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    09-07-2011, 09:33 AM
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Weanling
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, 09:41 AM
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Green Broke
Honestly.

Invest in getting a saddle fitter out.

I thought I had a pretty good grip on saddle fitting. In the market for a new saddle at the moment, out of interest got a saddle fitter to bring the one I like most out. I learnt so much a lot of which completely contradicted what I thought I knew.
     
    09-07-2011, 09:55 AM
  #3
Weanling
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, 09:59 AM
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Showing
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: http://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack...dle-fit-45868/
     
    09-07-2011, 10:08 AM
  #5
Banned
Ask your vet or chiropractor about finding a saddle fitter.
     
    09-07-2011, 10:33 AM
  #6
Yearling
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, 10:58 AM
  #7
Weanling
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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