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post #11 of 13 Old 12-13-2011, 05:49 PM
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I use a contoured pad and a saddle with a cut-back for my boy, and his withers are like the Alps.
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post #12 of 13 Old 12-13-2011, 06:56 PM
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QH equals quarter horse. Most of your western saddles are made for quarter horses. They have a rounder back with low withers kinda shaped like a barrel. They have a frame that is basically straight bars that are longer front to back. This type of saddle put on a walker, will put weight on his withers, and the back will dig into his hip right where the spine goes into hip. THink of someone putting a knuckle right on your spine.
A gaited saddle as opposed to a QH saddle bars flare at the front to give clearance for the shoulders and it has a higher arch under the horn to clear the withers.

Lots of reading here: http://www.horsesaddleshop.com/saddlefit.html

SOunds like you should be looking for a saddle specifically labled as "gaited"
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post #13 of 13 Old 12-13-2011, 07:02 PM
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One of the problems is that terms like "Quarter Horse Bars", "Semi-Quarter Horse Bars" and "Full Quarter Horse Bars" have no standard definition. Same with "Arabian" and "Gaited".
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