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    06-24-2011, 11:29 AM
Thank you! I want to send you a picture of saddle on my horse but I can't upload photo on my iPad. Will try to do it from my laptop. Wanted your thoughts on fit and the way we have it positioned on the horse. We've never dealt with an Aussie saddle before now. Wll try to get a pic to you. Thanks again for all your help.
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    06-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Photos of saddle on horse

Does it look like we've positioned the saddle correctly? The blanket shown is thicker than the one I will use.
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    06-25-2011, 05:58 AM
Yes i cinch mine the same as a western

I ride English and western more English lately but yes I cinch it the same tightness as a western. I have had a saddle slip over and got hurt pretty bad in my younger days and I never want a repeat of that :)

I hope you like the saddle. I love mine it's a shame that its too long for my Arab. I use it on my warmblood and it fits him great. I totally agree with the other poster who said if she had it to do over would forgo the horn. It sets in a weird position and catches on my shirt when I dismount.
Good luck!
    06-25-2011, 07:14 PM
Thanks for your response. From these two pictures, does the saddle look to be a good fit? This is the first time it has been on my horse, so it hasn't conformed to his body.
    06-25-2011, 08:38 PM
Well I can't see the undersiide but it looks like you have plenty of room around the pommel you need to have min 2 fingers all the way around inside the pommel up to four fingers. And the back is not sitting on his back too far. It looks good to me. A good way to tell if the saddle is bridging is to check out the sweat marks on your saddle pad. If you have solid saddle shaped sweat marks then the saddle is making contact all over the back that's good. Mine because it was too long for the short backed arab always had a clean spot in the middle of the pad where it was bridging and not touching her back. When I put it on the bigger warmblood it fits fine and he has really tall withers too. I think they make those Aussie saddle to have a more universal fit like the older English saddles.
How does he act in it? Better than before? My little sister had a horse that would buck for the first 5 to 10 minutes she rode her and looking back I'm sure that she had an ill fitting saddle :)
Good luck
    06-25-2011, 09:07 PM
I have a english saddle, but I think stock for you.
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    06-26-2011, 01:23 AM
Thanks for the suggestion to check his blanket after riding. I'll do that. He did well with the saddle the first time it was on him, but that was for a short time. We'll see how a ride around the farm goes. Appreciate your expertise.

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