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    01-20-2012, 09:45 AM
  #21
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Wonderful post!!! I ought to print this and staple it up at the sign-in booth at our local shows... wonderful and important information, with excellent examples!!
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    01-20-2012, 10:15 AM
  #22
Weanling
SMRobs thank you so much for this thread! Could I ask a request for those of us just starting out western with very limited resources and experienced people to call upon? Could you add to this a correctly fitting saddle? I know you did the cinches but the actual fitting of the saddle would be fantastic.
     
    01-20-2012, 12:04 PM
  #23
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Originally Posted by netty83    
SMRobs thank you so much for this thread! Could I ask a request for those of us just starting out western with very limited resources and experienced people to call upon? Could you add to this a correctly fitting saddle? I know you did the cinches but the actual fitting of the saddle would be fantastic.
I second this motion! I have absolutely no idea if a western saddle fits; how it fits, what a fitted saddle looks like.. I know English but that doesn't help with a western saddle. Also, anything about wither height and saddle fitting too, if anyone has a clue because I sure don't
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    02-05-2012, 02:20 AM
  #24
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Just bumping this back up to the top.

I would make a saddle fitting thread, but that isn't one of my best areas. On horses I handle, I can tell whether the saddle fits or not and/or what saddle might fit them best, but most of what I do know is based in instinct. I honestly wouldn't have any idea how to articulate it into a coherent thread.
     
    03-08-2012, 03:18 AM
  #25
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Bumping this back up again.
     
    04-09-2012, 12:22 AM
  #26
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Bumping this back up again.....
     
    08-20-2012, 11:00 PM
  #27
Weanling
Bump :)
     
    08-20-2012, 11:33 PM
  #28
Trained
Maybe this could be stickied.
     
    08-22-2012, 10:23 PM
  #29
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When I was a horse crazy kid I noticed that the old cowboys (Alberta ranches) used cinches that barely came across the horse's belly, with the ring below the elbow. The narrow cinch straps allowed good elbow movement. I was always asking questions just so I could be near the horse.
     
    08-22-2012, 10:41 PM
  #30
Banned
Loved it, thank you! It cleared up a few things I was a bit confused about. I do wish you had done a section on where to put the saddle and saddle pad though, it bugs me to no end when I see the saddle pad slipped all the way back
     



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