Saddle fitting frustrations - Page 2

       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
        06-17-2013, 10:06 PM
    Green Broke
    Are you sure that is metal and not actually the leather saddle strings going all the way through the sheepskin?

    Good saddles used to be made (and some probably still are) with the strings running all the way through the tree and through the leather skirts. The strings actually held the skirts on instead of all the screws, nails and tacks people use now days. (Skirts are your bottom most layer with the sheepskin). If the strings ever broke, it would not be uncommon for someone to redo the saddle strings and have the strings on the outside of the sheepskin.....because it would be very difficult to get them inbetween the sheepskin and leather on a saddle that is already put together. I had a saddle like that once. The sheepskin was thick enough to make up for the lump of the saddle string.

    I agree with Southern Trails, with a pad the horse should not even feel it. If they do, which is always possible I suppose, I would be really surprised. I would try it out on a good long ride with a good pad and see how it does. If you don't have unusual spots or pressure points on your horse (like raised spots or spots without sweat) you are good to go. But make sure the horse is good and sweaty first, because otherwise you might have dry spots from not enough sweat rather than a saddle issue and you will worry yourself for nothing.
    Sponsored Links
        06-18-2013, 01:14 AM
    I guess it could be leather and not metal. The saddle needed some incredibly deep oiling and it could just be hard leather and not metal at all. I need to check it out. I'm going to throw it on and see how it is. I have a feeling you guys are right and it's too good of a saddle to waste on someone who seems to have wrong info.


    saddle fitting

    Thread Tools

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

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:33 AM.

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