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post #21 of 46 Old 08-12-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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I agree! I love my Aussie saddle. Now if I can just figure out how to teleport myself and my horse to Portugal and we can ride together :)
Yeah that would be awesome since I ride alone most of the time and I hope i'll love mine too!
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post #22 of 46 Old 08-12-2012, 05:38 PM
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Most dressage pads fit fine. I use a wool dressage pad as my main pad under my stock saddle. Otherwise I use a square cut woollen pad like the RM Williams pads.
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post #23 of 46 Old 08-12-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the advice everyone!
When I get the saddle, I'll post pictures.
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post #24 of 46 Old 08-12-2012, 05:43 PM
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This is the dressage pad I use under my saddle. It's a Roma woolen swallow tail dressage pad.


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post #25 of 46 Old 08-12-2012, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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I have a pad like this. Not too thick and long enough for the flaps.
It's more like an english trail saddle type but I think it will work.
Thanks for the advice!
And the horse is really cute and saddle is beautiful!
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post #26 of 46 Old 08-12-2012, 07:43 PM
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probably does depend on size. My saddles are 19 inch seat, next one I get will be made for an arabian and probably 20 inches, as I will add a merino wool seat cover. Goal is to complete Tevis might take me awhile but I'll get there.
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post #27 of 46 Old 08-12-2012, 08:28 PM
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...Goal is to complete Tevis might take me awhile but I'll get there.
Impressive goal! Good luck to you. Did a 6 mile ride today. Got suckered into trying a trail none of us knew, and the aerial photos I saw didn't do justice to some of the up & down spots. I had to lead my mare part of the way because she hadn't seen slopes & rocks like that before. At one point my wife fell while leading our Appy, and the slope caused her to roll into a gully under him. Happily, he didn't move a muscle. When she crawled out from under him, she just sat on the path for a little bit and he STILL didn't move - just nuzzled her as if to say, "It's OK, I'll wait until you are ready".

Then some people were shooting rifles without a backstop. I didn't turn back at the first warbling winging sound, but after 5 and with a lot of ground left to cover, I decided a retreat was in order. So we doubled back and went cross country, which my mare had never tried before. There was no water out there, and it was 103 degrees. To be honest, it kicked my 54 year old butt!

I can't imagine the Tevis...

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post #28 of 46 Old 08-13-2012, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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They told me at Down Under that my seat size would be a 16 (weight: 149 and height 5' 5"). Does anyone know if this is accurate?
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In a normal stock saddle that would be too big - here in Aus they are measured differently, my one in the picture above is a 15" and I weight 160 and am 5'6. But I don't know how they measure their saddles so not much help sorry!
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In a normal stock saddle that would be too big - here in Aus they are measured differently, my one in the picture above is a 15" and I weight 160 and am 5'6. But I don't know how they measure their saddles so not much help sorry!
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I hope they just measure differently.
I just hope its the right size because I can't really return it!
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