I'm kinda looking into getting Lacey a saddle. She really needs one that actually fits her and since Christmas is right around the corner (basically means I'll be rolling in the dough, haha) I figure I should start kinda looking.
Basically I need a cheaper saddle, just for messing around in. I'd prefer English and I think there's probably a higher probability of finding an cheaper saddle to fit my needs if I look into English saddles. However I am not opposed to a Western saddle since Lacey seems to like them better and since when I do summer camps with her she's going to need a western saddle that fits (I do have access to one that kinda mostly fits though).
Basically our issues are that she has high wide withers, and a little bit of a swayback. Every saddle that I have access to (reg. quarter horse bars in the western saddle and I'm pretty sure just average/normal, maybe even wide, I dunno, width of the english saddles) fits fine on her back then is too narrow (english saddles) or a smidge too wide (western saddle) on her withers.
Is there a size in between the two of those, reg. english saddle and qh bars western saddle that I'm totally missing? I can measure the exact widths in inches tomorrow but yeah...
Is there a brand that I should kinda look for or is it just basically try a bunch and deal with it/get a saddle fitter?
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
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Rest peacefully, Lacey.