Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
• Horses: 0
I forgot to mention that with reputable online shops like the ones I mentioned, they can be very helpful finding a saddle to fit your horse. Take a wither tracing about 2" behind the rear edge of the scapula, using a flexicurve or coathanger. Take another one from the withers down the length of the back, about 2" to the side of the spine (take it where the panel will sit). Trace them to paper or cardboard. Take pictures, and e-mail or fax it to the online shops. That can help them rule out saddles that definitely won't fit and get you pretty close. Most people on eBay or Craigslist tend to be too clueless to be of much help with tracings and fit. They'll just tell you "oh, it's fit every horse I've had it on". Yeah, right.
Maryland Consignment Saddlery - Crofton and Galloping Grape are worth a try as well.