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    05-26-2011, 02:18 PM
What dressage saddle fits fairly straight backed horse?

At some point I will be looking for a dressage saddle as I can't 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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    05-27-2011, 12:39 AM
That doesn't look like a fairly strait back to me....
    05-27-2011, 01:20 AM
This horse is not straight backed. Most any saddle should fit, but remember not to set it on the withers.
    05-27-2011, 08:47 AM
Well that is what my trainers have said maybe she was saying compared to her WB or something I don't.. 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

Due to this I will try to edit my post name... but help is appreicated with suggestions

Well unfortunately it will not let me edit it any longer..
    05-27-2011, 11:56 AM
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. ;)
    05-27-2011, 02:17 PM
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.
    05-27-2011, 02:21 PM
Yea I was thinking that bc that's what kind of jumping saddle I have. Just not sure about flap lengths.. im only 5'1
    05-27-2011, 03:22 PM
Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy1507    
yea I was thinking that bc that's 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.
    05-27-2011, 06:53 PM
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
    05-27-2011, 06:56 PM
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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