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post #11 of 29 Old 10-01-2013, 12:40 PM
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post #12 of 29 Old 10-01-2013, 02:48 PM
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I have a 17.5" dressage and 17" jumping saddle, but could go at least a half inch, possibly a full inch, smaller in each. It's just what I happened to be able to find when I was shopping for saddles.
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post #14 of 29 Old 10-01-2013, 03:44 PM
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I was told the western saddle I rode on that seemed right for me was a 16
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I prefer a 16 for a dressage saddle, but when I came to sell it.. Pain in the rear! Now I am riding others horses, I tend to be in a 17/17.5 which feel a bit roomy. I had an 18 GP as my dad and I shared... Horrid!
So many people say the saddle must fit the horse, but must fit the rider too.

Out of curiosity, why do western saddles measure up smaller?
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I prefer a 16 for a dressage saddle, but when I came to sell it.. Pain in the rear! Now I am riding others horses, I tend to be in a 17/17.5 which feel a bit roomy. I had an 18 GP as my dad and I shared... Horrid!
So many people say the saddle must fit the horse, but must fit the rider too.

Out of curiosity, why do western saddles measure up smaller?
Western saddles are measured from the back of the horn straight back to the cantle, while English saddles are measured from the button off to the side back to the center of the cantle- more of a diagonal measurement. This leads to usually a 2" difference between your English and WEstern seat size from what I have heard, and this seems to have run true to me. I'm seeing several folks who have 16.5-17" English saddles (same as me) and 16" western saddles- I took a 16" western to try on one occasion and was swimming in it!! Wish I wasn't though, it was super comfy...
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post #19 of 29 Old 10-01-2013, 06:49 PM
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No idea what size my Aussie is. It just fits.

My Stubben Siegfried is an 18.5".

I prefer a 17" western saddle, unless it's a barrel saddle, then I actually am not too uncomfortable in a 16".
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I'm seeing several folks who have 16.5-17" English saddles (same as me) and 16" western saddles- I took a 16" western to try on one occasion and was swimming in it!! Wish I wasn't though, it was super comfy...
I'm a 16.5-17" English and 16" western...but that's because it's what I have! I've never had smaller, maybe a 15.75" but never one that fit snugly.
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