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    02-02-2012, 02:50 PM
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Foal
Question saddle fitting help

Okay I have no idea what size of saddle to get for my arabian? She is short backed with med set withers. And I do trail rideing with her. And the saddle scares r from the other people that use to own her. Thanks.
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    02-02-2012, 03:07 PM
  #2
Foal
Western or english saddle?
     
    02-02-2012, 03:50 PM
  #3
Foal
O sorry I diddit that lol I ride western.
     
    02-02-2012, 03:51 PM
  #4
Foal
I thow about the semi qt bar but im afraid it will cause presure points on her. And its hard to find reg qh bars.
     
    02-02-2012, 04:33 PM
  #5
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I would look for an "Arabian tree" or FQHB.
I've found, with my Arab, that most SQHB don't leave enough room for how flat through the back she is (and your Arab seems to be built similarly to mine).

The saddles that have been working great for me are an Australian saddle in wide (thought I wouldn't like it, but I've found that it's so much MORE secure than a western saddle! And since I trail ride, security is important) or a Bighorn cordura saddle with FQHB. If you can, I'd really look into an Aussie saddle, I can't even tell you how much I love mine. And it fits my mare so well, I don't even know. Haha!

Here are links to both:

(I got the "Synthetic Endurance", the 3rd one down, from the clearance section. It's just as nice, just because of one scrape, they marked it down $30!)
Kimberley Series Aussie Saddles


Here's the Bighorn:
15" 16" Big Horn Cordura Saddle FQHB BROWN or BLACK 206 250 205 251
     
    02-02-2012, 05:20 PM
  #6
Yearling
I love my Crates Arab tree. But yeah I would look for an Arab tree. Arabs have a tendency like yours to be barrel backed with withers to boot. Just make sure the bars have good flare, not all saddle makers do.
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    02-02-2012, 08:25 PM
  #7
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacey met    
i thow about the semi qt bar but im afraid it will cause presure points on her. And its hard to find reg qh bars.
QH bars would be better for sure your saddle might be putting pressure on her in certain areas like you said but you'll probably find the bars are not in even contact with her back or may be sitting too close to her spine. That's strange, I would think qh bars would be easy to find, mustn't be real popular your area? Good luck
     
    02-02-2012, 08:28 PM
  #8
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
I would look for an "Arabian tree" or FQHB.
I've found, with my Arab, that most SQHB don't leave enough room for how flat through the back she is (and your Arab seems to be built similarly to mine).

The saddles that have been working great for me are an Australian saddle in wide (thought I wouldn't like it, but I've found that it's so much MORE secure than a western saddle! And since I trail ride, security is important) or a Bighorn cordura saddle with FQHB. If you can, I'd really look into an Aussie saddle, I can't even tell you how much I love mine. And it fits my mare so well, I don't even know. Haha!

Here are links to both:

(I got the "Synthetic Endurance", the 3rd one down, from the clearance section. It's just as nice, just because of one scrape, they marked it down $30!)
Kimberley Series Aussie Saddles


Here's the Bighorn:
15" 16" Big Horn Cordura Saddle FQHB BROWN or BLACK 206 250 205 251


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YOur horse has what looks like mutton withers and a flat back toward the loin area. An arab tree would probably be best
     
    02-03-2012, 11:55 AM
  #9
Foal
Thar r a lot of full quater horse bars just not the reg qh bars.
     
    02-03-2012, 01:31 PM
  #10
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Originally Posted by lacey met    
thar r a lot of full quater horse bars just not the reg qh bars.
I don't understand what you're trying to say?
     

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