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post #1 of 8 Old 10-16-2008, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Does your saddle fit??

I have read lots of articles on how to fit a saddle to your horse but I was wondering how do you figure out what size fits you??
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with english saddles it's a combo of your thigh and seat size. but different brands fit different ways. i'm a petite 5"2 with average legs for my height and I use a 16.5 in most brands, or a 17 in most of the french made saddles. I'm not sure about western sizing! If you're looking for a saddle I'd go to a tack shop if possible and sit in as many saddles as you can. hopefully they'll have a knowledgeable saddler there who can help you.
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From the cowboy in your avatar I'm guessing you ride western. Here is a great site.

Western Saddle Seat Size: What Size Am I?

Hope it helps!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-17-2008, 08:04 AM
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Dumas' site is one that I also recommend. What I look for in fit is some room at the cantle and a fist of space (up to about 4") between my belt and the swell. If my back side is up against or squished against the cantle and I have little or no room in front, then the saddle does not fit. It may give you the impression of security while sitting there but will be very uncomfortable on a moving horse besides restricting the movement your body needs to keep your horse balanced and you in rhythm with him.

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-17-2008, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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From the cowboy in your avatar I'm guessing you ride western. Here is a great site.

Western Saddle Seat Size: What Size Am I?

Hope it helps!
Yes that helped alot, and My Saddle fits just fine according to that article.:roll:
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Did you have doubts?? Did someone say otherwise? Got a back story for us?

LOL....I was just curious.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-18-2008, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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No, actually I saw a picture taken of some woman from the back, sitting in a saddle. Well lets just say it wasn't a flattering picture and It just got me thinkin and thinkin always gets me into trouble. Well the picture wasn't of me though!!
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-18-2008, 09:04 PM
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I'm 5'5 and sitting at 120lbs. I normally should take a 17 seat but got that extra inch so a 17.5(better resale value). My guy is going to take (very likely tho not for sure tho) a wide tree which, is what I just ordered and what it was fitted as.
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