Saddle Rigging- Dee Positions
My new old saddle has double dee rigging, which I'm used to. What I'm not used to is where the girth sits. With my longhorn, the girth was across the barrel right up to the horse's elbows. I'm not sure if my new saddle is 7/8 or 3/4, but the girth settles about two to three inches back from what I'm used to as the saddle settles into it's natural position. It settles even, seems tight and comfortable, but it looks odd to me. It's still very much on his barrel.
Gunner is somewhat older, a little swaybacked, and does have very high narrow withers. The saddle fits him like it was made for him, perfect sweat mark, good contact and wither clearance. He seems to like the saddle and fit, but is the girth sitting in the right spot? Is the rigging just farther back than I've used before?
"Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die...don't be scared, jut enjoy the ride." - Chris LeDoux