Saddle advice please!!!!!

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  • My horse has no sweat marks near withers is the gullet to small?
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    08-17-2008, 11:25 PM
Saddle advice please!!!!!

Ok, I have a fairly large quarter horse and we ride western, but my saddle fits near the withers, but sways in the air on the back of the saddle. I need a new one and was wondering if anyone could give me advice on any. Also, does the skirt shape (square vs. round) make a difference in the way it fits?
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    08-18-2008, 06:50 AM
If you qh has really low withers I'd look into flex-tree saddle.
    08-18-2008, 07:04 AM
Katie, some pictures of your horse under saddle would really help. Typically the back of your saddle may move a little while your horse is moving but too much and I would say that it does not fit.

If you can get some pics and tell us the gullet and bar size as well as some pics of your horse without a saddle you can get a better assessment.
    08-18-2008, 10:22 PM

This is a really bad picture, but if it helps a little..
    08-18-2008, 10:35 PM
She has full qh bars and here is her with no sadddle
    08-19-2008, 06:34 AM
It is hard to judge by the pictures you submitted but the saddle does appear to fit her although with her build I might like to see her with semi qh bars just to see the difference. Again, it is hard to judge by the pictures but is she about 15h and about 1,000 lb?

What are the sweat marks like after a ride? Are there any dry spots when you take the saddle off? The gullet does not seem to be hitting her withers and the rear of your saddle seems to be on her back properly. It is really hard to tell but the saddle may be slightly lower in the front then I would like which would cause the back to tilt up somewhat. The cure to that is a smaller gullet saddle but I would try a buildup pad in the front first.

BTW, she's a good looking horse. Seems to be in nice shape as well.
    08-19-2008, 07:07 AM
She doesn't look very outstanding on withers and back (not TOO wide and not high or very low withers). I'd say like average normal horse. :) I got Alamo with high pommel and qh bars (which is wider than semi-qh) for my qh, which look very similar to your horse on top. Do you have any tack stores around? You can do the measurements of your horse withers and back and bring them in store to get advices. It worked for me.

BTW, she looks nice.

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