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    04-09-2012, 07:05 PM
  #1
Foal
Saddle for my high withered horse

Both my western saddles seem too wide or the gullet is too low. They rest on his withers. I bought a pad that has a cut out and pads built in to fill in the sunken in places on each side of his withers.

Should I move the saddle back, I'm at a lose to figure where to place this saddle.







Thanks
     
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    04-10-2012, 04:26 PM
  #2
Foal
I suggest you use a saddle pad primarily to fill up and then you might as well bring in a smaller saddle or fitted to your horse but as getting a custome made one fit to your horse measurements may be expensive you might as well just purchase a slightly different saddle simply of a smaller size. I hope I have helped :)
     
    04-10-2012, 05:05 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Have you tried your new pads under the saddle? Is it lifted off his withers & can you get a few fingers comfortably under the gullet? My Arab has very high withers & I got a saddle pad built up on the sides & giving enough clearance so it doesn't touch his withers.
     
    04-10-2012, 06:36 PM
  #4
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
Have you tried your new pads under the saddle? Is it lifted off his withers & can you get a few fingers comfortably under the gullet? My Arab has very high withers & I got a saddle pad built up on the sides & giving enough clearance so it doesn't touch his withers.

Is it a few fingers while the girth is tight and standing along side the horse or mounted on the horse?
Thanks
     
    04-10-2012, 09:06 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I would look into a saddle made for high withered horses, we had a TB like this, or worse, and I bought a National Bridle Tennessean saddle that is made for gaited horses, cleared withers fine, without major pad build up too.

The problem I find, when trying to pad one up, is that it throws the rest of the saddle off, and then sits funny.
     
    04-10-2012, 11:48 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Put the saddle on, tighten the girth & mount-see if you have the clearance w/riding conditions.
     
    04-13-2012, 01:25 PM
  #7
Foal
Ok thanks
     
    04-13-2012, 09:31 PM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Palomine    
I would look into a saddle made for high withered horses, we had a TB like this, or worse, and I bought a National Bridle Tennessean saddle that is made for gaited horses, cleared withers fine, without major pad build up too.

The problem I find, when trying to pad one up, is that it throws the rest of the saddle off, and then sits funny.

I also ride a Tennessean on my high withered walking horse.
     
    04-15-2012, 10:05 PM
  #9
Foal
I'm having the same issue.... Think I'm going to have a local Amish make one to fit my horse. They are very reasonable and I hear good quality. I rubbed a pretty bad blister on my horse last Wednesday. Good luck!
     
    04-15-2012, 10:12 PM
  #10
Showing
Western: Gaited bars apparently are made for Gaited horses but also fit high withered horses. Sometimes a cutback pad helps, depending on where there are rubs. That's basically the extent of my knowledge of Western saddles.

English: You just have to find one that is wide enough so it doesn't interfere with your horse's spine, and fits the curvature of the shoulders. If it has wool, you can re-flock it or shape it to fit your horse's back better (level out.) Some have adjustable gullet systems so they can be made wider or narrower. When you're in the saddle, there must be wither clearance and the pad must be lifted off of the wither. Wither relief pads for your selected discipline work best. And that's the extent of my knowledge of English saddles.
     

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