Originally Posted by BitingTheBit
I have another question for you all and i'm sorry if it has already been asked!!!
I was wanting to know where the back of the saddle is supposed to hit the horses's back?
Like, how do you know what length saddle to purchase ?
( Also, what length saddle pad?)
Oh and i'm talking about a western saddle....Thank you
The bars of the saddle should not rest on the last rib of a horse.
The skirts of course should not hit the haunches of the Horse.
There are quite a few variables, so I post averages:
A 16" Seat Western saddle will have a Bar Length of 21-22", the skirts can be 24 to 27"
Pads are generally 3-4 inches longer than skirt length