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post #11 of 43 Old 08-02-2012, 11:08 AM
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Lovely saddle GH, but I'm with everybody else and say it's sitting far too low on her withers. Sorry.

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post #12 of 43 Old 08-02-2012, 11:15 AM
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The saddle is a Thornhill Vienna, and I love it, and my trainer is delighted that at last I have a saddle that puts me in a great position.
Haha.... That's what I have. I told you it's a nice saddle! :)

What size tree is it? I have 32 (medium) myself, and my horses are broad. 34 size was sinking similar to this one. Unfortunately pretty much nothing you can do here besides going with more narrow one (Thornhill dressage saddles are designed towards wide horses). Does it fit Ben? He seems to be huge.

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post #13 of 43 Old 08-02-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Here is is on G Man



I need to try it on Ben again, he keeps changing shape, and he is off to the trainer tomorrow, so can't really do saddle fitting until he comes back again.
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Here it was on Ben a few weeks ago.





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Wow! It's low even on Ben. I wish I could post some pics, but I don't have any with just saddle on. What size is it??

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How old is Willow? Today the saddle looks wide but if Willow muscles up and fills out more, later it may be a good fit.
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I need to check out all it's sizes, and see what I do have there, I lucked into that saddle,

Willow is 6 years old, but not fit yet, Ben is also only in pasture condition, and may change some while he is at the trainer, so need to check him when he comes back.
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I need to check out all it's sizes, and see what I do have there, I lucked into that saddle,

Willow is 6 years old, but not fit yet, Ben is also only in pasture condition, and may change some while he is at the trainer, so need to check him when he comes back.
GH, I hate to bring the bad news, but when my horses built muscles (after working and lessons for 6 months) my saddle fitter should ADD more flocking on front, because the saddle went more down there (so started to slip forward). Personally I wouldn't hold my breath that with muscling them up it'll fit better. Is there any chance you can exchange it to the same model but more narrow?

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No exchange, would have to sell and buy another, le sigh
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The panels in all the saddles pictured look far too flat even though the tree widths look about right.

GoldenHorse, both yours look a little croup high in the pics - unless both dip under saddle so their back profiles change I think you could improve how they go by having the saddle re-balanced, especially if they tend to go on the forehand or you tend to either fall forward or get a stiff back.

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