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    11-08-2010, 02:51 PM
Alliance VICTOIRE by Lynn Palm

This post will probably sound a little bit stringy; I think I am going into shock.

I have needed a saddle that could fit my horse's broad back for a long time. Regular saddles just don't fit my filly at all and I have resorted to riding without a saddle on her all together because they always slip.
I knew that there are saddles out there which are made to fit horses like mine but they were always too expensive ('please contact for price' is the broad back saddle's mantra)

And then, after spending what feels like an eternity trying to find a secure way to ride my horse, my mom started a leisurely conversation on the way to the barn:
"So, I was thinking about getting you an Alliance saddle for the holidays and when I went to their website I found out that they are just finishing a sale now. Do you think we should just go ahead and get it now?"
I nearly fainted!

I could very possibly be getting the alliance Victoire very soon! But it's such a major purchase (for me, anyway) that I want to make sure it will work before we actually order it. So I need some help from people who know more about tack than I do.
I will be asking the sales rep these questions too, but I want some outside opinions.

Here it is: Alliance Saddlery

When I read the description it brought about a few questions. First of all, it comes in medium and wide trees; what does that mean? Only the medium tree is on sale. Also, my seat size is 16" but the saddle only comes in 16.5" with short flaps. I am a long legged person, would short flaps work for me? Would a slightly larger seat be a problem?
It's all so much at once! I'd really appreciate any help with this.

Finally, it is only available in Tobacco stain. My horse is black and white, but also slowly graying out. Color doesn't matter much to me, but now I'm curious. Do you think this color would look good on my horse? My bridle is black.

Thank you all in advance for helping me!
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    11-08-2010, 03:15 PM
Green Broke
A medium tree saddle is generally for a more narrow horse, NOT one with a broad back. "Some" wide tree saddles fit a horse with a wide/flat back, but most do not.

You want to look for a saddle with a Hoop tree, like Duett saddles. They are pretty affordable new. The front of a hoop tree is shaped like a you, which fits broad horses better than the more traditional "V" shaped English trees.

Now, these Alliance saddles may very well have a hoop type tree. I would get a wither tracing and some photos of your horse and send them in. Ask the manufacturer which of their trees would fit your horse best, and be sure they allow returns if the saddle does not fit. They may have a trial saddle you can try first as well. That would be ideal.
    11-09-2010, 10:16 AM
Luvs2ride I'm really glad you mentioned Duett saddles. I looked at their website and they seem much more accommodating (not to mention cheaper.)
I hadn't even known they existed! Thanks so much!
    11-09-2010, 01:42 PM
Green Broke
I agree with luvstoride, it sounds like you need a hoop tree. Good luck on your saddle search!

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