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post #1 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Western Rawhide Woodridge saddle

Hey everyone,

Does anyone here have the western rawhide brand "woodridge'' saddle? It has an equi-fit steele tree in it and 6'' gullet width with quarter horse bars, are they narrow?
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Woodridge - Pleasure Saddle - Western Rawhide

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 08:47 PM
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6" gullet is pretty narrow. Western Rawhide is also a pretty bad brand, wouldn't touch one with a 10' pole.

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i have a western rawhide and i love it, their comfortable and the best thing about them is they actually make 16'' fenders which fits my legs. Other saddles don't and it's frustrating. i kinda wanted to stick with this brand, why do you say their bad?

And i do need a narrow saddle, having difficult time finding a narrow saddle to fit my mare at the moment.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 10:23 PM
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I have the same model tree in a much older WR saddle with qh bars. It's the only saddle that fits my low withered almost flat backed horse. The 6" measurement is at the top of the bars and the angle is a little flatter than full qh bars because full qh bars won't even set down on his back. Gives new meaning to bridging.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Saddlebag, would it be possible to see a picture of the front of this saddle please? Would it fit a horse with absolute flat shoulders and high withers? (somewhat curvy back but not a sway back)
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-23-2013, 12:40 AM
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I am not familiar with the saddle brand you are talking about, but I have had excellent luck with Steele trees. So much in fact that I have 3 saddles with Steele trees now. I actually seek them out, ha ha!

Two of them are Saddle King Ol' Timers, like this:

Ozark Saddle King Of Texas Ol' Timer Roping Saddle 1256-16 - www.scruggsfarm.com

They are supposed to have a Steele Equi-fit tree with Quarter Horse bars, although the gullet measurement on this one says it's 7 inches.

But it fits nearly any horse I put it on. I use it on both my Missouri Fox Trotter and her QH cross colt. The only one that it is not an ideal fit for is my Mustang who looks like he has a little draft in him. He does better in a Steele Equi-fit tree with FQHB.

But this saddle I swear fits both my Fox Trotter mare (who has that A-frame build that gaited horses have) and her son, who is 1/2 QH and fairly chunky. So it's been a versatile saddle.

I don't know if that helps or not, but I just wanted to give my 2 thumbs up on the Steele Equi-fit trees. I find them to be way more versatile than the ralide trees I used to have.
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-23-2013, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you trailhorserider :) Steele tree looks like good quality trees as your saying. I just don't know where to start to find a saddle all the saddles ive looked up say they are qh bar or semi-qh bar but look so **** wide! The way i see it, my horse seems to have a U shape instead of V shape. Just look at these pictures on the link and you will understand what i mean by very narrow '_' and hard to fit horse.
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