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post #21 of 25 Old 10-22-2012, 06:56 PM
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[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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post #22 of 25 Old 10-22-2012, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #23 of 25 Old 10-22-2012, 09:26 PM
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Looks kind of narrow. If anything, you might move it a little BACK, not forward.

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post #24 of 25 Old 10-22-2012, 10:48 PM
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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.
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post #25 of 25 Old 10-22-2012, 11:27 PM
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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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