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post #1 of 4 Old 08-07-2011, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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what is a good inexpensive beginner's saddle for a very large draft like horse?

My husband has a very large pony that he rides. She is VERY wide and my wintec doesn't really fit her all that great even with the wide gullet. I am thinking she needs a draft size saddle. She is built like a little haffie. She is a mustang so not sure what she has all in her.

here are some pictures....Brian wants to learn some dressage and maybe do some jumping on her.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-07-2011, 07:30 PM
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Perhaps search for a draft Wintec. Beginner or not, you don't want one falling apart as it's usually at the most inopportune time and the rider winds up losing interest after the hard fall.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-08-2011, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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we looked at the draft wintecs. Brian really likes the feel of my wintec. I do think that wintec gullets run small as my horse uses an extra wide and she isn't actually that wide. We plan on getting a good brand..atleast medium quality..no starter packages as those do fall apart.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-09-2011, 01:34 AM
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Your best bet is to find a good local saddle maker if you can and take the horse to him. I wasted lot's of time and money buying saddles that didn't fit horses and eventually figured this out.
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