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        01-20-2012, 08:45 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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        01-20-2012, 09:15 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.
         
        01-20-2012, 11:04 AM
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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, 01:20 AM
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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, 02:18 AM
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    Bumping this back up again.
         
        04-08-2012, 11:22 PM
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    Bumping this back up again.....
         
        08-20-2012, 10:00 PM
      #27
    Foal
    Bump :)
         
        08-20-2012, 10:33 PM
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    Green Broke
    Maybe this could be stickied.
         
        08-22-2012, 09:23 PM
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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, 09:41 PM
      #30
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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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