Well I really need to find a saddle for my boy because its really putting our training on hold and there are NO western saddle fitters anywhere around here so Im learning as much as I can myself...
I measured my english saddles gullet and its 7" which I think translates to full quarter horse bars? Which makes sense as he is quite wide and low withers..
So Iv found a brilliant template of fqb(7") which im going to print off and try to make sure it fits..
I looked on a western saddle sizing seat guide and for my height and weight I need a 16" saddle but Ricohs english saddle is 17" although he carries a 17.5" so do you think 16" will be to big or right?
If you agree with a 16" saddle then I need a dark/medium oil(I think? brown/dark brwon) 16" fqb western saddle for as cheap as possible although it needs to be good quality. Used is fine :)
Does anyone know of good saddle makes that would sell saddles that would suit my requirements.
Wintec and abetta do but apparently synthetic is not great.. This right??
If they're not good then, can anyone suggest any suitable saddles?
Or does anyone have one they're selling?
He also has quite a flat back so are any western saddles better for this or are all flat (unlike some english saddles)
Thanks in advance,