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post #1 of 14 Old 08-09-2011, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Crosby XL fit - urgent!

Need to decide on this saddle today. Its a crosby XL in an extra wide tree. My mare moved really well in it, and I felt very balanced in it, but we only got to ride for about 10 minutes before a big storm rolled in and rained on our parade. My lovely Toulouse saddle has some structural issues with it so I am on the hunt for a replacement. I kind of feel like the tree points on this saddle are too narrow, or too low, or too something, but I was really grumpy last night when I was checking it for fit. Everything else seems good.

Before our ride:












After our short 10 minute ride:



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post #2 of 14 Old 08-09-2011, 09:57 AM
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I am by all means no professional saddler, but it looks as though it's sitting to close to his spine in the back, the wither clearance looks fine. It looks like if you sat in the saddle it would almost touch his spine. Did you check the saddle pad for sweat marks? I don't know if there would really be any after only 10 minutes, but maybe ! :P Anyways, from my super amateur experience, it looks a little wide in the back end but alright for width in the front...
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I learned that one way you can tell if a saddle fits is after a good ride and you remove the saddle and saddle pad if there are sweat marks in the shape of a saddle then it is a good fit. If there are sweat marks scattered around it or not in a saddle shape then those are the points that the saddle fits. Hope this helps.

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Does it sit on back all way through? No gaps? Because I have a feeling (may be just pics) it's not quite there on back.

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It didn't appear to be bridging if that's what you are you are asking...

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The angle it sits on the back is good (cantle slightly higher than pommel) , clearance in the back over the spine is good. The front LOOKS good, to me, but that can only be told by running your hand down the front of the tree to see if the angle of the tree forks parallels the angle of the horse , just behind the shoulder. It looks like it MIGHT be a wee bit steeper than the shoulder angle, but if so, it's minute. Really, from looking, it looks good. Only you can do the feeling .
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Rode in it tonight and...I dunno. I felt like I was on a slip n slide, and was getting left behind her motion a lot. The saddle tends to put me into a chair seat. Ugh. Its the best option for her in the area, and I am trying to stay local with this saddle search. :(

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It couldn't maybe be fixed with a crupper or breastplate? If it's not sitting right on her by all means continue the search but if it only has to do with the straightness or uphill/downhill build that could be fixed....sorry I'm no help haha :P
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Rode in it tonight and...I dunno. I felt like I was on a slip n slide, and was getting left behind her motion a lot. The saddle tends to put me into a chair seat. Ugh. Its the best option for her in the area, and I am trying to stay local with this saddle search. :(
I'd say look for the different one then. I had one like that and I never was able to adjust to the saddle. :( Just keep looking!

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I'd say look for the different one then. I had one like that and I never was able to adjust to the saddle. :( Just keep looking!
I think I will. As much as I love saving money (this one is priced at $500, my budget is around $700) I know that I haven't gotten THAT rusty in the five months of almost no riding that I had.

I have a toulouse dressage saddle on trial...hopefully this one will go better.

I am deeply dreading the 2 hour round trip to go drop this crosby back off!

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