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    07-28-2010, 11:10 PM
Saddle Size

I currently ride comfortably in a 16.5" seat in a jumping saddle, so what size should I fit a dressage saddle? I may be getting one when I get a horse. (:
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    07-28-2010, 11:20 PM
Originally Posted by On The Bright Side    
I currently ride comfortably in a 16.5" seat in a jumping saddle, so what size should I fit a dressage saddle? I may be getting one when I get a horse. (:
depends on if you want room or not, and the saddle style. I got a 17" trainers pro delux jumping saddle, 17.5" ambassador dressage saddle and a wintec 500 all purpose 17". But I also once has a wintec 500 dressage that was 16.5".
The wintec dressage has a flatter seat and the ambassador in reaaly deep.

Try the saddle that you like and then decide
    07-29-2010, 07:08 AM
Every horse is of different size and when you want to buy a new saddle then you measure the size or your vendor will measure the size and give you a saddle.
    07-29-2010, 10:40 AM
Okay, Thanks (:
    07-29-2010, 11:05 AM
My general rule of thumb is 0.5" up from my jumping saddle, although that depends of the saddle itself - if it has a deep seat you may want to go bigger. I have a Thorowgood T6 dressage saddle in 17" which gives me plenty of room, but if I had something like the Bates Isabelle I would probably have gone with a 17.5". My jumping saddle is a 16.5".
    07-29-2010, 11:09 AM
Do you like the thorowgood? I know it's synthetic, but I've heard some good things about it.
    07-29-2010, 11:20 AM
Love love love love LOVE it! Easy to clean, no break in time, interchangeable gullets... best dressage saddle I've ever owned. Plus the stirrup bars are set back to help maintain an open hip angle.
    07-29-2010, 11:22 AM
Awesome! Cause I'm hopefully going to get a dressage and jumping saddle, so I don't wanna spend too too much. WHats the difference between T4 and T6?
    07-29-2010, 11:25 AM
The T6 is the leather look alike, T4 looks like a synthetic (has a faux suede seat). I chose the T6 for aesthetic reasons.

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    07-29-2010, 11:33 AM
Ah, okay that makes more sense!

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