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    05-14-2012, 06:02 PM
Ok, so I got some photos today- let me know what you think. I also tried a thicker pad, and that seemed to help a lot.

This one is when he's tightly cinched.

This one is with the thicker pad

And these ones are in the saddle

I couldn't get any without a saddle pad, as if the saddle gets dirty, I cannot return it.
It seems like if the cinch was back a bit more, it would fit much better.
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    05-14-2012, 06:06 PM
Actually, I think the saddle doesn't fit. It is a bit too wide for your horse.
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    05-14-2012, 06:32 PM
Alrighty then. I'll take er back and keep looking. Unfortunately, its really hard to find something around here that's just that little bit narrower without getting something that's too small without getting one custom made (which is 2500 at least). There's a tack store 2 hrs away that I could take a run up to this weekend. May get lucky and find something about an inch narrower.
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    05-14-2012, 06:38 PM
Around these parts you can get Amish custom made saddles, halters, bridles, etc. with the exact measurements of you horse. Do you have that there?
    05-14-2012, 07:02 PM
Unfortunately no, we only have one saddle maker in the area, and all his saddles are very expensive (cheapest at 2500). Mind you they are very nice saddles, but I don't have that kind of money right now. 1000 is my limit for a saddle.
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    05-14-2012, 08:57 PM
You might try talking to one of the online stores. Some of them are decent about making recommendations. That one looks too wide (horizontal width) in the front. It also looks too far forward.

Buying new, the Abetta is pretty cheap and comes in a lot of different sizes. Another option would be to contact Steele. They make the trees for a lot of saddles (Dakota & Big Horn, for example). They can send you forms shaped to their trees, and you would then be able to tell someone who uses Steele trees what size tree you need for your horse.

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    05-15-2012, 06:18 AM
Thanks for the links. I'll have to check them out. It doesn't help that his back is so flat either. I'm having one heck of a time finding something that fits properly.
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    05-15-2012, 06:23 AM
Talk to Kevin at SouthernTrails Saddle (a member here). Trail Saddle, Western Saddle, Trail Saddles, Western Saddles he will work with you on fit and price.

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