Western saddles for round pony with no withers
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Western saddles for round pony with no withers

This is a discussion on Western saddles for round pony with no withers within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Pictures of Western Saddles on horses
  • How to fit a saddle to a pony with no withers?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-25-2009, 09:18 PM
  #1
Yearling
Western saddles for round pony with no withers

I have been searching for a while now for a western saddle that will fit my wide/round backed appy pony with very low withers. I don't have many tack shops in the area, so I have just been trying saddles on that are around my barn. The biggest problem I have with them is that they flip up at the back and don't sit properly on her back. I was wondering if anyone has a similar problem and know of any saddles that fit this type of horse well? I am not showing yet, just doing a lot of trail riding and practcing barrel racing with hopes to one day have her go fast enough to compete... my coach wants me to get a pleasure saddle because she wants me to do pleasure instead (she showed pleasure for a while). I honestly am not pickey about what type of seat I buy.. I was thinking a barrel or pleasure but at this point whatever fits my horse would be fine, seeing as NOTHING I have tried on her has fit.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-26-2009, 01:50 PM
  #2
Weanling
Have your tried a saddle with full quarter horse bars? My barrel morgan/qtr pony had no withers and wore a fqh bar abetta. You can try taking a wither tracing and comparing it online.

Wither Tracings - How to Make a Wither Tracing for Saddle Fitting

And here are some templates:

Western Saddle Fitting and Different Tree Sizes
     
    07-26-2009, 03:33 PM
  #3
Yearling
I have tried them, and they are wide enough but they are still too high withered for her and it ends up popping off her back and putting all the pressure near the pommel.
     
    07-26-2009, 06:09 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Do NOT use flex trees. They sound great, but they can stretch out and sit funny on your horse and can cause a sore back.
     
    07-26-2009, 06:38 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Flex trees are fine, if they are QUALITY flex trees (not "fiber-flex" or any imported saddle). I know people who have put hundreds of hours of trail and training riding on flex tree saddles with good results. That said, they do NOT flex to fit "any horse." They still need to fit the horse.

I would look for a wade tree saddle. They tend to sit lower and wider than more traditional trees. Your other option would be a treeless saddle. Barefoot makes one that looks more like a traditional western saddle.



Barefoot Saddles® - Quality Treeless Western Saddles

When you're sitting in it, it looks like any pleasure type saddle.
     
    07-27-2009, 06:36 PM
  #6
Yearling
Here's an idea of how wide and flat she is
     
    07-27-2009, 09:24 PM
  #7
Weanling
Wow, she really is wide and flat. I bet she is great to ride bareback!!
     
    07-27-2009, 11:24 PM
  #8
Green Broke
For just a trail/training saddle, you might look at an Abetta wide tree (Full QH bars). Their regular QH tree fit my Appy mare, who normally takes Full QH bars, so the wide tree might just work for you.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
western saddle for high withers horse kitten_Val Horse Tack and Equipment 26 07-27-2013 02:52 AM
Western Saddles?? cherriebark Horse Tack and Equipment 19 03-05-2009 12:47 AM
Western Saddles? Andi Horse Tack and Equipment 5 10-26-2008 03:25 PM
western saddles? Gingerrrrr Horse Tack and Equipment 6 09-16-2008 10:17 PM
Western Saddles horse_luver4e Horse Tack and Equipment 3 08-24-2007 04:48 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0