Hey guys, I've been trying to find a western saddle to fit willow for a few months now, and I am ready to give up and ride bareback the rest of my life (which I don't mind doing, however willow will be bombproof one day and a high-strung wack-job the next, .:. A saddle would be nice to have around). When I tell people she is wide, they say "oh, you need FQHBs then". Well, I have tried a few FQHB saddles on her and they are still too narrow. Willow is an 8 year old appy with a very round back. She has barely any withers at all, and is a bit on the chubby side despite our hard rides because she is on free grass/hay. Heres a picture of how wide she is - this was during last winter when it was SO cold and SO long that she packed on so much weight. She lives ouside so I guess she needed it.
I was wondering if anyone has a horse who is shaped like willow, or knows of any saddle brands made for round horses. I've looked at some draft saddles but they are all massive.