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        12-12-2008, 01:41 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Is a western saddle put in a different spot than an english all purpose saddle?
         
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        12-12-2008, 01:46 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I think so?? Hmmm dont' really know.
         
        12-12-2008, 01:50 AM
      #13
    Trained
    I think so...Wanderlust, Iridehorses put up a link in Vidaloco's post about saddle fit....I'll try to find it and paste it in here for you.

    Saddles That Fit!

    This had english info in it. (I'm all western so couldn't answer directly)
         
        12-12-2008, 01:51 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    Thanks Duma's grrrl


    And btw...now that I read that, english saddles are placed higher up. No wonder that western saddle looked so far back to me!
         
        12-12-2008, 01:53 AM
      #15
    Trained
    You're welcome!!
         
        12-12-2008, 09:08 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Do you mint if I save that photo to use as an example of a properly placed western saddle and a very nicely fitting pad & girth?

    What kind of pad is that? Also, you might want to loop the latigo around one more time, so you don't have as much excess hanging down, if you don't do that already.
         
        12-12-2008, 09:19 AM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by wanderlust    
    thanks Duma's grrrl


    And btw...now that I read that, english saddles are placed higher up. No wonder that western saddle looked so far back to me!
    No, actually English saddles SHOULD be placed farther back than western! At least in relation to where the tree is in the saddle. It's a VERY common mistake to put a saddle too far forward.

    Here's a properly placed AP saddle (a Stubben) on my husband's Anglo gelding, one of his first times having a saddle on him. Notice how only the very front of the flap is overlapping his shoulder.


    Here's a properly placed CC saddle (a Crosby) on my (FAT! Lol) mare. It only has a half pad under it. Again, only the flap overlaps her shoulder. The girth is too far forward on her, but I was just taking the photo for sale purposes, the saddle didn't fit her properly.


    On both of the above, the front d-ring (just below the front "button" on the pommel) is about 2" behind the back edge of the horse's shoulder blade. That is the proper position for an English saddle.
         
        12-12-2008, 10:02 AM
      #18
    Trained
    L2R- thanks for catching that!! What I got from the article was that the english saddles are further back.

    BTW- If that's your kiddo in the photo, she's cute as a button!!!
         
        12-12-2008, 10:58 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Haha, I just don't know how to read. I should go back to school. Thanks luvs2ride for explaining that again for me.
         
        12-12-2008, 04:49 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
    Do you mint if I save that photo to use as an example of a properly placed western saddle and a very nicely fitting pad & girth?

    What kind of pad is that? Also, you might want to loop the latigo around one more time, so you don't have as much excess hanging down, if you don't do that already.
    are you talking about the first pad, or the second pad? I dont' remember what the first one was called but the second pad is an impact gel pad }(recommended by george strait lol)

    http://www.impactgel.com/

    And sure you may use my pic :) thanks for that. Oh and I hadn't had it fully tightened yet, my boy was all puffed out so I did tighten it when I had more room lol. Thanks again!
         

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