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    02-03-2012, 02:48 PM
Okay what im trying to say is r thar any differints in the full quarter horse bars and the regular quater horse bars. I have found a nice full quarter horse western saddle for her but im afrad its going to be to big for her.
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    02-03-2012, 03:37 PM
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Oh! I see. :)

Maybe this will be helpful:

Western Saddle Fitting and Different Tree Sizes

Basically, to my understanding, a SQHB has quite a bit of angle to it, a QHB generally still has a bit of an angle but it's not as extreme, then FQHB has a pretty wide angle.
I've never tried a QHB on my mare so I don't know about that but I do know that the angle of a FQHB is right for her back. It's a little too flat angled for her shoulders but that's better than it being tight.
A FQHB will probably be fine for you mare. You'll want to double check the fit though because trees aren't standardized. One brand's FQHB could be really narrow on your girl while a different brand would be just right and another brand's could be even too big.
An Arabian tree would probably fit really perfectly, if you have access to one.
    02-03-2012, 04:03 PM
This is the saddle I found that I would like to get. It's on ebay WESTERN ENDURANCE SADDLE PKG MAHOGANY 15" * NEW. All the arabian saddles I have found r to much money for me to spend right now.
    02-04-2012, 12:11 AM
I do not want to sound like a beotch but you need to find a saddle that fits your horse first.....if you sacrifice the comfort of your horse, why are you even riding?
    02-04-2012, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by lacey met    
this is the saddle I found that I would like to get. It's on ebay WESTERN ENDURANCE SADDLE PKG MAHOGANY 15" * NEW. All the arabian saddles I have found r to much money for me to spend right now.
I would really try to stay away from new saddles on ebay. From what I've heard and seen, they usually have oddly shaped trees/broken trees/pokey bits on the underside/or they don't hold up at all.

I did some looking (hope you don't mind) and found some used Arab tree saddles (used saddles are great for us lower price range people, you get a great product for cheap! :) ) on ebay that might just work for you.
I'm not sure what size seat you need so I was just searching for 15" saddles since that's the size you said you were looking at.

This one might be a little big for you since it's a 15.5inch seat but it might just be comfortably big.


I'm not sure if this one will be out of your price range, but it does have free shipping. It's not an Arab tree but this is the one I use on my Arab mare that fits her pretty well. And it's "Buy It Now", no bidding war! :)
However, it is a 17inch seat so it might really be too big...I'm not sure.


And here's another Bighorn, 15inch seat, looks brand new but for half the price! I'm a huge fan of these saddles for trail riding.
This one looks really really good for the price, I'd seriously consider this one if I were you. :)

    02-04-2012, 03:10 AM
IMHO I would recommend to use this model. It's a new generation of comfort long-riding saddles. They make it in Europe and the model is "Prestige Germida"

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