QH people..what brand and model saddle do you use?
   

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

QH people..what brand and model saddle do you use?

This is a discussion on QH people..what brand and model saddle do you use? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • I have a QH that is 14.2 and I can't find a saddle to fit him right

Like Tree2Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-14-2013, 08:02 AM
  #1
Weanling
QH people..what brand and model saddle do you use?

On the search for a saddle that fits our wide backed and a bit downhill QH mare. Our Crates just is not fitting her properly..tad wide in front (full quarter bars) and is too narrow (lots of shifting) in the back. Have tried a Circle Y wide on her and is even wider and too long over the back. Please let me know what brand and models you use. Thanks so much!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-14-2013, 08:05 AM
  #2
Trained
I have 3 billy cook full quarter horse...7 inch gullet... saddles.

I use a impact gel saddle pad underneath and have never had problems with fitting my horses. I have one quarter horse, 2 paints, a curly and a curly mustang cross, all are built stocky and thick on muscle.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-14-2013, 08:23 AM
  #3
Weanling
I have a Simco trail saddle, it's fairly basic, and not crazy expensive. But...it's super comfortable, not too heavy (27 pounds), and fits almost every horse I've put it on. When I say every horse, I mean from a qh, to a warmblood cross, to a shire, lol. It's fqhb, and I love it.
     
    06-14-2013, 08:32 AM
  #4
Foal
Have you tried a flex tree? I'm not crazy about them, but they are good for hard to fit horses without getting into custom saddles.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-14-2013, 09:19 AM
  #5
Super Moderator
.

I would suggest getting a set of Steele Tree's Fitting Forms from one of their dealers, using these set of forms you can find the best fit for your particular hard to fit Horse.

Steele provides Trees for 100's of popular off the shelf Saddles and custom makers.

Steele Saddle Tree LLC - Fit To The Horse

.
smrobs likes this.
     
    06-14-2013, 09:20 AM
  #6
Weanling
I have a Dakota Barrel Saddle with FQHB (7 1/2" gullet). It took me forever to find a saddle to fit my QH but this one does the trick. He has a lot of shoulder to get around and that was my main problem fitting him, so he might be built different than yours. I love Dakotas though. Great quality for an even better price! I've been looking at the roping saddle lately...so tempting :) Good luck on your saddle hunt!
     
    06-14-2013, 09:39 AM
  #7
Showing
Look for something with flatter bar angles. FQH are 7" whereas 6.5 might do the trick.
     
    06-14-2013, 09:57 AM
  #8
Foal
I have a QH mare that is very wide and a bit downhill also. I got a cheap Corriente saddle ($700) to use while I saved up for a custom saddle, but Bee and I were so happy with it that we just kept it. It is a heavy monster though. I've had it 2 years and it works well for us.
     
    06-14-2013, 10:00 AM
  #9
Trained
So far my Dale Chavez has fit everything I've put it on from an Arab to a QH to a Saddlebred cross.
     
    06-14-2013, 04:18 PM
  #10
Weanling
Thank you all so much for your input, it has helped a lot or at least I hope it will! Southern Trails I had actually thought of getting a set of trees but had forgotten about it. Saddle bag, when I read your post it was like an "ah ha" moment. That makes total sense except I might wonder if the front might be too narrow?
I have written down every saddle mentioned in your posts, thank you and keep em comin...
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Close contact brand/model suggestions for TB? heymckate Horse Tack and Equipment 1 12-22-2012 07:20 AM
has anybody heard of a Passier model 100 (old model) freia Horse Tack and Equipment 5 04-24-2012 06:34 AM
crosby saddle model HELP PLEASE czarinaruss Horse Tack and Equipment 1 11-29-2011 11:45 AM
Brahma Tex Tan Saddle 2000 model?? Plains Drifter Horse Tack and Equipment 11 02-21-2011 03:00 PM
Fabtron Model Number 7113 - brand new! Abby Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 05-23-2008 04:33 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0