Saddle fit poll - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: Which saddle fits best
A fits well 0 0%
A is the best of a bad bunch 2 20.00%
B fits well 2 20.00%
B is the best of a bad bunch 3 30.00%
C fits well 1 10.00%
C is the best of a bad bunch 0 0%
D fits well 0 0%
D is the best of a bad bunch 0 0%
I wouldn't use any of these saddles 2 20.00%
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post #1 of 14 Old 08-25-2010, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle fit poll

Here we go, I dragged all my saddles out and tried them on Ace this morning, I thought I'd set up a poll to vote on what you think works bst. As ever explaining why you voted as you did is even more helpful than just voting

Just a reminder, Ace is 18 years old, and she has been a brood mare for the last 12 years. She is now 5 weeks into a fittening program, and is putting on weight and her top line is improving, but as you see she has a way to go.

This is what I have available, and I would rather use one of these for now, once she is fitter then would be the time to set out and find a perfect saddle for her.

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-25-2010, 02:45 PM
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Actually all of them look pretty low, but # C is just sitting right on top of the withers.
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-25-2010, 02:51 PM
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Id say b or d. But its really hard to tell without it tightened or with out a pad. But the other 2 sit way to low in the front. B and D have a little bit of clearance atleast.

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post #4 of 14 Old 08-25-2010, 09:10 PM
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D is too long for the horse's back.
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post #5 of 14 Old 08-25-2010, 09:16 PM
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I personally would like the fit of A best if putting a pad on her got it up off her withers a little farther.

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post #6 of 14 Old 08-25-2010, 09:51 PM
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You need to put on a blanket and sit in it. They can look good until you get weight in them.
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-25-2010, 09:52 PM
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My opinion with withers like that would be a Steele saddle
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post #8 of 14 Old 08-25-2010, 09:54 PM
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I would pick B, because it looks balanced and isnt kicked up on the horses withers either... and the back of A is lifting off a bit...

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post #9 of 14 Old 08-26-2010, 02:16 PM
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Agh - I'm terrible with polls and voted for C instead of B!
Consider one vote for C as a vote for B.

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post #10 of 14 Old 08-26-2010, 03:38 PM
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I think B looks best...definitely not C...will kill her withers. Hard to tell just looking at pictures...but that seems the best choice out of what you already have.

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