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post #1 of 5 Old 10-28-2011, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Correct saddle fit?

I have a question about my saddle. It is a westernn saddle, with no brand name I have seen. I an look under the horn and see daylight at the otherr end. That iis good, yes? I think my tree may be too wide, because the pommel
sits on her withers, unless I pad up. I using extra padding and effctive way to fix a tree wide? I really would like to avoid buying a n
ew one.. thanks.
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-28-2011, 09:19 PM
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Post a picture and I'll be more than happy to critique it for you and make suggestions about improving the fit. You really shouldn't be able to see daylight through the back of a western saddle, if that's what you're saying.

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I mean is in, along the spine. Thereis room between the spine, and saddle. And I will try to get pictures tomorrow if I ride.
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I mean is in, along the spine. Thereis room between the spine, and saddle. And I will try to get pictures tomorrow if I ride.
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errr... I'm no expert, but that doesn't sound like it fits right to me, I'm picturing it sitting ON the horse instead of AGAINST it... like WAAY to narrow for the horse's back.

But maybe I'm picturing it wrong?
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pommel sitting on spine is much baddo. Padding up with blankets is unlikely to do enough to make that acceptable. I very highly recommend you look for a better fitting saddle. It is too wide in front. Not only is a saddle resting on the wither bone going to creat really bad pain, but it may also not fit in the angle of the tree bars , right behind the shoulders. It's very bad news. Don't use this a day longer than necessary.
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