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post #1 of 10 Old 05-26-2011, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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What dressage saddle fits fairly straight backed horse?

At some point i will be looking for a dressage saddle as i cant use my dressage trainers extra saddle anymore. I rode in the Wintec Isabell and my jumping saddle is a Thornhill. I will not have a big budget and would appreciate some ideas. Thanks.

heres a pic of Peteys back, Swoop is the same

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-27-2011, 01:39 AM
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That doesn't look like a fairly strait back to me....

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post #3 of 10 Old 05-27-2011, 02:20 AM
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This horse is not straight backed. Most any saddle should fit, but remember not to set it on the withers.

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-27-2011, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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well that is what my trainers have said maybe she was saying compared to her WB or something i dont.. bc he has big withers yes but not too curvy in the sense. i do know not to put it on the withers and all that.. i have to be very careful with him bc he's had broken withers in the past before i owned him. Im trying to find what brands are good and comfortable but not super expensive and do not have super long flaps as i am only 5'1

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if possible, i'd suggest looking for a saddle with a cutback head to give that extra wither clearance you might need. i have a kieffer for my TB who has huge withers and it fits him quite nicely. i bought it used for a great price so it's possible to find the right saddle that doesn't break the bank. ;)
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Foxy, he doesn't look very straight back to me. I personally have Thornhill Vienna dressage saddle. And Thornhill jumping saddle was a good fit for my horse as well (although I decided to go with MT as a cheaper option). So very well may be Thornhill would work for your horse.

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yea i was thinking that bc thats what kind of jumping saddle i have. just not sure about flap lengths.. im only 5'1

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yea i was thinking that bc thats what kind of jumping saddle i have. just not sure about flap lengths.. im only 5'1
Hmmmmm.... Vienna I own has long flaps (but I'm 5'8 - 5'9 myself). However very well may be it comes in short flap too (or some other models do). I bought mine from this place (they are very nice to deal with so you may want to call and just ask): Contact Us | Maryland Tack, Inc.

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my OTTB's back looks to be a similar shape(although it's hard to tell for sure since your pic is on a angle) and I ride her in a wintec pro dressage, i got it for a really good price here Green River Tack It's the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden in, I'm only 5'4 and i don't find the flaps long at all, and i had a 12 year old ride in it with no problem with the flaps being too long... this is my OTTB
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-27-2011, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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I've been advised to stay away from the wintecs or bates saddles and I'm not really a fan of the way the wintec pro looks ne way. I think I'm going to look for a Kieffer, Passier or Thornhill. But more suggestions are welcome as I'm trying to find something that is very comfortable and will last a while
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