How did this saddle fit?

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    09-21-2012, 04:49 PM
How did this saddle fit?

I am no longer borrowing it, but I'm shopping for one.

So, how did it fit her? I believe it was a medium tree, but the horse has filled out more since the pics and now probably needs a wide tree.

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    09-21-2012, 05:38 PM
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Looks like a pretty good fit, from what I can see. That must be last winter, right? Your horses don't have their winter coats already?
    09-21-2012, 05:44 PM
Green Broke
As your horse fills out, I would try a Medium Wide tree before a Wide. Cinny goes back and forth from Medium wide to wide depending on his fitness level, but bends more towards the medium wide.
    09-21-2012, 10:11 PM
Looks good from the front. Can't tell how the back looks. Just check to see that it's sitting nicely and not suspended in mid-air (too banana-shaped.) Check without the pad.
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    09-22-2012, 01:10 AM
The back panels were "banana shaped", (the saddle is a cheap import, Imperial Derwent).

The pictures are from last year in late November maybe, at that time, Squiggy was only three. She filled out a ton since then, that's why I'm thinking she'll need a wide tree.
    09-22-2012, 01:17 AM
Green Broke
You have to run your hands under the saddle (With no girth or saddle pad) to check for any pressure points. Check the panels (the big padded part under the seat and under the knee rolls). Also look down the very front of the pommel and see if you can see a light tunnel. The tunnel has to be completely straight, no light coming in from the sides.
    09-22-2012, 01:27 AM
^^ Such things would be extremtly difficult right now... LOL I havent seen the saddle since April.
    09-24-2012, 09:49 AM
Those shoulders are a bit of a giveaway IMO, especially clear in the offside pic :)
    09-24-2012, 04:53 PM
^^ I'm being dumb, what do you mean?

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