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    07-14-2011, 05:43 PM
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Weanling
Saddle fit: Gullet size

Hello trying a new saddle, is the gullet too short in this photo? He rode fine with it and had a normal continuous sweat pattern

He lost weight at the previous boarding place so he will put on 200 lbs prob!
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    07-14-2011, 05:48 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I know nothing about Western saddles so I may be wrong, but to me it looks waaaaaay too wide.
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    07-14-2011, 11:30 PM
  #3
Weanling
Ya, it fits him everywhere else except for there, I have had a heck of time finding a saddle for him
     
    07-15-2011, 10:26 PM
  #4
Weanling
Bump for more input
     
    07-16-2011, 09:27 AM
  #5
Foal
It does NOT fit him .. When you sit in that it will sit straight down on his back there and will be pretty un-comfortable for him , not to mention it could cause him some damage
     
    07-16-2011, 05:18 PM
  #6
Foal
You can get better result if you put a think pad and fill the gap.

For any detail please wtire me with more detail question.
     
    07-16-2011, 06:14 PM
  #7
Foal
You can get better result , if you put thick pad and fill the gap.
     
    07-16-2011, 06:15 PM
  #8
Foal
I am saddlerymen and always ready to assist.

From where you buy this saddle ?

What is the price and size of saddle ?
     
    07-16-2011, 06:59 PM
  #9
Weanling
I bought it used, payed 250 for it.
     
    07-16-2011, 11:02 PM
  #10
Showing
You would have to use a lot of padding lift the saddle to get enough clearance because the pad winds up compressed. As you get more lift in the front, the remainder of the saddle will also be lifted and will float on the horse's back. This usually results in the rider tightening the cinch even more which compresses the pad and then you wind up where you started. If you ride with the saddle rubbing the withers a condition called fistula could develop. This is an infection of the bone and is extremely difficult to get to heal.
     

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