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post #1 of 2 Old 02-04-2012, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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So my saddles too narrow..

Ive ridden my gelding in my old bates osbourne a few times by now and its starting to leave dry spots either side of his spine, probably covering the area of the first half of the saddle. When i first got him, he was being pretty bratty, wouldnt stop, avoiding bit etc. but all thsoe problems in the past two weeks have improved massivly. I dont know whether hes used to a badly fitting saddle?? and ignoring it? or Im wondering if his saddle actually does fit... and the dry spots are... im not sure?

I will get some photos sometime of the fit, but im pretty sure its too narrow. So whats the next step in buying a saddle that will fit him properly? should i get a wider gullet?? but by how many cms? I ride english, and im looking for a good quality all purpose saddle that wont break the bank.

Thanks for any advice. I realize a saddle fitter would be ideal in this situation, but at the moment im tight on cash, starting uni soon and i will be paying a fair amount to get him transported down to where ill be living for the next 3 years for my course.

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post #2 of 2 Old 02-04-2012, 08:50 AM
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Depending on the horse and the saddle sometimes a horse could be wide in one saddle but could be medium fit another saddle. My local tack shop offers a service of either you bringing horse to store to try saddles or some stores allow you bring home saddles to try on. Is it possible for you to do that sorry haven't being much help
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