        03-30-2013, 11:29 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Rhonda, I agree that the way your mare goes downhill is telling you that her saddle is not feeling good. The head tossing is a big clue. Going at an angle downhill is maybe also a clue, but I also believe that really good trail horses do that anyway because they have better footing and can keep you balanced better -- it's a safer way to go down steep hills. But, it feels funny as a rider till you get used to it! Your pictures don't show the angle of the saddle bars as they come down along/behind her shoulders, so I can't say whether it looks like the saddle is too wide for her shoulders and is loose and therefore works forward as she goes downhill. A good saddle fitter could tell you the answer, could check for the best way to cinch her up, and could also tell you whether those fixed straps holding the girth ring could be removed and replaced by a saddle repairer in such a way that the girth ring was reset a bit more forward.

    Kudos to you for getting to the bottom of this!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    A story, and more complicated join up question. . . Lee Rose Horse Training 21 08-31-2011 04:57 PM
    Another saddle fit question Normal Guy Horse Tack and Equipment 5 10-04-2010 07:16 PM
    Yet another saddle fit question MyBoyPuck Horse Tack and Equipment 4 06-18-2010 04:56 PM
    Another Saddle fit question free_sprtd Horse Tack and Equipment 23 12-13-2008 03:38 PM
    Saddle fit question kim_angel Horse Tack and Equipment 3 05-23-2008 05:38 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:23 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0