is my saddle too small for me

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

is my saddle too small for me

This is a discussion on is my saddle too small for me within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

Like Tree1Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-22-2011, 05:10 AM
is my saddle too small for me

Is my saddle too small for me? If needed I can show more photos, I'm just wondering what you all think? Thanks

Sponsored Links
    10-22-2011, 04:10 PM
Looks like a perfect fit to me, especially since you have such a tiny bum, but I'm no expert.
    10-22-2011, 04:13 PM
And, wow, no offense, but your big fella is really eww necked... cute face though!
    10-22-2011, 09:57 PM
Thanks and what do you mean ewed neck? :S his neck is fine? Or it may be a little since he has had barely any work lately...
    10-22-2011, 10:04 PM
Originally Posted by Tayz    
Thanks and what do you mean ewed neck? :S his neck is fine
taken from wiki... A ewe neck or upside-down neck bends upward instead of down in the normal arch. This fault is common and seen in any breed, especially in long-necked horses but mainly in the Arabian Horse and Thoroughbred. The fault may be caused by a horse who holds his neck high (stargazing). Stargazing makes it difficult for a rider to control the horse, who then braces on the bit and is hard-mouthed. A ewe neck is counter-productive to collection and proper transitions, as the horse only elevates its head and doesn't engage its hind end. The horse's loins and back may become sore. The sunken crest often fills if the horse is ridden correctly into its bridle. However, the horse's performance will be limited until proper muscling is developed.

Equine conformation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    10-22-2011, 10:11 PM
Horse can appear ewe necked at times by how they bend at the poll.
    10-23-2011, 03:43 AM
Originally Posted by Tayz    
Thanks and what do you mean ewed neck? :S his neck is fine? Or it may be a little since he has had barely any work lately...

His is a result of holding his head high and being hollow. It built a lot of muscle on the under-side of his neck.
    10-23-2011, 05:21 PM
I'm all for saddlefitters, and I think their prices are quite reasonable for them to measure myself, the horse, and drop 4-5 saddles off for a week to see which one I like best.
    10-23-2011, 08:25 PM
Green Broke
Saddle looks perfect!

And I don't see an ewe neck at all. I see a horse who is undermuscled in the topline. Totally fixable with work!
MysticL likes this.
    10-23-2011, 10:03 PM
Saddle size is good for you. YOu may have a skinny butt, but your leg is long enough to need a saddle that is larger than one would think, judging only by the size of your backside.

YOu did not ask about ewe necked or not. If you want a critique of your horse, take the appropriate photos and post them for a full critique..

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
saddle look too small? Gidget Horse Tack and Equipment 14 08-07-2010 01:31 AM
small bumps under my saddle coffeemama Horse Health 1 05-02-2010 12:08 PM
Saddle to small or to big. HorsesAreForever Horse Tack and Equipment 3 04-02-2010 04:03 AM
Is my saddle to small for me? ilovelucy English Riding 16 10-21-2009 01:36 PM
Is the saddle too small? Sliding4ever Horse Tack and Equipment 10 06-14-2008 10:28 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0