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post #1 of 5 Old 12-01-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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is my saddle not fitting

i also posted this on health, not sure where best fit but ill try here too ;)

i have a hand made charlie baker saddle (western) i rode in it all summer however this fall when winter hair started comming on i noticed the white marks on my mare...i was told at our feed/tack store that saddle was to long for my horse and i needed a shorter saddle (not wider)...i do use a good quality blanket and pad..just looking for feed back before i sell my saddle and go into another one....not wanting to jump from one to the other if the outcome is same...anyone have second opinion......

and i feel soooo bad i did not have any idea it was not fitting...how do i not make same mistake again
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-01-2011, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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they said she was just to short bodied??? the pic above makes her look high withered she's not... here's a better one
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-01-2011, 08:10 PM
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http://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack...lly-fit-58116/

This thread has steps so you can make sure your saddle is fitting properly. It looks like it hasn't been fitting him properly. These vids helped me tons! They are very educational!
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-02-2011, 08:17 PM
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IMO - I've never seen a horse get white spots on the wither from a saddle being too long...

Do you have pictures of the saddle on the horse? My guess is that it isn't fitting his withers properly and causing pressure points, leading to the white hair. Once again, not a length issue.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-02-2011, 08:44 PM
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IMO - I've never seen a horse get white spots on the wither from a saddle being too long...

Do you have pictures of the saddle on the horse? My guess is that it isn't fitting his withers properly and causing pressure points, leading to the white hair. Once again, not a length issue.
The saddle can be too long and putting pressure on the mares ovaries etc.
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