Measuring for a tree size
So, I've posted before about my search for a western saddle for that crazy horse of mine. Well, I did some research online and everything I saw said to do a shap of the withers/shoulder area with a flexible curve. Well, I went out on Friday and did that and now it's sitting in all of it's shaped glory...on top of my fridge. I've been trying to find where I read how to use that to measure for a gullet size, but I can't seem to find that again. I have seen where they say to trace it on a piece of cardboard or heavy stock paper and take it to a saddle fitter or tack shop. None of those are within 30 minutes of my house and I have a hard enough time getting out to the barn let alone anywhere else. Not to mention that I wouldn't know what to do at a tack store when surrounded by western saddles and holding my cardboard cutout, kwim?
So, I'm wondering if anyone on here knows how I can use that flexible curve that I shaped to measure for the right gullet size or any ideas that wouldn't involve driving 30 miles one way (gotta love that big city living). I figure that's a really good step in the right direction of finding a saddle to fit my awkwardly shaped boy.
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~Arabian Proverb