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    11-24-2010, 06:02 PM
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Vintage Hereford saddle fit on 2.5 year old Quarter Horse filly?

I did post my cry for help in the western section but thought I'd also post it here since it's tack related. (Should I email a mod and have the other one deleted? I don't want to clutter up the forum with duplicate posts!)

I'll post the link to my album showing several photos of the Tex Tan Hereford saddle on my 2.5 year old Quarter Horse filly. I would greatly appreciate your opinion on the fit. Keep in mind she already had quite the winter fuzz when the photos were taken. If additional photos are required I can get them within the next few days when it warms up.

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    11-24-2010, 06:04 PM
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Here's the photo album link!

http://www.horseforum.com/members/19...ddle-fit-2152/
     
    11-24-2010, 07:35 PM
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It looks pretty good to me. It might be a tiny bit upright in the bar angle , in other words, steeper angled than the shoulder. There is a hint that it sits a little low over the withers, but you know, it's so minor that without being there it's hard to say. What do YOU think?
     
    11-25-2010, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
It looks pretty good to me. It might be a tiny bit upright in the bar angle , in other words, steeper angled than the shoulder. There is a hint that it sits a little low over the withers, but you know, it's so minor that without being there it's hard to say. What do YOU think?
Thank you so much for your reply.

I really like this saddle...so it is quite possible I will ignore any sign that it doesn't fit, ha ha. No, just kidding...I like my horse more than I like the saddle! :)

I was reading about a few ways to check fit. One was to be able to fit a flat hand under the front over the shoulder...and I can do that. The other was to be able to fit at least two fingers under the gullet above the withers. I can also do that. I also read to be sure there was no rocking...and there was none I could detect. It also seemed to sit nicely when I walked her around without it cinched up. I have not yet run my hand underneath the seat part of the saddle as someone suggested on my other thread but the weather has improved so I should be able to try another fitting in the next few days.

If you think it is already a tad too upright then that probably means as she muscles up and grows up it will likely be an even tighter fit, right?

My concern was the length of the skirt. Is it too long for her back? I dislike the look of round skirted saddles but I have been holding off on ordering a square memory foam pad just in case I have to settle for a round skirted saddle.

I also dislike new saddles...I only want a vintage one, so obviously my being so picky is going to make saddle-fitting this horse a real ordeal.
     

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