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    04-26-2011, 10:39 PM
  #1
Foal
Tack Questions

I've got a few questions about tack. I'm obviously not an expert so I figured I'd ask around here.

1. Do you ride Western or English?
2. Would you purchase tack (saddles and/or bridles) online?
3. How do you measure a horse for saddles and bridles?
     
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    04-26-2011, 11:33 PM
  #2
Weanling
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I ride both (Hunter-Jumper and Barrels)
I don't buy tack online because I like to make sure the tack fits
Im sorry I can't answer it for saddles but for bridles I do knwo how to mesure a bit there is a special tool where you can make sure it fits
     
    04-26-2011, 11:40 PM
  #3
Showing
I'm with Hoofprints. I don't buy tack on-line (unless I know the brand for sure AND the place allows returns). But first I want to be sure it fits, and second, I REALLY want to touch the leather before buying. I'm very picky about the leather quality...
     
    04-26-2011, 11:41 PM
  #4
Weanling
1. Both!
2. Only if I knew before hand that it would fit.
3. Bridles are pretty standard (pony/arab, horse, and large horse (such as a draft)). Saddles are more difficult. The best way is to have a saddle fitter out.
     
    04-28-2011, 09:18 AM
  #5
Foal
I ride western mostly but like the feel of an english for beginners who are just finding their seat.

I know people who buy tack online. But usually just halters and bridals which have pretty standard sizing. And I wouldn't suggest it unless they allow returns. I would suggest finding a local tack shop. That way you can see and touch the items before you buy them. Plus they will have a knowledgeable staff to help you.

Fitting a saddle requires a little measuring. Here is an article on how to fit a western saddle. The people at your tack shop can also help you. Don't make the mistake of buying a saddle before you a buy a horse. Wait till you have the horse to make sure the saddle you purchase will be the right fit. Nothing worse than spending hundreds of dollars on a saddle and not having it fit.

How to best fit a western saddle on your horse
     
    04-28-2011, 11:58 AM
  #6
Trained
1. Do you ride Western or English?

Both.

2. Would you purchase tack (saddles and/or bridles) online?

All the time. Saddles too. Talk to the people before you buy and listen to their recommendations. Some shops will ask you to take measurements and send pictures. When I sent pictures of Mia's back to Dover, they recommended a less expensive saddle as being a better fit. Make sure you can return it if it doesn't fit.

3. How do you measure a horse for saddles and bridles?

Ask the store. Dover & DownUnder both asked for wither tracings and then pictures, and then said which saddles would fit, and which would not. They told me what information they needed and how to measure it.

One local tack shop - the largest in the area that I know of - told a customer that "All our saddles will fit every horse!" I haven't gone back. At the only place I know of selling English saddles, the salesgirl recommended a used 15" saddle...the owner then came running over and said it would be too small. No kidding - I later bought an 18" Bates online.

The online stores I've talked to had far more knowledgeable people to talk to than the stores I've been in where I live. They also had much greater selection, much lower prices, and would take returns without problem.
     

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