Haflinger Saddle
   

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Haflinger Saddle

This is a discussion on Haflinger Saddle within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Haflinger tree saddles
  • Used big horn haflinger saddle

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-25-2012, 02:01 PM
  #1
Foal
Haflinger Saddle

HI! Looking for some advice on a good Haflinger saddle and the best way to measure for the saddle size. Are Aussie saddles good for Haflingers - I have heard contricting information on that. I do not want to purchase a saddle that will give my wallet a heart attack . So looking for something that is reasonable. Thanks!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-25-2012, 02:13 PM
  #2
Trained
It really depends on the Haflinger, I had a bunch for a while, and none of them fit the same saddle

One of them didn't fit any thing designed for a Haflinger, in fact my Big Horn Haflinger saddle fit my Arab better than anything else, where as the arab tree saddle fit the Haflinger Stallion

I never tried an Aussie, you need to start with what sort of riding you want to do, then find a saddle that works for both of you.
     
    10-25-2012, 02:20 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Aussies tend to run a bit narrow so depending on how your horse is built it may not be a good choice.
     
    10-25-2012, 02:52 PM
  #4
Foal
He is quite muscular and wide . This is actually for my daughter and she is looking at him for Western pleasure and possibly some games in 4H shows. Honestly, he is just the best horse and right now, I am using an extra pad on my western saddle to take up the gaps.
     
    10-28-2012, 10:44 AM
  #5
Weanling
The haflinger at our barn is very stocky. The owner has had a hard time finding blankets that fit on his shoulders well, so naturally saddles would also give her trouble. She has found that Crates saddles with FQHB, particularly reining or barrel saddles, which are designed for lots of shoulder movement. He has now worn 5 different Crates saddles, but they were all FQHB and equifit tree.
     
    10-29-2012, 11:51 AM
  #6
Yearling
You can also look into Treeless (good for round and mutton withered horses but different brands are good for other body types as well). You can usually find them for a decent used price on eBay or Tacktrader. I have used my Sensation for 4-H level shows and did just fine. The brand I just mentioned is really good for broad-backed horses (I use it on an Icelandic, and it sounds like some Haffies are similar) However, it does depend on specific body type as well as brand. Make sure, whatever brand you end up choosing, that it is a quality made saddle to ensure comfort for both the horse and your daughter.
Posted via Mobile Device
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saddle for Haflinger? steedaunh32 Horse Tack and Equipment 2 10-04-2012 05:51 PM
LTB: WIDE saddle for Haflinger Equilove Tack and Equipment Classifieds 8 09-25-2012 01:08 PM
Haflinger western saddle-help Saddlebag Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 09-07-2012 09:14 AM
Big Horn Cordura or haflinger saddle or Tennessian wide tree softee size 15 coffeemama Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 09-30-2010 04:44 PM
NEW Leather Big Horn Haflinger Saddle, 16 inch seat melinda27858 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 5 03-07-2009 01:46 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0