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    10-22-2012, 06:56 PM
  #21
Yearling
[QUOTE=thenrie;1709617]Old thread, but something no one has mentioned is that the seat measurement on an Aussie saddle is different than on a western saddle. A 15" western seat is equivalent to a 17" Aussie seat.

2" difference would make it a bit large. That's more a Western to "English" conversion. Western to Stock isn't that much.
I ride a 15.5" Western (if I can find one), but usually have to settle for 16". I ride a 16.5" Stock saddle and it fits like dream.
     
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    10-22-2012, 08:21 PM
  #22
Started
Got the saddle and tried it on today. I'm not sure about the fit tho. It should fit because we sent in a wither tracing but it when mounting it felt like I was going to pull it off to the side. I know they told my mom it has serge panels that will conform to the horse with use but I think it might be a little narrow. I had no issue while riding but we only walked today since he has been out of work for a while(and I don't trust him).
I've never tacked up with an Australian saddle before so it's possible that I didn't have the saddle far enough up but I just don't see how I could have gotten it up and further. Here are some pics from today.








     
    10-22-2012, 09:26 PM
  #23
Trained
Looks kind of narrow. If anything, you might move it a little BACK, not forward.

Australian Saddle Fitment for Rider and Horse - YouTube

Wither tracing and fitment instructions for Aussie Saddles
     
    10-22-2012, 10:48 PM
  #24
Weanling
Beautiful spotted horse. And very nice saddle

Im riding a synthetic endurance kimberly saddle. I love it. Very comfortable. Perfect for trails. Extremely light. And I like how I can take the stirrups and the "leathers" off while transporting and storing it.
     
    10-22-2012, 11:27 PM
  #25
Started
First thought -- neat looking horse. Second thought was that the saddle (which looks good by the way) was just a bit forward but other than that it was a decent fit.
     

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