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  • Who fits in a 16.5 dressage saddle
  • What size western saddle fits a 16.5hh horse

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    11-07-2011, 10:52 PM
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    11-07-2011, 11:50 PM
I have a 16.3hh tb mare and I ride her in a 16.5 inch and it looks fine :)
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    11-07-2011, 11:51 PM
Do you have a photo of the saddle on her by any chance?!?! (:
    11-07-2011, 11:59 PM
I just went through my pics and I do not. I can get one tomorrow for ya
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    11-07-2011, 11:59 PM
I didn't read the replies,but 1/2" isn't really going to be noticeable, but since you asked, this is my 16hh TB wearing my 16.5" dressage saddle

    11-08-2011, 12:07 AM
Green Broke
I ride my girl (who is just over 16hh) in a 16.5 inch. It doesn't fit me amazingly but it fits her so we make it work

So the first picture is an odd angle and please ignore her disdain for being led to the mounting block in the second picture.


    11-08-2011, 01:29 AM
Thanks for the picture guys!! (: there great.
    11-09-2011, 12:27 AM
I am with the other girls on here. My boy is a little over 16 HH and I am so tiny I need a 16.5 inch saddle. I do not think that it looks weird on him. As long as you fit and it fits your horse that is all that matters. Its about fit and comfort for you and your horse not other people opinions on what looks normal and what doesnt.
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    11-09-2011, 04:05 AM
Green Broke
If its your saddle for life, go for which ever you feel more comfortable in.. but if you reckon there may be a chance you have to sell that saddle for whatever reason, 17" sells better ;)
I had a 16.5 and a 17 of the same saddle... 16.5 took FOREVER to sell, 17 sold in two weeks.. sounds daft, and I couldn't see the reasoning behind it, but when your general rider looks for a saddle, 17 fits most!
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    11-09-2011, 05:58 PM
Also keep in mind different saddle makers will feel different from saddle to saddle. I just purchased a Dressage saddle after trying out a bunch - some 17.5 were just as comfortable as a 17, which is what I had always ridden in. I even ended up buying the 17.5 because honestly it seemed exactly the same as another brand in a 17.
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