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    09-07-2011, 10:33 AM
Help finding saddle to fit my horse

I've never had to fit a saddle before, and don't know where to begin. I have a rough idea of what to look for to make sure it fits properly, but how do I know what type\size will fit him? I see seat sizes, gullet sizes, etc. Are there measurements that I need to take and compare to the saddle before I buy it to make sure I'm buying the correct size? Not sure if I want an english or western one yet so info for both would be great.
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    09-07-2011, 10:41 AM
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    09-07-2011, 10:55 AM
I unfortunately do not know of any saddle fitters in the area, and had asked around a few months ago when I first bought him, but no one knew of any.
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    09-07-2011, 10:59 AM
If there is a decent tack shop where you can see and sit in the saddles, short of bring your horse with you, try this method:
    09-07-2011, 11:08 AM
Ask your vet or chiropractor about finding a saddle fitter.
    09-07-2011, 11:33 AM
I ended up taking my boy to an Amish saddle maker to have him fitted, I was pulling my hair out trying to make sure I got the right one and IMO it's the best way to go. Are there any customized saddle makers in your area?
    09-07-2011, 11:58 AM
I do not think there are any saddle makers in my area. I know of one who is 3 hrs away, but that is a little far for me. There is a small tack shop nearby that I could call and ask though.
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