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    10-14-2012, 01:10 AM
  #11
Weanling
Ahh... sorry. My mistake! I hope you find the saddle you're looking for. I know next to nothing about western, I've maybe ridden in a western saddle 5 times?
     
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    10-14-2012, 01:19 PM
  #12
Yearling
Sorry guys I will have to get pictures tomorrow my mother decided to come down today and see the kids which rarely ever happens.
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    10-14-2012, 01:29 PM
  #13
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Western saddle? Do you use a back cinch? Have you tried a center fire rigging type? Is this a gaited horse (she kind of looks TWH) have you tried an English saddle
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    10-14-2012, 03:01 PM
  #14
Yearling
With the center fire rigging I tried an amts saddle custom made for her and the saddle slipped so bad. It just rolled all over her back. Yes I ride western. I have not tried English or many endurance saddles which an endurance saddle is my next step. I always use a back cinch and a pulling breastcollar. She is a spotted saddle. She has a lot of action. Will take a pictures holding her leg up so you can see how far back her scapula moves.
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    10-15-2012, 01:59 AM
  #15
Yearling
Here is a few saddles I have tried

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-elk ridge A fork med & wide
-flagstaff med & wide
-Kentucky trail gaiter
-Virginia trail gaiter

Amts
-custom made gaiter bars centerfire rigging

Tucker
-wild west med & wide
-high plains med & wide
-gen ll med & wide

Custom saddle maker from Tennessee gaited saddle steele tree centerfire rigging round skirt

Jm yancy paso fino tree current saddle

Bueno vista

Also tried a few crates models, simco, and royal king. Along with billy cook.
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    10-15-2012, 10:15 AM
  #16
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Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz    
here is a few saddles I have tried

circle y
-elk ridge A fork med & wide
-flagstaff med & wide
-Kentucky trail gaiter
-Virginia trail gaiter

Amts
-custom made gaiter bars centerfire rigging

Tucker
-wild west med & wide
-high plains med & wide
-gen ll med & wide

Custom saddle maker from Tennessee gaited saddle steele tree centerfire rigging round skirt

Jm yancy paso fino tree current saddle

Bueno vista

Also tried a few crates models, simco, and royal king. Along with billy cook.
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The AMTS and Tennesse Brands unless order special would be too wide I believe.

Not sure what tree you ordered in the JM Yancey, they have 4 sizes.

All the others mentioned would not have near enough rock or Shoulder relief.

I would say by the pics, you need a Narrow or Medium in a special Gaited Tree.

Which seems to fit the best?

Have you done a wither tracing?


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    10-15-2012, 11:13 AM
  #17
Yearling
Her wither tracing measures 7 5/16" the jm yancy measures 7 1/4". I am getting pictures in just a few hours of her with the jm yancy. Thee problem with it is the rigging and the saddle is too long. I will also take pics of her in my hubbys saddle which is a cheaper saddle. Its some kind of king series endurance with a horn.
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    10-15-2012, 12:28 PM
  #18
dee
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I feel your pain. Dancer is short backed, downhill and high withered - with the same broad shoulders. Fortunately, she doesn't buck when the saddle bothers her - she just puts up with it until she's had enough, then refuses to move. Up until that point, there is no way to tell she's uncomfortable, which really makes me feel bad. Add into the mix the fact that I am an extemely plus sized rider, and finding a saddle to fit her is even more important.

And... a crupper is out of the question. Tried that once - she went ballistic!

I am going to try the wither tracing thing as soon as I have the money, and have a saddle guru pick one out for us...
     
    10-15-2012, 01:16 PM
  #19
Yearling
Chey doesn't tolerate pain. If she is in pain you are going to know. She will either buck or continuously keep stopping and turning around with her nose to ny foot. If you don't listen to her when she start stopping she will start bucking. She put me flat on my butt last fall due to this. After that is when I finally realized something really wasn't right. Hubby was mad because I didn't correct her but she wasn't doing this to be mean. I could tell that as soon as she went ballistic and threw me. My girls will take a nap in a couple hours and im going out to get pictures
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    10-15-2012, 01:21 PM
  #20
Showing
Oh joy-she's built like my twh. Low withers, wide and short back. If you paid for a custom saddle I'd be harrassing the saddlemaker to make it right. I bot a wide gaited saddle and altho it's length is good it sits high in front as it too narrow in front. It's a National Bridle saddle altho I bo't it used. I have another saddle to try whereby the bars are the closest to my wire form. I also have a Ralide tree to set on him. If one of them works I'll take some measurements and maybe they'll work for you.
     

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