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        01-11-2012, 01:31 PM
    Do you like this saddle for Ben

    I think it looks not to bad, better than the saddle that I would prefer to ride him in, but if this does him better, then I suppose we'll have to go with it.

    And just because, here he is with his mane braided

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        01-11-2012, 01:46 PM
    In the 2nd to last pic it looks like it mgiht be sitting on his spine too closely... otherwise it would be a great fit

    ETA: Love the braided mane!
        01-11-2012, 02:49 PM
    LOL, I just wanted to see what he looked like, so it's just a quick job, but I think he will be alright in a whatever you call a braid like that my mind wont give it to me just at the moment I really don't want to pull his mane yet,if at all.
        01-11-2012, 03:20 PM
    *running braid :) Do you have pics of the other saddle? I really like the overall fit of the one above, but I think whre it slopes back it will be uncomfortably pushing on his spine

    Its quite funny. He's so big he makes it look like a breyers plastic saddle sitting on a real horse. He trumps it.
        01-11-2012, 03:24 PM
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    It looks like the girth should be moved back a bit away from his front legs, it shouldn't be at an angle (maybe the saddle could also be moved back a touch too).
        01-11-2012, 03:26 PM
    It looks like a decent fit to me. What saddle is that (Stubben I'm guessing)? (just curious). The girth looks too forward. If his girth curve (whatever that part is called :) ) is closer to the front legs you may consider getting a shaped girth.
        01-11-2012, 03:36 PM
    LOL, this is my only good saddle that isn't a Stubben, this is a Michael Stokes Centaur A really nice saddle, but not the best fit on any of the big guys

    Running Braid *face palm* that's it, I think I have pics of the other one, I'll put them up if I have.

    I agree about the girth, doesn't look right there does it.
        01-11-2012, 03:41 PM
    I do have the other pics

    Here we go

        01-11-2012, 03:41 PM
    Oh, yes, I remember that saddle. You bought it a year or so back, right? I remember you looked for info on it.
        01-11-2012, 03:53 PM
    That's one of the saddles I acquired last year

    That one is a Wintec 2000 it didn't come with the gullets, but they can be changed, so maybe I need to invest in the kit and see if one of the other gullets works better maybe.

    I also bought a Wintec Wide, which is the only saddle that has ever fitted Destiny, and the Thorowgood Maxam, which was a steal of a deal, but wasn't a great fit on anyone, I think I'll get it back off of loan and see if I can get a fitter out from somewhere

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