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  • Best saddle for high wither and narrow shoulders
  • Best western saddle for horse with narrow shoulders

 
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    09-27-2009, 11:06 PM
  #1
Foal
western saddle trouble

Hello everyone. I was hoping if someone could please help me out with my western saddle troubles. I had an older horse with extremely high withers and narrow shoulders and I could not for the life of me find a saddle that fit him. I finally found the perfect saddle for him about a year ago and then he lost a little bit of weight and made his shoulders even more narrow and now the saddle sits to far forward on his shoulders like on a slant and now the saddle is almost sitting right on his withers. I've been thinking about getting one of those pads that are built up on the withers to lift it off his shoulders and off his withers which would make sense,....something like this...
Western Saddle Pads : Cavallo Horse and Rider Simple Boot
The #809 western built up pad

But my thinking is if I do that and it works is it going to change the pressure points of the saddle and maybe hurt somewhere else? What should I do?
     
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    09-28-2009, 02:15 AM
  #2
Foal
Hi, I am a chinese,english is so so, so let me try to understand your meaning, the horse often was hurt by saddle, because high withers and narrow shoulders ,
We often met the same trouble, first, using double saddle pad,and fasten girth(two girth, frong and rear),
The second, change the gullet angle,readjust it by saddle maker,
My friend, made a pad with a hole in front the pad,
Last time I got a saddle from usa, but most chinese horse narrow shoulder.
I havd to solve the same proble. You can email me pony555@163.com
I show you the pad
     
    09-28-2009, 09:23 PM
  #3
Yearling
Hi! They make those blankets, and I have also seen pads especially for the withers for an ill fitting saddle. I don't think it would change the pressure points, and if it did, it would only be for the better.

The saddle isn't supposed to come in contact with the top of the withers, a blanket prevents that. The only other parts of the horse the saddle should touch, is it's rib cage. The gullet should be off the horse's back (ideally, you should be able to stick your hand through the gullet while it is on the horse's back (is the saddle rests on the horse's spine, it causes pain and discomfort. So a blanket should not change the pressure points of the saddle.

I hope that helped =]
     
    09-28-2009, 10:23 PM
  #4
Foal
Hey yeah the saddle fits perfectly everywhere else just not since he lost weight in the shoulders. The gullet doesnt sit right on the top of his withers but is just enough that when I put my weight on then I can feel there is pressure of the gullet sitting somewhat on his withers. If only I could raise it off his shoulders it would fit perfect but I wasnt sure if it would put pressure points anywhere else.. thanks!!
     
    09-29-2009, 08:30 AM
  #5
Foal
Horse.com sells the built up equiherc pad for around $40. These a great for a high wither, skinny shoulder horse. Good luck
     

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