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    03-07-2009, 03:17 PM
I love Antares saddles too! And I think that's just the way he jumps, he's always been like that. He doesn't have the most amazing jumping technique but it's fine for the eq classes. Easy to sit on.
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    03-09-2009, 07:12 PM
Honestly, I'm a huge fan of a Bates if you're not going to go custom because you can adjust the gullet and the CAIR panels will distribute pressure to lessen any pressure points making for a better ride. It worked extremely well for my very high withered horse - who stood at 16.1 at the withers and 15.3 at the back. He was also very hard to fit b/c he was base wide (girthed a 52") but top narrow.

These two pictures pretty much sum up his conformation:

And the Bates fit him great. I talked to saddlers all over the world including sending back tracings and wither drawings (from a flexi-curve) and the options pretty much came back as a custom or semi-custom Passier, a custom such as a CWD (which I LOVE), or a Bates. Because of his age - he was already in his 20s, I went with the Bates and it worked out well b/c years later and I still have the saddle and was able to adjust it to fit other horses as well.
    03-10-2009, 10:09 PM
Okay thanks, I will take a look at Bates as well.
    03-10-2009, 11:46 PM
Originally Posted by EquitationStar    
Okay thanks, I will take a look at Bates as well.
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