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    10-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Thought I recognized the store. Haha.
Please don't be fooled by adjustable saddles; the tree is only slightly adjustable and the rest of the angles stay the same. A medium gullet in one model of one make can be completely different from the gullet in another model of the same make. I've seen two exact same make/model saddles, different years, fit completely and totally differently. For instance, my coach's Exselle Debut fits Ro not too bad; I tried another Exselle Debut on him and it was awful. My Exselle CCI 4 Star fits him poorly.

I know it seems expensive, but it is so worth it to have a saddle fitter out. A professional. I had a massage therapist out two weeks ago who claimed to know saddle fit and she deemed my Exselle to be ok.
If I could go back and kick my own ass, I would.
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    10-03-2012, 11:52 AM
Green Broke
You don't quite understand my situation... I live in the middle of nowhere where such things as saddle fitters and horse chiropractors and English riding are like... alien.

The Tekna saddle (with stirrups and saddle pad I believe... maybe girth too) is priced at $400.
    10-03-2012, 12:23 PM
Originally Posted by QHriderKE    
You don't quite understand my situation... I live in the middle of nowhere where such things as saddle fitters and horse chiropractors and English riding are like... alien.
Rider, I could of suggest it to you in a past (sorry if I repeat myself), but I'd do withers/back tracings and contact Classic Saddlery and/or Trumbull Mountain asking for recommendations on different saddles. In your situation (no fitters etc.) it's the safest approach IMHO.
    10-03-2012, 02:16 PM
QH, all I'm saying is go into it informed. An ill fitting saddle can do damage, sadly - just go into it with both eyes open and be willing to try different saddles till you know what fits well.
I tried out one saddle with my fitter guy because he knew right away what would work - because he's been in the business for so many years. Ronan's back shape had me totally stumped.
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    10-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Green Broke
What exactly is a wither/back tracing?

Nevermind. Duuuh.

As for my horse, last year I rode her English a few times with a medium-wide saddle and it fit not too bad.

But, since then (she was 3) she's filled out a lot, and got wider through her shoulders.
    10-03-2012, 08:28 PM
Ehhhhh that saddle isn't a great fit; it's rotated towards his withers, so I'd be willing to bet that it probably pinched a bit through the front. I'm not sure that the back panels touch evenly either.
I know it's very frustrating... been there, done that... MANY times.
    10-03-2012, 10:56 PM
Green Broke
Well, that saddle was an Imperial Derwent (one of the cheapest of the cheap) so that fit was about as good of a fit as you can get with one of those saddles.
    10-04-2012, 01:24 AM
What I'm worried about is you saying "it fir not too badly." Sorry, that is NOT a good fit... period. Doesn't matter if it was $300 or $3000, it doesn't fit...
    10-17-2012, 05:48 PM
Green Broke
I've been stalking this saddle for quite some time...

Thorowgood 17" seat wide fit saddle - Regina Livestock For Sale - Kijiji Regina
    10-19-2012, 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by QHriderKE    
And the hunt begins....

MW-W tree, 17-17.5", AP or CC... Could be interesting.
I have a 18" ap MW for sale

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