Saddle Fit Problems

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Saddle Fit Problems

This is a discussion on Saddle Fit Problems within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-14-2010, 10:33 PM
Saddle Fit Problems

Okay, so just to get this out there... I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A NEW SADDLE! Please don't even suggest it. I am in fact saving up to possibly buy a better saddle, but I need a long (ish) term solution so that my horse is comfortable when I ride.

My saddle is very low in the front (english saddle). The pommel almost sits on his withers, and it kind of looks a bit painful. Does anyone have a nice pad that would solve my problem? I am willing to pay up to $150 for a nice pad that would actually help.

Sorry, no pictures, but I'll try to get some.
Sponsored Links
    07-14-2010, 11:11 PM
A pad isn't going to help a saddle that's sitting on his withers, unfortunately :/. If it's already tight there, adding bulk to the area is going to make the saddle fit worse, not to mention tip the saddle and create pressure points elsewhere. Can you borrow a better fitting saddle? I would hate to see you spend $150 on a pad when you could have a nice start to your new saddle fund.

I feel your pain totally though... my new horse is a high withered TB mare, and I luckily have a dressage saddle that fits her. My search for a jumping saddle hasn't been going so well though :X.
    07-14-2010, 11:16 PM
I would suggest trying to find a beat up used saddle maybe at a consignment shop for $150 instead of speeding that on a pad that may or may not work. Craigslistay be a good place to look too.
Posted via Mobile Device
    07-15-2010, 12:40 AM
Is it sitting low because the gullet is too wide, or is it sitting low because of her wither being super high?

If the saddle is too wide, you can get away with using a front riser pad for a while - Which I believe I suggested in a previous thread of yours on this topic.

In that thread you said you were going to buy a Thinline pad and shim it - did you?

If the saddle is already fitting but she just has high withers - There is NOTHING you can do with a pad that won't make it worse, and the only way to stop it hurting is to chuck the saddle out and ride bareback until you get a new one. Why don't you sell your saddle you have now and use that money for a new one?
    07-15-2010, 10:52 AM
The saddle gets wider around the withers, I'm not sure why, and it fits perfectly everywhere else... :/
    07-15-2010, 02:27 PM
Green Broke
Skito makes a good correction pad. You can email pictures of your horse and how the saddle sits on him and they can tell you if their pad will work and which shims you would need.
Saddle Pads - Correction Saddle Pads - Skito Correction Pad - Build your own! - Arete Equestrian - Half Chaps, Skito & Supracor Saddle Pads... - (Powered by CubeCart)

Padding can help, but if the saddle is way too wide, then there may not be anything you can do. Start working on your bareback riding .
    07-15-2010, 03:03 PM
If I were you, I would sell my current saddle, take the money from that plus $150 and purchase a good fitting used saddle. You might be surprised at how nice of a saddle you could afford.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems with the abetta endurance saddle RiosDad Trail Riding 12 04-11-2010 05:08 PM
Saddle Problems Kerri Low Horse Tack and Equipment 6 01-30-2010 02:11 AM
Having problems with new saddle Diegosmom English Riding 4 10-06-2009 08:28 PM
saddle problems with for sale horse appylover31803 Horse Tack and Equipment 7 05-15-2009 02:18 PM
Saddle problems... Madds Horse Tack and Equipment 3 08-12-2007 08:57 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0