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post #1 of 3 Old 04-11-2009, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Another saddle question

Ok so i have another saddle that I got today it is a mcclellan type army saddle but there are pieces missing does any one know where the girth/cinch would go and where the stirrups go it has one stirrup on it but I am not sure if it is in the proper place or not. Does anyone know about this type of saddle?

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-12-2009, 11:12 AM
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My Husband has one. We had the rigging re-done by a saddle repair shop, then put converters on the rings so we could use a Dressage girth. Western rigging was just too bulky under your leg.

Here's what his saddle looks like on his horse.

You need to place the saddle so you have about 3 fingers of clearance from the back edge of the shoulder to the front of the "tree". I have it a tad too far forward on Mark above. We were just modeling it though .

Do you have any pictures of yours? I can use Photoshop to draw where the rigging goes.

Keep in mind that these saddles were made for narrow horses. They won't fit today's stocky horses well. Mark is an Anglo Arabian with a very TB back and the saddle fits him like a glove! We use a Skito Dryback pad under it, with 1/2" foam. The pad is an AP style pad that we had for another saddle. Skito does have McClellan type pads though, they'll make them based on your saddle's shape/size. And not all of their pads are so expensive .

Here's the converter we have on that saddle. It lays flat and is nice quality leather.

Scroll down toward the bottom of the page:
Hill View Farms hardware and rigging for your equine needs
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Thank you luvs2ride1979! that was very informative. I will try to post pics as soon as I can I definately will be buying some of those converters. the rigging looks different but I do have an understanding on how they work I am gonna take it in to a saddle shop and get them to make sure it is sound enough to use but I am sure it's fine. again thanks

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