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    10-22-2011, 05:10 AM
  #1
Yearling
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



     
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    10-22-2011, 04:10 PM
  #2
Foal
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
  #3
Foal
And, wow, no offense, but your big fella is really eww necked... cute face though!
     
    10-22-2011, 09:57 PM
  #4
Yearling
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
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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.

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    10-22-2011, 10:11 PM
  #6
Showing
Horse can appear ewe necked at times by how they bend at the poll.
     
    10-23-2011, 03:43 AM
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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
  #8
Foal
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
  #9
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!
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    10-23-2011, 10:03 PM
  #10
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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..
     

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