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post #1 of 6 Old 09-07-2011, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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how to measure western saddle

How do I measure the gullet\bar size in a western saddle?
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Good question. I look forward to the hearing the answer since I have a western saddle I am thinking of selling.
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The gullet is measured from the conchos in front on the inside - not the outside. The seat is measured from the back of the horn to the stitching on the cantle (in a straight line).

As far as the bar size, it is really relative and by rule of thumb. A 7" gullet is typically FQH bars, 6 3/4" is Regular QH bars, 6 1/2" is Semi QH bars. Those are relative sizes since there is no set standard and every maker has their own ideas on the angle and gullet.

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Thank you, iride. Back of the top of the horn or the bottom of the horn for seat size?
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Base of the horn.

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