Does this saddle fit ok? Too large saddle blanket? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Does this saddle fit ok? Too large saddle blanket?

This is a discussion on Does this saddle fit ok? Too large saddle blanket? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • "does saddle fit"

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-29-2009, 09:45 AM
Green Broke
It is a bit big, but if you pull it up in his mouth more (make the headstall 2 holes shorter on both sides), it should fit better.

I am a big helmet fan myself, so is my DH. NO ONE gets to ride my horses without putting one on either .
Sponsored Links
    09-05-2009, 08:56 PM
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
HOWEVER what concerns me is the bit. Two things strike me if the pictures are accurate. The first is that the bit is too large for his mouth and the second is that it appears to be hanging way too low.
I noticed that too and I wasn't sure if that was just the angle. Being so low it could be knocking the front portion of teeth in his mouth and although he's not putting up a fit about it, it's probably not very comfortable. The bit should rest gently at the corners of his mouth, there should be no part of the bar hanging out on the corners and there should be a slight crease in the corners of his mouth from bit/mouth contact. If something were to happen and he took of, where it's resting right now would give you little control from my experience. Having it placed correctly makes a huge difference.
    09-06-2009, 01:19 PM
Thanks, I'll shorten the cheek pieces on the headstall
    09-07-2009, 09:10 PM
Your saddle does look a little to wide but I agree with others a thicker pad should help. I have good luck using semi quarter horse bars on my gaited horses. You don't need a special gaited horse saddle. I also agree his bit needs moved up some for it to work proper and at its best. I use a Imus bit on one of mine and like it. I wanted to add your horse is pretty.
    09-07-2009, 09:24 PM
Okay. I'm using a thick pad underneath the blanket, and I'll adjust the headstall

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for saddle blanket with built-in wedge myQHpaul Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 07-17-2009 09:53 PM
Repairing my saddle blanket...? twogeldings Horse Tack and Equipment 2 05-24-2009 05:16 PM
Using a blanket as a saddle pad? wordstoasong Horse Tack and Equipment 3 11-22-2008 01:50 PM
western saddle hunting...opinions on this saddle SonnyWimps Horse Tack and Equipment 14 06-15-2008 05:49 PM
no saddle blanket???? jazzyrider Horse Tack and Equipment 49 12-23-2007 09:12 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0