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    07-23-2009, 03:02 PM
Green Broke
show me what a well-fitted saddle looks like

I see a lot of saddle fitting threads on here, mostly with pictures of saddles that do not fit the horse. I have had a difficult time with fitting my own wide, short backed horse. I still have yet to find one that really fits her well so I've resorted to a bareback pad for the time being.

I want to see pictures of saddles that do fit the horse they're on! I'm not entirely sure how a well-fitted saddle is supposed to look with a pad, without a pad, cinched, uncinched. I'd be eternally grateful to those who would be willing to take the time to post those pictures and I'm sure many others on here would benefit from it, too.
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    07-23-2009, 03:30 PM
Green Broke

^^ For these, I believe there is suposed to be a channel of space going down the back.


If you go here and scroll all the way down, there are good examples of a good-fitting western saddle :) Plus a long article on it.
    07-23-2009, 03:36 PM
Green Broke
Liberty just posted a great post in another thread:
Saddle fit critique- PICS
    07-23-2009, 05:49 PM
Green Broke
^^ I just took a look at that, and yeah, I would totally mosey on over there and take a look! :)
    07-23-2009, 06:35 PM
Funny you should post that question. Here is a series of picts that I took this morning of Boomer and how his saddle fits. It is adjustable rigging that I have set to 7/8.




    07-23-2009, 06:36 PM
Green Broke
Excellent, thanks so much! I've printed all pictures and info. :) The only saddle I have left is an ancient one my grandpa used. I'm going to try it on on Stella tonight and check the fit.
    07-23-2009, 06:47 PM
Green Broke
That is a beautiful saddle, iride. What brand is it?
    07-23-2009, 06:59 PM
Thank you! It's a Mastercraft by American Saddle called The Top Hand and is a heavy bugger. I added the stirrups separately and they have been on a few saddles that I've had. I love the way they feel, especially on a long ride.
    07-23-2009, 07:01 PM
Green Broke
Never heard of it...

Those sturrips DO look very comfy ;)
    07-23-2009, 07:04 PM
The Top Hand

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