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post #11 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 06:06 PM
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Had two... one middle of the line and one top of the line. I prefer my western saddle.
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post #12 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 06:33 PM
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Thumbs up Highly recommended!

I learned to ride in an Aussie; the poleys do help you feel more secure. I ride a 17 inch, I'm about 5' 7" and 145 lbs. Wish I still had that saddle, broke up with bf and he sold it without asking. I found that the position was similar to a dressage saddle, which is what I have now. One thing I didn't like about some Aussie saddles I tried, there's a slope upward to the pommel, which is hard on the female anatomy. I chose a saddle with a flatter seat. My guy friend agreed that the flatter seat was more comfortable for him, too. Note: I hate western saddles. I do not sit with my butt on or against the cantle. Give me an Aussie or an English saddle with knee pads any day, much more safe. Oh, one more thing; if the stirrup straps are English-style, you may need half-chaps or high boots, they can pinch your legs. Enjoy!
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post #13 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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LuvsArabella - thanks how do they even measure an australian saddle seat?
With your seat that you mention is that 17" australian seat saddle size or 17" other (american, wester, not sure what they would classify that)?
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post #14 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys y'all have been a huge help.
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post #15 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 07:09 PM
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I'm 5"6 and 165lbs, and I ride in a 15.5 inch in Australian sizing. I'm a 17 or so in English saddles.
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post #16 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 08:44 PM
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Alicia have you ever seen this site?:
Australian Horse Saddles, Tack, and Clothing from Down Under Horse Saddle Supply
Place the tape measure at the front of the saddle horn and extend it to the back of the saddle seat. Take note of the size; this is the seat size of the Australian saddle.

Read more: How to Measure the Seat on an Australian Saddle | eHow.com How to Measure the Seat on an Australian Saddle | eHow.com

I believe that it is Australian sizing, they have slightly different sizing. HTH!!
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post #17 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 09:16 PM
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I have one and I love it. I need a larger seat, for my larger seat, but oh well. I ordered it from downunder saddles.com and the cool thing about them is that you can send them a whither tracing so that you can get a better fit for your horse. They really work with you to get the right one. Oh I own a Draftx too. You can see pictures of my saddle on her in my pictures. Good luck!
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post #18 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 09:41 PM
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I ride in a 16 1/2 inch aussie saddle and a 17 inch english, both I inherited and both I slide around in, more my aussie than my english.

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post #19 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 10:25 PM
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Go the Aussie Stock Saddle you will not be disappointed. Once you try one you will never go back. I love my Syd Hill Stock Saddle soooo much.

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post #20 of 23 Old 10-11-2010, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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SidMit - what size of gullet do you have on that ausie saddle?

From the research I've done, I think I need a 17" ausie seat because I'm most comfortable in a 15" western seat. And I believe that ausie seats are measure 2" larger than western.
Why can't these things be world wide standard - same with clothes....geesh
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