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  • What cinch riggin should be used for a long sloping shoulder

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    10-16-2012, 02:57 PM
  #31
Yearling
I will see what I can do. I am trying to get her in good shape and take her down to myrtle beach who fitted the rest of our horses. They have over 100 saddles in the store at all times so im sure she probably has an abetta. I also wondered about taking my jm yancy in and having the skirt shortened in the back about 4 inches and rounded and having the rigging reworked if it would fit better then
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    10-16-2012, 05:07 PM
  #32
Yearling
Your problem isn't saddle fit, it's the type of rigging, your mare has a really far forward girth groove (possibly caused by having a big sloping shoulder), it pulls the saddle forward trying to reach that "spot". Both saddles you showed had rigging far back (7/8 or center fire or 3/4), meaning the cinch had further to pull forward to get there. Look for a saddle with full rigging (often used with a rear cinch, but I don't) or a saddle with 3 way rigging (two rings to attach and adjust your rigging).
     
    10-16-2012, 05:28 PM
  #33
Yearling
I am having a hard time finding full rigging. The amts saddle I bought for her was three way rigging not centerfire. Sorry I got it wrong in my previous post. But you had one tie strap for both rings. It was nice cause it gave her lots of freedom but no matter how tight I put the cinch I could not get on from the ground. If I put weight in the stirrup the darn thing would tip over on her side easily. The saddle would not sit still. I will look for a picture of her wearing it and show you.
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    10-17-2012, 07:53 AM
  #34
Yearling
You can take the tie strap off the two and attach it to just the front one (note the name three way) it can go full, 3/4 and center fire (I think). Might be worth a try, I find older saddles tend to have full rigging more often the new ones, like my simco and other saddle, both are 35 to 40 years old each.
     
    10-17-2012, 09:52 AM
  #35
Green Broke
Just putting this question out there but how tight do you do up the back cinch?

Also that first saddle is way to long. I have an arab so not gaited but short backed and finding a western saddle that fits her back is almost impossible.

Too me that saddle looks too far back but it could be I'm not used to seeing gaited horses. It looks like it would be tight right behind her shoulder restricting movement. I thought they were supposed to sit a bit over the shoulder but the flare would make room for the shoulder. If I'm wrong about that someone please correct me. I've never seen a gaited horse properly saddled.
     
    10-17-2012, 10:37 AM
  #36
Yearling
Yes the saddle is way too long but if I move it forward its on top of her scaplula . I keep my back cinch kind of snug I can get my full hand in it though because I don't want a back foot to get caught in it.
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