Saddle fitting frustrations
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Saddle fitting frustrations

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

    Like Tree1Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        06-16-2013, 02:15 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Saddle fitting frustrations

    So I just purchased a horse and I can't find a saddle that fits. The saddle he came with is not a great saddle (synthetic mix and really beat up) so I have been using different saddles from the barn. I purchased a saddle with a wider tree (its a roping saddle) hoping that would fit. So last week I had a woman who went to saddle fit class come over to help me out. At first she said the saddle I purchased was great. Then she changed her mind telling me that the rivets (there are four that hold in the pieces of leather) are going to poke my horses back. So we tried no less than six other saddles all different brands and she hated all of them. So I asked her If possibly a good pad could alleviate the possible rivet pain and she said no.

    I am not new to horses but I have taken a long absence. And it's frustrating because I don't know if she is incredibly anal or if I need to purchase yet another saddle. And if all these other ones didn't fit either do I have to go down the custom saddle route because that us an avenue I'm sure I can't afford. And how when the saddle at first was awesome is all of a sudden terrible because of these rivets. And is it true the pad won't help with that? She said the pad makes it worse and it will be like needles poking into. Any insight would be much appreciated.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        06-16-2013, 02:37 AM
      #2
    Super Moderator
    Huh? What rivets? Where on the saddle (western, right?) are these rivets. ? Have a photo, perhaps?
         
        06-16-2013, 01:45 PM
      #3
    Foal
    I shouldn't say rivets. I don't have a photo. But they are tiny pieces of metal that are set into the sheepskin, they hold in the leather strings on the front and back of the saddle. I'm so sorry I don't know what those pieces of hanging leather are called. There are four of them one on each side front and back. They are not sharp and they are not huge but I've been told that when I get on they will poke the horse and make it uncomfortable. So I'm confused why that would make such a huge difference and why I couldn't cover it with sheepskin or something to make it better.
         
        06-16-2013, 01:49 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Saddle strings! The small pieces of metal that hold the saddle strings on.
         
        06-16-2013, 01:52 PM
      #5
    Showing
    .

    I think I know what you are describing, a western Saddle needs at least a 3/4" thick Saddle Pad between the saddle and the Horse, generally a 1" thickness is best.

    Using a proper pad, the small protrusion should not cause a problem.

    .
    bsms likes this.
         
        06-17-2013, 12:05 AM
      #6
    Foal
    Thank you. That's what I was thinking but I was told that the pad would make it worse. Which makes no sense at all. I'm so glad because its a beautiful saddle and the idea of having to buy yet another one was not ideal.
         
        06-17-2013, 09:30 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Pic

    image.jpg
         
        06-17-2013, 09:32 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Pic2

    image.jpg
         
        06-17-2013, 09:32 PM
      #9
    Showing
    .

    If you put the saddle on the Horse with no pad, there might be a problem.

    With a pad, do not worry...........


    .
         
        06-17-2013, 09:34 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Pic 3

    image.jpg
         

    Tags
    saddle fitting

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

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

    Log-in

    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
    saddle fitting help lacey met Horse Tack and Equipment 15 02-04-2012 03:10 AM
    Stirrup frustrations!! apachewhitesox Horse Riding 5 01-19-2012 04:16 PM
    Fitting A Saddle! Tennessee English Riding 1 12-17-2008 11:04 PM
    Frustrations with feet... Mercury Horse Training 5 08-08-2008 11:23 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:05 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0