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    10-16-2008, 10:40 PM
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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    10-17-2008, 12:12 AM
Green Broke
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.
    10-17-2008, 12:22 AM
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!
    10-17-2008, 09:04 AM
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!)
    10-17-2008, 06:41 PM
Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl    
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:
    10-17-2008, 06:51 PM
Did you have doubts?? Did someone say otherwise? Got a back story for us?

LOL....I was just curious.
    10-18-2008, 02:48 PM
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!!
    10-18-2008, 10:04 PM
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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