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  • What's the difference between a wide saddle and a medium
  • Difference between medium and medium/wide dressage saddle

 
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    07-30-2007, 01:38 PM
  #1
Showing
english saddle size

If I get medium saddle with easy-change gullet will it fit any horse? What's the difference between medium and wide size then?
     
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    07-30-2007, 02:08 PM
  #2
Started
A medium won't fit every horse. Even with a changeable gullet, there's only so much you can do, but it should fit a good number of horses. Unless you habitually ride draft-crosses, friesians, large warmbloods or the occasional really broad quarter horse, you should be alright.
     
    07-30-2007, 02:12 PM
  #3
Showing
I measured mine with that "gullet-measuring gauge" and it gave me "wide" and "wide medium". However my horses are under 15 hh (and not horribly wide on look). Can I still go with medium tree?
     
    07-30-2007, 02:54 PM
  #4
Weanling
If you are this unsure I would definitely get a qualified saddle fitter out! Too many horses have problems due to owners innocently using incorrect saddles and coursing bruising and all sorts of problems! Its a very dangerous business...

I wouldnt risk it personally and it hardly costs anything for peice of mind that it brings you!

Elz x
     
    07-30-2007, 03:17 PM
  #5
Started
Agreed, a saddle fitter is a good investment. There's also a good saddle fitting book out there (I forget the name) that is chocked full of useful information, I know you can find it on Amazon or maybe at your local tack shop. Don't be surprised if you end up going through 3 or 4 different saddles to find the one best for you and your horses...finding the right saddle can be quite a journey sometimes, much like buying a new car:P
     

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