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post #1 of 11 Old 11-08-2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Western saddle fit!

Just for the heck of it, lets wee what you think?

She seems to be really picky about which saddle pads I use with this saddle.








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post #2 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 01:10 AM
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I'm no expert but it looks narrow to me.
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The tree seems really narrow... I have a 14 inch serria trophy saddle for sale!
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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It's full QH bars.... :/

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 11:02 AM
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To me it looks like it sits low in the front and that is why there is a gap in the back. In the second picture (side view) of the saddle, the seat isn't level and dips forward in the front. If a saddle is too wide it will sit low in the front and actually pinch the withers.
This could also be caused by the saddle being too far forward.
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 11:04 AM
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Nice looking saddle by the way. :)

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 11:33 AM
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Looks too wide as measured horizontally to me. The angle looks OK, so I would pad the front part of the saddle. I think the easiest way to do it is to fold a small pony wool pad and place it in the front.

Mayatex San Juan Solids Blanket Pony Size

Another option is to buy a Wintec riser pad and try it. It looks a bit odd with a western saddle, but it MIGHT be OK...depends on how big the western saddle is.

Wintec Comfort Saddle Pad With Lift - Statelinetack.com

Anyways, that is my guess.

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post #9 of 11 Old 11-13-2012, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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It might be a bit too far forward, if I remember correctly, I was in a hurry to get the pics. And, she's standing downhill quite bad (my barn has a dirt floor, all at takes is one horse to paw....)

Anywho, it fits her best when I use my super thin SMX air ride pad, I havent found another that works as good, but I havent tried real hard.

Oh, and thanks! It's an RS Custom :)

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I think the fit is not bad. I agree with bsms that it might be a bit wide and need padding up (with a pad that has wither cut out ). the angle looks about right. if she has ridden well in it so far, I would accept it as good enough.
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