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post #21 of 36 Old 01-20-2012, 09:45 AM
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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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post #22 of 36 Old 01-20-2012, 10:15 AM
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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.

should i or should i not.........
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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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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.

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Bumping this back up again.

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Bumping this back up again.....

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Maybe this could be stickied.
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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.
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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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