Saddle fit critique, please! 3 days trial - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Saddle fit critique, please! 3 days trial

Will appreciate any comments. 3 saddles (1 dressage, 2 jumping). I didn't have time to take pics of my paint (because it's been raining since yesterday night). If I'll be lucky I'll add them tonight or tomorrow.

So 1st one is dressage saddle.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN1717.jpg (64.5 KB, 143 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1718.jpg (68.5 KB, 132 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1719.jpg (70.3 KB, 135 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1721.jpg (69.7 KB, 133 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1722.jpg (72.2 KB, 136 views)
kitten_Val is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Jumping (I believe Marcel Toulose(?)). She broke the square stand on last slide (butt pic).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN1723.jpg (60.8 KB, 140 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1724.jpg (56.5 KB, 128 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1725.jpg (75.9 KB, 136 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1727.jpg (69.2 KB, 131 views)
kitten_Val is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Duett. Actually I had 2 more, but they obviously sit too bad (obviously even for me) - gaps everywhere....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN1728.jpg (54.1 KB, 133 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1729.jpg (53.3 KB, 132 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1730.jpg (68.6 KB, 143 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1731.jpg (59.6 KB, 133 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1733.jpg (63.5 KB, 143 views)
kitten_Val is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 05:23 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southeastern US
Posts: 189
• Horses: 0
Of course its hard to tell without being there in person to feel things, but I liked the looks of the dressage saddle fit the best.
Cobalt is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 06:00 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Idaho, USA
Posts: 650
• Horses: 7
I'm far from an expert, but I also liked the dressage saddle best. The MT jumping saddle seems like the panels curve more than your horse's back, and don't sit against it in the rear, and the Duett seem like it doesn't sit level, and when you ride you would end up too far back. That is only my opinion, which is far from the most educated on saddle fit. . . hopefully someone can offer more input. . .
payette is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 10:58 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,157
• Horses: 0
The 3rd one is either placed too far forward or just doesn't sit right. I like how the 2nd one sits the best. It has the most gullet clearance of the three. The dressage also looks like it fits well, but ultimately you need to sit in each one. Put a white or light colored pad under the saddles, tighten up the girth and sit in each one. Check for appropriate gullet clearance, feel for side to side movement while riding and make sure you feel balanced. After you dismount, look at the underside of the pad. What you want to see is even symmetrical dirt spots and a clean area over the back area. Your horse looks like he's easy to fit, so it's probably just a matter of making sure you feel balanced. I tried a toulouse awhile back. I found the balance in that saddle to be very nice. It didn't fit my high withered horse, or else I'd own it.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Thank you, folks! The dressage saddle is the same one (but more narrow) I tried other day with the saddle fitter (I did ride in it too with her checking how we move and all). It fits qh nicely along the spine (as well as my paint and my own butt). However the one I tried was too wide on front (especially for the paint), so the saddle fitter asked me to borrow this one (more narrow), so she could compare them on the paint's tracing. I REALLY hope it'll fit her tracings too, so I'll just keep it.

As for other 2 saddles since I sold my jumping saddle I was thinking about may be getting one instead. I'll take them to compare against the tracing as well, but I see what you are saying. I'll be curious to see what saddle fitter will say. I also have 2 Excelle saddles (very pricey I must add), and the fit is just horrid, I'm not even taking them with me.
kitten_Val is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 12:18 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
Dressage looks okay, first jumping looks okay but I'd like to see a full side shot, Duett is too narrow (you need to go up a tree size).
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979 View Post
Dressage looks okay, first jumping looks okay but I'd like to see a full side shot, Duett is too narrow (you need to go up a tree size).
Thank you, luvs!
kitten_Val is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 08-20-2010, 03:52 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,355
• Horses: 2
i agree...dressage
Gidget is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've got a Job Trial! Becca93 Barn Maintenance 4 05-30-2010 05:08 AM
Critique Appy mare I have on trial CowGirlUp9448 Horse Riding Critique 8 05-16-2010 08:04 AM
Another Trial Saddle - Amerigo luvmyperch Dressage 1 05-04-2010 12:51 PM
45 days under saddle and just weaned foal - first show Prodomus Eventing 3 09-27-2009 09:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome