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    10-14-2009, 01:56 AM
  #11
QOS
Green Broke
I got the cinch strap because it felt like the back of the saddle was flipping forward when we were going down an extremely steep hill. Red is really high in the backside so it just felt like it was flopping up forward - not sliding forward. Hope that made sense!
     
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    10-14-2009, 09:30 PM
  #12
QOS
Green Broke
It was raining this afternoon so I wasn't able to get pictures today. I did measure the gullet of my saddle and it was 5". My husband's Billy Cook 1688 was 6".
     
    10-14-2009, 09:53 PM
  #13
Showing
QOS, I don't think you are measuring the gullet in the right place. Just as a rule of thumb, it should be measured across the opening at the level of the conchos. 5" is a pony saddle and I don't believe a Billy Cook ever came in such a narrow gullet. It's a common mistake, just remeasure them.
     
    10-14-2009, 10:42 PM
  #14
QOS
Green Broke
LOL will do at the top of the conchos!!! Red's saddle is certainly not a pony saddle - my fat rear wouldn't even begin to fit in that!
     
    10-16-2009, 09:41 PM
  #15
QOS
Green Broke
These are pictures I took of Red with his saddle without the pad. Any help appreciated on whether this saddle fits or not.

One shot is of Red's back from standing behind him on a stool. LOL I am sure he thought I was a lunatic today.
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    10-17-2009, 01:31 PM
  #16
QOS
Green Broke
Bumping up...anyone know anything about saddle fitting? Please check the above pics of my saddle without pad on Red. Any thoughts?
     

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