Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
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.
(I think that's me in your avatar - just before my horse came over on me - I can still feel the pain!)
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