How to size my western horse for an english saddle? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 22 Old 12-26-2010, 06:57 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 814
• Horses: 5
I think any make that fits is just fine.

Most wintecs do have a straighter tree, and straighter panels... but I have one older one with some curve (not enough to fit a really bananna backed horse though)

I like Wintec when they fit, easy to care for, lightweight, look nice, and my first one is still going - nearly 12 years later.
TheLastUnicorn is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 22 Old 12-26-2010, 09:35 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NW PA
Posts: 754
• Horses: 0
fwiw, many of the Crosby saddles and the older Collegiate saddles made by Ruiz Diaz were sort of intended for the American market. A Crosby medium tree might work nicely. The Crosby California Prix des Nations, in my opinion, was a wider and straighter (flatter) tree that was kind of aimed at the QH market for a while.

Wintecs, as someone mentioned, and the latest APs and dressage models are for a flatter back than the pre-2009 ones. I don't think they changed the close contact tree at all, so any year of 500 or Pro Jump cc might fit.

If you know that you want to show or jump, then get a close contact. Some of them are minimalist and plain flaps and don't have knee rolls or blocks. But some are at the opposite end of the spectrum and are more like and an AP but have a square cantle.

Keep in mind that Toulouse saddles seem to run narrow. Many American horses are wide or XW in that line. It was sold as Intec or Flex Rider before it became Toulouse.

Some of the HDR saddles are also rather narrow. HDR was sold as the Nice brand, and those are a good value that sells for low prices.

Stubben: Probably don't even look at any tree width less than 31 or 32, unless it's an older Stubben Siegfried or other AP that ran wider.
Tack Collector is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Difference in english and western saddle size? kambria Horse Talk 2 06-29-2010 11:05 PM
What size western saddle is a good size? kmcole30 Horse Tack and Equipment 1 06-17-2010 01:37 AM
English saddle size ?? kitten_Val Horse Tack and Equipment 8 11-07-2009 10:25 PM
What size english saddle do I put my 6y/o in? boogettemom Horse Tack and Equipment 4 06-26-2009 03:00 PM
English Girth size, convert to Western Cinch Size...Help! Equina Horse Tack and Equipment 10 01-16-2009 06:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome