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  • Circle y saddle gullet measurements
  • 2007 circle y park and trail

 
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    07-29-2011, 08:22 AM
  #1
Weanling
Need some Western saddle advice

Hi all :) I don't post often but I read the forums daily. I am looking into buying a 15yr old QH mare soon, sweetest thing ever. Only problem is I don't own a saddle anymore. She'll be my first horse (hopefully).

I was told to buy a Circle Y as I have many joint / muscle / pain issues and found one on e-bay for what seems perfect for a decent price. Is there someone out there that can pm me so I can send them the link? I've never bought a saddle before and would like someone more experienced to take a look at it for me.

Thanks in advance,
Rachel
     
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    07-29-2011, 08:37 AM
  #2
Weanling
Also, I forgot to add....Are 9" gullets too wide for a typical QH? She's not narrow, but not super-stocky either. I wish I had photos of her, but sadly, I do not.
     
    07-29-2011, 08:41 AM
  #3
Started
I am betting someone didn't measure the saddle right. 9" is huge and draft sized. Can you get the serial number off the tag and decipher it? I can help as can many others if you have a problem. It will tell you seat size, gullet size etc

Circle Y Saddles - Western Saddles, Trail Riding Saddles, Barrel Sadles, Roping Saddles

This saddle for instance 357116180502 is
3571 style number of saddle
1 means is is semi quarter
16 is the seat size
18 means it is black
05 would mean the month of completion and
02 the year it was made

     
    07-29-2011, 08:51 AM
  #4
Weanling
The serial number is 362616011200. From what I can tell, that means style # 3626, grain-out padded 16" seat. I don't see any information on what 12 means as far as tree codes go.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by WickedNag    
I am betting someone didn't measure the saddle right. 9" is huge and draft sized. Can you get the serial number off the tag and decipher it? I can help as can many others if you have a problem. It will tell you seat size, gullet size etc

Circle Y Saddles - Western Saddles, Trail Riding Saddles, Barrel Sadles, Roping Saddles
     
    07-29-2011, 08:53 AM
  #5
Showing
Circle Y is a decent band and they make nice saddles (a little too overpriced I think - but what isn't anymore). One word of advice - don't buy the saddle before the horse.

Saddle fit is a very particular thing especially with Western saddles and, although it may be a good deal, if it doesn't fit your horse, then you may get stuck with it.

Secondly, as Wicked Nag suggested, that is way too wide for a normal QH. Full QH bars, which is usually meant for a wide, mutten withered horse, is normally only between 7 and 7 1/2" in the gullet. I don't believe that Circle Y makes many (if any) saddles for draft horses. It's also possible the the seller didn't measure it correctly.

Can you post a link to the saddle?

(BTW, I'm going to move this thread to the Tack forum where it will get better attention.)
     
    07-29-2011, 08:55 AM
  #6
Weanling
Here's a link to the saddle - Beautiful 16" Circle Y Park and Trail Western Saddle ! - eBay (item 220820437218 end time Aug-06-11 03:14:30 PDT)
     
    07-29-2011, 09:02 AM
  #7
Showing
Nice saddle. The Buy It Now price is a little high but it does come with a good deal of things you will need anyway. I'm still concerned about the tree size and it fitting your horse.

There isn't a lot of bids on the saddle and I think that may have something to do with the reserve and also the tree size. Personally, based on how you describe the horse you are considering, I would pass.

Edit: I just took a closer look at the pictures and the gullet size. I wouldn't call that a 9" gullet, it more of a 7 1/2" but it still may be too wide for your horse. I would be looking closer to a regular QH bar or even a semi QH bar.
     
    07-29-2011, 09:08 AM
  #8
Weanling
Thanks iridehorse. I've also contacted the seller as well. I'll have my barn owner look it over as well, but I definitely wanted more than just one opinion.
     
    07-29-2011, 09:12 AM
  #9
Showing
Good luck with your horse purchase and your hunt for a saddle - let us know how you make out!

(Just for the record, my Paint, Bonnie, is 15h, ~1150 - 1200 pounds. She has a nice wither and is pretty stocky. She is in a 6 3/4" gullet, regular QH bar saddle that I had custom made by one of our members, SouthernTrails.)
     
    07-29-2011, 09:34 AM
  #10
Started
Good advice iride, to the op definitely keep looking if that gullet is truly 9" it is way to wide.
     

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