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  • Average felt cinch size for a western saddle on horse
  • Girth length for a cutback saddle

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    04-16-2013, 08:04 PM
  #21
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Originally Posted by beverleyy    
What do you mean? Like, tip forward? It stayed in place while I was riding (w/t/c) if that's what you mean ...
Yesm. I noticed you had her in a cut back pad but didnt know if she was higher withered-- I usually keep the Navajo blanket folded once but if it works good for her like that then great! Remember to post update pics when you get her in the pink chestcollar and headstall! :)
     
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    04-17-2013, 03:34 PM
  #22
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Originally Posted by toto    
Yesm. I noticed you had her in a cut back pad but didnt know if she was higher withered-- I usually keep the Navajo blanket folded once but if it works good for her like that then great! Remember to post update pics when you get her in the pink chestcollar and headstall! :)
I did only fold the navajo blanket once it was a smaller one to begin with, but still too large if I didn't fold it, and I was in a rush so didn't fold it evenly, lol. Probably why it looks super small!

As for the grey pad, I was buying my pads the same day as the saddle from a different store, it was on consignment and the only one that would fit my pony and the saddle at the same time, and I didn't feel like waiting a few weeks for another one to come in. Also, my TB is still growing and has higher withers so I wanted to be able to stick that on her as well until I get around to ordering another pad.

And yes! I will most definitely post pictures! I still haven't got any pictures of me actually riding in the saddle either, so hopefully this week I can do that. =)
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    04-17-2013, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by beverleyy    
I did only fold the navajo blanket once it was a smaller one to begin with, but still too large if I didn't fold it, and I was in a rush so didn't fold it evenly, lol. Probably why it looks super small!

As for the grey pad, I was buying my pads the same day as the saddle from a different store, it was on consignment and the only one that would fit my pony and the saddle at the same time, and I didn't feel like waiting a few weeks for another one to come in. Also, my TB is still growing and has higher withers so I wanted to be able to stick that on her as well until I get around to ordering another pad.

And yes! I will most definitely post pictures! I still haven't got any pictures of me actually riding in the saddle either, so hopefully this week I can do that. =)

Just wonderin'

The hubby bought a cut back pad for his gelding because he didnt know itd make the saddle rock.. I tried to tell him but it was a high dollar pad for like 5 dollars, lol. Makes his saddle tip- flip it the other way (cut back facing tail) and its perfect-- looks a lil strange though, lol.


Good thinking ahead.


Yayyy!! Can't wait to see her all dolled up! :)
     
    04-17-2013, 07:54 PM
  #24
Showing
First, you need to measure her from just behind the shoulder blade to the last true rib. The bars on the saddle cannot exceed this length. Once you have the measurement go into the Ralide site and check the style of tree and look for seat size you would buy. Because she's not very tall, you may have to look at a saddle with round skirts to prevent her hips being rubbed. Two things about that saddle. Because of the very light color it soon looks like it's been thro a war. Second, the crosses. You may like them but come time to sell the saddle, that may work against you.
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    04-17-2013, 08:06 PM
  #25
Trained
Saddlebag-I am with you-but it gets increasingly difficult to find stuff without crosses...even saddle pads. I think it is a barrel racing thing, not sure.
     
    04-17-2013, 08:35 PM
  #26
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I don't think that saddle is half bad. Not my style but its not been beat to heck.. I've seen em sell an ol billy cook on CL that's all beat up missin stirrups and filthy dirty - they wantin 800.00 im half temped to ask em what makes it worth that price.

My opinion its pretty clean in the close up pic and looks good on both horses.



Franknbeans, Nah rodeo in general now is all about the 'praying cowboy' and 'tebowing' and the cross trend-- Reckon I aint the only one to have noticed? Lol.

It don't bother me none but youll notice it at the rodeos big time.. men have it on their chaps/chinks and the women have the saddle 'charms' that's definitely a barrelracing thing.

I noticed I saw cowboys nealing to pray now too.. when they get horned I guess they really deserve it? Lol
     
    04-17-2013, 08:43 PM
  #27
Trained
Toto-the cross is symbolic on its own. If you look into some of the pads with crosses, it explains the symbolism of it, and it is not necessarily religious. Has to do with the bond between horse and rider.

Glad it "don't bother you none." It doesn't really "bother" me, I just won't buy it.No Crosses, no kneeling cowboys, none of it. Don't care where it is popular, I prefer classic and plain.
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    04-17-2013, 09:34 PM
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I've never heard of a thin Navaho blanket under a pad, particularly not for trail riding. Wool pad liner, yes. Blanket, no.

I personally use a 100% wool pad (Diamond brand cause I can't afford Five Star). Western saddles (as compared to English) put a lot of pressure, so just using a thin blanket is inadequate. Using doubled or multiple blankets/pads is just asking for slippage, particularly with barrel racing. A good quality, thick wool contour pad would be ideal. I also have used ProChoice pads with success if you want something pretty.

For a cinch, sizes don't necessarily convert from English because the fit on a girth tends to be fairly custom depending on the saddle. The majority of horses I've ridden in Western have fit into a 30 or 32" cinch. I personally love Weaver Airflex but a lot of people swear by mohair. I will never use neoprene. Most of our trail horses ended up with girth sores (I worked at a riding stable) when we tried neoprene. The cheap felt cinches worked better.
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    04-17-2013, 10:15 PM
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What would be the point of buying a Navaho pad (the pretty one) and put it under the wool pad (the working one), that is support to be the one wicking away the moisture.. I think its all backwards. It also looks like it would be uncomfortable because the saddle pad and blanket are not even the same size (not that I think they should be on that way in the first place) What size gullet is that saddle?
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    04-17-2013, 10:22 PM
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The lady I take lessons from has almost that same saddle (no crosses, though). I'm not usually a fan of western saddles, but it was surprisingly comfortable. Seemed to be fairly well-made, too.
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